Estimation of detection thresholds for audiovisual rotation gains

Niels Christian Nilsson, Evan Suma, Rolf Nordahl, Mark Bolas, Stefania Serafin

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Redirection techniques allow users to explore large virtual environments on foot while remaining within a limited physical space. However, research has primarily focused on redirection through manipulation of the visuals used to represent the virtual environment. We describe a within-subjects study (n=31) exploring if participants' ability to detect differences between real and virtual rotations is influenced by the addition of sound that is spatially aligned with its virtual source. The results revealed similar detection thresholds for conditions involving moving audio, static audio, and no audio. This may be viewed as an indication of visual dominance during scenarios such as the one used for the current study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2016 - Proceedings
EditorsVictoria Interrante, Tobias Hollerer, Evan Suma, Anatole Lecuyer
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509008360
StatePublished - Jul 5 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event18th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2016 - Greenville, United States
Duration: Mar 19 2016Mar 23 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality


Other18th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • H.1.2 [Information Systems]: User/Machine Systems - Human factors
  • I.3.7 [Computer Graphics]: Three-Dimensional Graphics and Realism - Virtual Reality


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