Vincent Lévesque

Granted Patent

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

Vincent Lévesque

US Patent 10,969,874, filed March 16, 2018, issued April 6, 2021.

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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.