08009022 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 37 patents.

A system to present the user a 3-D virtual environment as well as non-visual sensory feedback for interactions that user makes with virtual objects in that environment is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a system comprising a depth camera that captures user position and movement, a three-dimensional (3-D) display device that presents the user a virtual environment in 3-D and a haptic feedback device provides haptic feedback to the user as he interacts with a virtual object in the virtual environment. As the user moves through his physical space, he is captured by the depth camera. Data from that depth camera is parsed to correlate a user position with a position in the virtual environment. Where the user position or movement causes the user to touch the virtual object, that is determined, and corresponding haptic feedback is provided to the user.

Title
Systems and methods for immersive interaction with virtual objects
Application Number
12/834723
Publication Number
8009022 (B2)
Application Date
July 12, 2010
Publication Date
August 30, 2011
Inventor
Kathryn Stone Perez
Shoreline
WA, US
John Clavin
Seattle
WA, US
Todd Eric Holmdahl
Redmond
WA, US
Kudo Tsunoda
Seattle
WA, US
Alex Kipman
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Woodcock Washburn
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04B 3/36
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