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Effects of field of view on balance in an immersive environment


Duh, HB-L and Lin, JJW and Kenyon, RV and Parker, DE and Furness, TA, Effects of field of view on balance in an immersive environment, Proceedings of the Virtual Reality 2001 Conference (VR'01), 13-17 March, 2001, Yokohama, Japan, pp. 1-6. ISBN 0-7695-0948-7 (2001) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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With technological progress, wide field-of-view (FOV) displays will become increasingly common. Wide FOVs provide a more immersive environment and produce stronger self-motion perception. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationships between FOV andscen e content on postural stability in an immersive environment. 10 subjects were testedu sing two different scenes (a simple radial pattern and a "meaningful" city scene) at six FOVs (30º, 60º, 90º, 120º, 150º, 180º) using a within-subjects design. Subjects exhibited more postural disturbance with increasing FOV. A surprisingly large increase in disturbance was found for the interval between 150º and180º using the city scene. No statistically significant difference was found for effects of scene content. Two groups (postural stable group and postural unstable group) were identified during experiment. These groups performedd ifferently in the two scene conditions. Future research plans are described in the Discussion.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:virtual reality, field of view, human factors, display
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Duh, HB-L (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:90331
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-31
Last Modified:2014-05-26

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