Journal article

Eyes-free Target Acquisition During Walking in Immersive Mixed Reality

Qiushi Zhou, Difeng Yu, Martin N Reinoso, Joshua Newn, Jorge Goncalves, Eduardo Velloso

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) | Published : 2020

Abstract

Reaching towards out-of-sight objects during walking is a common task in daily life, however the same task can be challenging when wearing immersive Head-Mounted Displays (HMD). In this paper, we investigate the effects of spatial reference frame, walking path curvature, and target placement relative to the body on user performance of manually acquiring out-of-sight targets located around their bodies, as they walk in a spatial-mapping Mixed Reality (MR) environment wearing an immersive HMD. We found that walking and increased path curvature negatively affected the overall spatial accuracy of the performance, and that the performance benefited more from using the torso as the reference frame..

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