A little unreality in a realistic replica environment degrades distance estimation accuracy

Lane Phillips, Victoria Interrante

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Abstract

Users of IVEs typically underestimate distances during blind walking tasks, even though they are accurate at this task in the real world. The cause of this underestimation is still not known. Our previous work found an exception to this effect: When the virtual environment was a realistic, co-located replica of the concurrently occupied real environment, users did not significantly underestimate distances. However, when the replica was rendered in an NPR style, we found that users underestimated distances. In this study we explore whether the inaccuracy in distance estimation could be due to lack of size and distance cues in our NPR IVE, or if it could be due to a lack of presence. We ran blind walking trials in a new replica IVE that combined features of the previous two IVEs. Participants significantly underestimated distances in this environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVR 2011 - IEEE Virtual Reality 2011, Proceedings
Pages235-236
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 25 2011
Event18th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2011 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Mar 19 2011Mar 23 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality

Other

Other18th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2011
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period3/19/113/23/11

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