Kohei Kanamori, Nobuchika Sakata, Tomu Tominaga, Yoshinori Hijikata, Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, and Kensuke Harada.
Walking support in real space using social force model when wearing immersive hmd.
In Adjunct Proceedings of the IEEE and ACM International Symposium for Mixed and Augmented Reality 2018 (To appear). 2018.
According to the advance of tracking technology; wireless technology; battery capacity and social acceptance for Head Mounted Display (HMD); the user has been able to not only overlook the virtual space while sitting on a chair; also play Virtual Reality (VR) more dynamically while walking around a room or maybe at outdoor. On the other hand; there is possibility that the user collides with surrounding obstacles and gets hurt because of walking around in real space without removing the HMD. In this paper; in order to support the user for reaching a destination in real space in safety while playing VR game; we propose the walking support system that display a route to the destination in virtual space using Social Force Model that is a model simulating how pedestrians move in the presence of obstacles and other pedestrians.