Vincent Lévesque

Granted Patent

Systems and Methods for Viewport-Based Augmented Reality Haptic Effects

Vincent Lévesque, Danny Grant

US Patent 9,690,370, filed May 5, 2014, issued June 27, 2017.

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One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a display configured to receive a display signal and output an image, and an image capture device configured to capture an area image and transmit an image signal. The illustrative system also includes a processor in communication with the image capture device and the display, the processor configured to: receive the image signal; determine a virtual object based in part on the image signal; determine the display signal based in part on the image signal, wherein the display signal includes data associated with the virtual object; determine a haptic effect based at least in part on the virtual object; and transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect. The illustrative system further includes a haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and output the haptic effect.