Presence as a function of update rate within virtual environments

Woodrow Barfield, Claudia Hendrix

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Abstract

The effect of varying the update rate of a computer-generated simulation (5, 10, 15, 20, 25 Hz) on the sense of presence within virtual environments was investigated. Thirteen subjects were asked to navigate throughout a virtual environment and perform a search related task. The results indicated that presence within the virtual environment was significantly less using an update rate of 5 and 10 Hz when compared to update rates of 20 and 25 Hz. Furthermore, the reported level of presence using a 15 Hz update rate was similar to the reported level of presence using update rates of 20 and 25 Hz. The implications of the results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSAE Technical Papers
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Event25th International Conference on Environmental Systems - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 10 1995Jul 13 1995

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