TilePoP: Tile-type Pop-up Prop for Virtual Reality
Publication - ACM UIST 2019 | Best Paper Honorable Mention
Shan-Yuan Teng, Cheng-Lung Lin, Chi-huan Chiang, Tzu-Sheng Kuo, Liwei Chan, Da-Yuan Huang, and Bing-Yu Chen
Figure 1. TilePoP is a pneumatic interface deployed as floor tiles that can pop up by inflating into physical shapes for whole-body interactions in VR. a) The user walks on the collapsed tiles. b) The tiles pop up into a shape approximating a dinosaur. c) The user mounts the prop. d) The tiles pop up into a boat shape. e) A user steps into the boat and sits down.
Figure 2. An expansion view of the material and structure of an airbag used in TilePoP.
Figure 3. TilePoP and its pneumatically-actuated system.