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Empirical Comparisons of Virtual Environment Displays

Bowman, D. and Datey, A. and Farooq, U. and Ryu, Y. and Vasnaik, O. (2001) Empirical Comparisons of Virtual Environment Displays. Technical Report TR-01-19, Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

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There are many different visual display devices used in virtual environment (VE) systems. These displays vary along many dimensions, such as resolution, field of view, level of immersion, quality of stereo, and so on. In general, no guidelines exist to choose an appropriate display for a particular VE application. Our goal in this work is to develop such guidelines on the basis of empirical results. We present two initial experiments comparing head-mounted displays with a workbench display and a foursided spatially immersive display. The results indicate that the physical characteristics of the displays, users' prior experiences, and even the order in which the displays are presented can have significant effects on performance.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:3D displays, virtual environments, 3D interaction, empirical evaluation, head-mounted displays, spatially immersive displays, tabletop displays
Subjects:Computer Science > Virtual Environments
ID Code:543
Deposited By:User, Eprints
Deposited On:21 May 2002