15 Years of Research on Redirected Walking in Immersive Virtual Environments

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Abstract

Virtual reality users wearing head-mounted displays can experience the illusion of walking in any direction for infinite distance while, in reality, they are walking a curvilinear path in physical space. This is accomplished by introducing unnoticeable rotations to the virtual environment—a technique called redirected walking. This
paper gives an overview of the research that has been performed since redirected walking was first practically demonstrated 15 years ago.
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Virtual reality users wearing head-mounted displays can experience the illusion of walking in any direction for infinite distance while, in reality, they are walking a curvilinear path in physical space. This is accomplished by introducing unnoticeable rotations to the virtual environment—a technique called redirected walking. This
paper gives an overview of the research that has been performed since redirected walking was first practically demonstrated 15 years ago.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Computer Graphics and Applications
ISSN0272-1716
StatePublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
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