Individual differences in embodied distance estimation in virtual reality

Mar Gonzalez-Franco, Parastoo Abtahi, Anthony Steed

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Abstract

There are important individual differences when experiencing VR setups. We ran a study with 20 participants who got a scale-matched avatar and were asked to blind-walk to a VR target placed 2.5 meters away. In such setups, people typically underestimate distances by approximately 10% when virtual environments are viewed through head mounted displays. Consistent with previous studies we found that the underestimation was significantly reduced the more embodied the participants were. However, not all participants developed the same level of embodiment when exposed to the exact same conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages941-943
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781728113777
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Mar 23 2019Mar 27 2019

Publication series

Name26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOsaka
Period3/23/193/27/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology

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