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Intuitive navigation in virtual environments

: Steiner, Marc; Reiter, Philipp; Ofenböck, Christian; Settgast, Volker; Ullrich, Torsten; Lancelle, Marcel; Fellner, Dieter W.

Mohler, B.J. ; European Association for Computer Graphics -EUROGRAPHICS-:
Virtual Environments 2008. 14th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments, EGVE 2008. Posters : Eindhoven, The Netherlands; May 29th-30th, 2008
Aire-la-Ville: Eurographics Association, 2008
ISBN: 978-3-905673-66-1
Symposium on Virtual Environments <14, 2008, Eindhoven>
Fraunhofer IGD ()
virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR); Multimedia Information System; user interface; user-centered design; 3D input device

We present several novel ways of interaction and navigation in virtual worlds. Using the optical tracking system of our four-sided Definitely Affordable Virtual Environment (DAVE), we designed and implemented navigation and movement controls using the user's gestures and postures. Our techniques are more natural and intuitive than a standard 3D joystick-based approach, which compromises the immersion's impact.