Focused Area of Movement as an Effective Rest Frame for Reducing VR Sickness

Mu Hyeon Park, Kwan Yun, Gerard J. Kim

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Abstract

Sickness is one major obstacle in proliferating the use of virtual reality. The sensory mismatch between the visual and vestibular senses about user motion is attributed as the main cause. One effective method has been the use of rest frame such as the virtual nose, which is the reference object that remain fixed in relation to the real world and do not move as the user moves around. We propose the 'Focused Area of Movement' as an alternative rest frame, which is a small moving area within the screen space, where there is little relative motion (or optical flow) with respect to the user-thereby causing less sensory conflict, but with naturally directed attention and less content intrusion. Our pilot experiment has shown its potential in significantly reducing the level of VR sickness without much degradation in the sense of presence/immersion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct, ISMAR-Adjunct 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages712-713
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781665453653
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event21st IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct, ISMAR-Adjunct 2022 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2022 Oct 172022 Oct 21

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct, ISMAR-Adjunct 2022

Conference

Conference21st IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality Adjunct, ISMAR-Adjunct 2022
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period22/10/1722/10/21

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • Human-centered computing-Visu-alization-Visualization design and evaluation methods
  • Virtual reality
  • optical flow.: Human-centered computing-Visualization-Visual-ization techniques-Heat maps
  • vr sickness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology
  • Modelling and Simulation

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