Bireswar Laha

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Emerging novel 3D interaction technologies allow precise tracking of bare hands and fingers, but due to the differences between these devices and traditional trackers, it is not clear how to design effective interaction techniques using these technologies. Using the Leap Motion Controller, we designed travel techniques with bare-hand interaction. We(More)
Volume visualization has been widely used for decades for analyzing datasets ranging from 3D medical images to seismic data to paleontological data. Many have proposed using immersive virtual reality (VR) systems to view volume visualizations, and there is anecdotal evidence of the benefits of VR for this purpose. However, there has been very little(More)
Volume visualization is an important technique for analyzing datasets from a variety of different scientific domains. Volume data analysis is inherently difficult because volumes are three-dimensional, dense, and unfamiliar, requiring scientists to precisely control the viewpoint and to make precise spatial judgments. Researchers have proposed that more(More)
Analysis of volume datasets often involves peering inside the volume to understand internal structures. Traditional approaches involve removing part of the volume through slicing, but this can result in the loss of context. Focus+context visualization techniques can distort part of the volume, or can assume prior definition of a region of interest or(More)
High-quality immersive display technologies are becoming mainstream with the release of head-mounted displays (HMDs) such as the Oculus Rift. These devices potentially represent an affordable alternative to the more traditional, centralised CAVE-style immersive environments. One driver for the development of CAVE-style immersive environments has been(More)
Chirocentric 3D user interfaces are sometimes hailed as the " holy grail " of human-computer interaction. However, implementations of these UIs can require cumbersome devices (such as tethered wearable datagloves), be limited in terms of functionality or obscure the algorithms used for hand pose and gesture recognition. These limitations inhibit designing,(More)