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A High Immersive Infinity Walking System with HMD and Load Balance

5 pagesPublished: February 11, 2018

Abstract

We propose a low-cost and high immersive infinity walking system with HMD and all directional load balance, which enables to present walking sensation for a user in VR environments. By using a device supporting user’s thighs during walking, our system enables a user to shift the center of gravity of body toward any walking direction like dynamic walking in real environments. Although many studies have proposed infinity walking systems based on a treadmill, a stepping method, a sliding method, and etc., there are several limitations to use these systems in practice. For example, the treadmill-based walking system is large and high-cost. The stepping method is known to be a low-cost method, but it is difficult for a user to shift the center of gravity of body toward a walking direction. The walking sensation provided by the sliding method may not be natural, because user’s feet move backward during walking. Therefore, we develop a low-cost and high immersive infinity walking system with HMD and all directional load balance that can provide the realistic walking sensation with a user.

Keyphrases: HMD, Infinity Walking, locomotion, Virtual Reality

In: Akihiko Shirai, Laurent Chretien, Anne-Sophie Clayer, Simon Richir and Shoichi Hasegawa (editors). ReVo 2017: Laval Virtual ReVolution 2017 "Transhumanism++", vol 1, pages 21--25

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BibTeX entry
@inproceedings{ReVo2017:High_Immersive_Infinity_Walking,
  author    = {Tomoyuki Yamamoto and Yasuhiro Seya and Mitsuyuki Saito and Yasuhide Kobayashi and Wataru Wakita},
  title     = {A High Immersive Infinity Walking System with HMD and Load Balance},
  booktitle = {ReVo 2017: Laval Virtual ReVolution 2017 "Transhumanism++"},
  editor    = {Akihiko Shirai and Laurent Chretien and Anne-Sophie Clayer and Simon Richir and Shoichi Hasegawa},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Engineering},
  volume    = {1},
  pages     = {21--25},
  year      = {2018},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair, https://easychair.org},
  issn      = {2516-2330},
  url       = {https://easychair.org/publications/paper/lKcg},
  doi       = {10.29007/9jb7}}

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