Acoustical manipulation for redirected walking

  • Post published:October 16, 2020

Feigl T., Mutschler C., Philippsen M., Kõre E.:
In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST), Gothenburg, Sweden, 2017.

Redirected Walking (RDW) manipulates a scene that is displayed to VR users so that they unknowingly compensate for scene motion and can thus explore a large virtual world on a limited space. So far, mostly visual manipulation techniques have been studied.
This paper shows that users can also be manipulated by means of acoustical signals. In an experiment with a dynamically moving audio source we see deviations of up to 30% from a 20 m long straight-line walk for male participants and of up to 25% for females. Static audio has about two thirds of this impact.

DOI: 10.1145/3139131.3141205
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