Campus Units

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

ACM Transactions on Applied Perception

Volume

10

Issue

4

First Page

18:1

Last Page

18:23

DOI

10.1145/2536764.2536765

Abstract

Virtual reality systems commonly include both monocular and binocular depth cues, which have the potential to provide viewers with a realistic impression of spatial properties of the virtual environment. However, when multiple viewers share the same display, only one viewer typically receives the projectively correct images. All other viewers experience the same images despite displacement from the center of projection (CoP). Three experiments evaluated perceptual distortions caused by displacement from the CoP and compared those percepts to predictions of models based on monocular and binocular viewing geometry. Leftward and rightward displacement from the CoP caused virtual angles on the ground plane to be judged as larger and smaller, respectively, compared to judgments from the CoP. Backward and forward displacement caused rectangles on the ground plane to be judged as larger and smaller in depth, respectively, compared to judgments from the CoP. Judgment biases were in the same direction as cue-based model predictions but of smaller magnitude. Displacement from the CoP had asymmetric effects on perceptual judgments, unlike model predictions. Perceptual distortion occurred with monocular cues alone but was exaggerated when binocular cues were added. The results are grounded in terms of practical implications for multiuser virtual environments.

Comments

This is an article from ACM Transactions on Applied Perception 10 (2013) 18:1, doi: 10.1145/2536764.2536765. Posted with permission.

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Language

en

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