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Effects on balance disturbance of manipulating depth of an independent visual background in a stereographic display


Duh, HB-L and Abi-Rached, H and Parker, DE and Furness, TA, Effects on balance disturbance of manipulating depth of an independent visual background in a stereographic display, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2001, 8-12 October 2001, Minneapolis, USA, pp. 1882-1885. (2001) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/154193120104502706


Simulator sickness (SS) is a major impedimentto use of virtualenvironments(VEs). Procedures to alleviateSS have been of limitedvalue.The 'independentvisualbackground' (IVB) may reduceSS when people use a VE. Optimumcharacteristicsof IVBs remainto be determined.In this study,balancewas disturbedby roll oscillationof a black andwhite radialpattern.Disturbancewas reducedby simultaneous presentationof anIVB. Effects of locatingthe IVB in the foregroundor backgroundrelativeto the moving radial pattern using a stereographic display were determined.Nine subjects were tested at two IVB luminance levels and three different IVB conditions using a within-subjects design. An expected statisticallysignificantdifference betweenthe IVBandno-IVB conditionswas observed.No effect of IVB location was obtained. Effects of foreground / background manipulationson spatial orientation are addressed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:balance disturbance, stereography, display, perception
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:90342
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-31
Last Modified:2014-05-26

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