Poster: Safe-&-Round: Bringing Redirected Walking to Small Virtual Reality Laboratories

Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI), page 154-154 - 2014
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Walking is usually considered the most natural form for selfmotion in a virtual environment (VE). However, the confined physical workspace of typical virtual reality (VR) labs often prevents natural exploration of larger VEs. Redirected walking has been introduced as a potential solution to this restriction, but corresponding techniques often induce enormous manipulations if the workspace is considerably small and lacks natural experiences therefore. In this poster we propose the Safe-&-Round user interface, which supports natural walking in a potentially infinite virtual scene while confined to a considerably restricted physical workspace. This virtual locomotion technique relies on a safety volume, which is displayed as a semi-transparent halfcapsule, inside which the user can walk without manipulations caused by redirected walking.

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@InProceedings\{BLS14,
  author       = "Bruder, Gerd and Lubos, Paul and Steinicke, Frank",
  title        = "Poster: Safe-\&-Round: Bringing Redirected Walking to Small Virtual Reality Laboratories",
  booktitle    = "Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI)",
  pages        = "154-154",
  year         = "2014",
  publisher    = "ACM Press",
  url          = "http://basilic.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/Publications/2014/BLS14"
}

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