Reactive Displays for Virtual Reality

G. S.S.Srinivas Rao, Neeraj Thakur, Vinay Namboodiri

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Abstract

The feeling of presence in virtual reality has enabled a large number of applications. These applications typically deal with 360° content. However, a large amount of existing content is available in terms of images and videos i.e 2D content. Unfortunately, these do not react to the viewer's position or motion when viewed through a VR HMD. Thus in this work, we propose reactive displays for VR which instigate a feeling of discovery while exploring 2D content. We create this by taking into account user's position and motion to compute homography based mappings that adapt the 2D content and re-project it onto the display. This allows the viewer to obtain a more richer experience of interacting with 2D content similar to the effect of viewing through the window at a scene. We also provide a VR interface that uses a constrained set of reactive displays to easily browse through 360° content. The proposed interface tackles the problem of nausea caused by existing interfaces like photospheres by providing a natural room-like intermediate interface before changing 360° content. We perform user studies to evaluate both of our interfaces. The results show that the proposed reactive display interfaces are indeed beneficial.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdjunct Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR-Adjunct 2017
EditorsWolfgang Broll, Holger Regenbrecht, Gerd Bruder, Myriam Servieres, Maki Sugimoto, J Edward Swan
PublisherIEEE
Pages63-68
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780769563275
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2017
Event16th Adjunct IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR-Adjunct 2017 - Nantes, France
Duration: 9 Oct 201713 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameAdjunct Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR-Adjunct 2017

Conference

Conference16th Adjunct IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR-Adjunct 2017
CountryFrance
CityNantes
Period9/10/1713/10/17

Keywords

  • Reactive Displays
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications

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