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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: (pp. pp. 71-74).

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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. ©2010 IEEE.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The implementation of a novel walking interface within an immersive display
ISBN-13: 9781424468447
DOI: 10.1109/3DUI.2010.5444717
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/50808
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