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The implementation of a novel walking interface within an immersive display

Swapp, D; Williams, J; Steed, A; (2010) The implementation of a novel walking interface within an immersive display. In: Hachet, M and Kiyokawa, K and LaViola Jr, J, (eds.) Proceedings of 2010 IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI). (pp. 71 - 74). IEEE Computer Society Press

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Abstract

Locomotion interfaces pose a large challenge for designers of immersive virtual environments. While treadmills and other actuated interfaces can be integrated with spatial displays or head-mounted displays, they are expensive or they constrain walking to one direction. In this technical note we demonstrate the integration of a passive walking interface integrated with a CAVE-like display. The Wizdish is a new concept for walking interfaces. Users wear low-friction shoes and "walk" on a dish-shaped apparatus. By tracking the feet and integrating a redirection algorithm we have constructed a locomotion interface that reproduces some aspects of walking whilst removing the need for the user to operate any hand-held controller.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:The implementation of a novel walking interface within an immersive display
Event:2010 IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI)
Location:Waltham, Massachusetts USA
Dates:2010-03-20 - 2010-03-21
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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