Vincent Lévesque

Pending Patent

Method and System for the Detection and Augmentation of Tactile Interactions in Augmented Reality

Vincent Lévesque

US Patent Application 16/493,678, filed March 16, 2018, pending.

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Program actions may be initiated after detection of a pre-defined gesture by a user with a real-world object. Users may interact with their physical environment in an augmented reality by detecting interactions with real objects using a combination of location and motion detection, material identification using wearable sensors, or both. Based on detected sensor data from user interaction with a real-world object, a predefined gesture may be identified and a program action associated with that target interaction for the real-world object may be executed. In some cases, the user experience may be enhanced by providing haptic feedback in response to tactile gestures and resulting events.