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Demonstration: VR-HYPERSPACE - the innovative use of virtual reality to increase comfort by changing the perception of self and space

: D’Cruz, Mirabelle; Patel, Harshada; Lewis, Laura; Cobb, Sue; Bues, Matthias; Stefani, Oliver; Grobler, Tredeaux; Helin, Kaj; Viitaniemi, Juhani; Aromaa, Susanna; Fröhlich, Bernd; Beck, Stephan; Kunert, André; Kulik, Alexander; Karaseitanidis, Ioannis; Psonis, Panagiotis; Frangakis, Nikos; Slater, Mel; Bergstrom, Ilias; Kilteni, Konstantina; Kokkinara, Elena; Mohler, Betty; Leyrer, Markus; Soyka, Florian; Gaia, Enrico; Tedone, Domenico; Olbert, Michael; Cappitelli, Mario


Coquillart, S. ; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-; IEEE Computer Society, Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics:
IEEE virtual reality, VR 2014 : Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 29 March - 2 April 2014
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4799-2872-9
ISBN: 978-1-4799-2871-2
Virtual Reality Conference (VR) <21, 2014, Minneapolis/Minn.>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IAO ()

Our vision is that regardless of future variations in the interior of airplane cabins, we can utilize ever-advancing state-of-the-art virtual and mixed reality technologies with the latest research in neuroscience and psychology to achieve high levels of comfort for passengers. Current surveys on passenger's experience during air travel reveal that they are least satisfied with the amount and effectiveness of their personal space, and their ability to work, sleep or rest. Moreover, considering current trends it is likely that the amount of available space is likely to decrease and therefore the passenger's physical comfort during a flight is likely to worsen significantly. Therefore, the main challenge is to enable the passengers to maintain a high level of comfort and satisfaction while being placed in a restricted physical space.