Exploring Rock Climbing in Mixed Reality Environments

Felix Kosmalla, André Zenner, Marco Speicher, Florian Daiber, Nico Herbig, Antonio Krüger

In: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI-17) New York, NY, USA Pages 1787-1793 CHI EA '17 ISBN 978-1-4503-4656-6 ACM 2017.


While current consumer virtual reality headsets can convey a strong feeling of immersion, one drawback is still the missing haptic feedback when interacting with virtual objects. In this work, we investigate the use of a artificial climbing wall as a haptic feedback device in a virtual rock climbing environment. It enables the users to wear a head-mounted display and actually climb on the physical climbing wall which conveys the feeling of climbing on a large mountain face.

Weitere Links

climbing-mixed-reality.pdf (pdf, 6 MB)

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz