Step aside: an initial exploration of gestural input for lateral movement during walking-in-place locomotion

Congzhi Wang, Oana Andreea Dogaru, Patrick Lindholt Strandholt, Niels Chr. Nilsson, Rolf Nordahl, Stefania Serafin

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Walking-in-place (WIP) techniques provide users with a relatively natural way of walking in virtual reality. However, previous research has primarily focused on WIP during forward movement and tasks involving turning. Thus, little is known about what gestures to use in combination with WIP in order to enable sidestepping. This paper presents two user studies comparing three different types of gestures based on movement of the hip, leaning of the torso, and actual sidesteps. The first study focuses on purely lateral movement while the second involves both forward and lateral movement. The results of both studies suggest that leaning yielded significantly more natural walking experiences and this gesture also produced significantly less positional drift.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2018)
Number of pages5
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2018
Article number34
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-6086-9
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Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2018) - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 28 Nov 20181 Dec 2018

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Conference 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2018)
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period28/11/201801/12/2018

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Wang, C., Dogaru, O. A., Strandholt, P. L., Nilsson, N. C., Nordahl, R., & Serafin, S. (2018). Step aside: an initial exploration of gestural input for lateral movement during walking-in-place locomotion. In Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2018) [34] Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3281505.3281536
Wang, Congzhi ; Dogaru, Oana Andreea ; Strandholt, Patrick Lindholt ; Nilsson, Niels Chr. ; Nordahl, Rolf ; Serafin, Stefania. / Step aside : an initial exploration of gestural input for lateral movement during walking-in-place locomotion. Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2018). Association for Computing Machinery, 2018.
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Wang, C, Dogaru, OA, Strandholt, PL, Nilsson, NC, Nordahl, R & Serafin, S 2018, Step aside: an initial exploration of gestural input for lateral movement during walking-in-place locomotion. in Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2018)., 34, Association for Computing Machinery, 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2018), Tokyo, Japan, 28/11/2018. https://doi.org/10.1145/3281505.3281536

Step aside : an initial exploration of gestural input for lateral movement during walking-in-place locomotion. / Wang, Congzhi; Dogaru, Oana Andreea; Strandholt, Patrick Lindholt; Nilsson, Niels Chr.; Nordahl, Rolf; Serafin, Stefania.

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Wang C, Dogaru OA, Strandholt PL, Nilsson NC, Nordahl R, Serafin S. Step aside: an initial exploration of gestural input for lateral movement during walking-in-place locomotion. In Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST 2018). Association for Computing Machinery. 2018. 34 https://doi.org/10.1145/3281505.3281536