PeriFocus - Training Peripheral Color- and Shape Detection in Virtual Reality

Mads Thomsen, Mathias Halilovic, Alexandru Giuran, Markus Löchtefeld

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Abstract

Peripheral vision plays an important role in monitoring and detection of peripheral events not only in our daily life but also in complex and time-demanding situations. For example athletes in team sports such as Football or Handball, that require to not only keep track of one's own team but also the opponents around oneself, benefit greatly from good peripheral vision. This paper examines the possibilities of training peripheral color and shape detection in virtual reality (VR). To this end we created an application called PeriFocus, a simple shooter game in VR that requires users to use their peripheral vision for object identification of the features color, size and shape. Our initial evaluation with six participants over 12 days revealed a statistical significant increase in peripheral color detection measured by an analog visual acuity test. This not only validates prior work conducted in a desktop setting but also highlights potential for future VR applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2023 : 19th IFIP TC13 International Conference, York, UK, August 28 – September 1, 2023, Proceedings, Part IV
EditorsJosé Abdelnour Nocera, Marta Kristín Lárusdóttir, Helen Petrie, Antonio Piccinno, Marco Winckler
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Publication date29 Aug 2023
Pages166-175
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-42292-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-42293-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2023
Event19th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2023 - York, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Aug 20231 Sept 2023

Conference

Conference19th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityYork
Period28/08/202301/09/2023
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
VolumeLNCS 14145
ISSN0302-9743

Keywords

  • Peripheral Vision
  • Eye-Tracking
  • Virtual Reality

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