A Non-Stationary Office Desk Substitution for Desk-Based and HMD-Projected Virtual Reality

Daniel Zielasko, Benjamin Weyers, Torsten Wolfgang Kuhlen
IEEE VR Workshop on Immersive Sickness Prevention (2019)

The ongoing migration of HMDs to the consumer market also allows the integration of immersive environments into analysis workflows that are often bound to an (office) desk. However, a critical factor when considering VR solutions for professional applications is the prevention of cybersickness. In the given scenario the user is usually seated and the surrounding real world environment is very dominant, where the most dominant part is maybe the desk itself. Including this desk in the virtual environment could serve as a resting frame and thus reduce cybersickness next to a lot of further possibilities. In this work, we evaluate the feasibility of a substitution like this in the context of a visual data analysis task involving travel, and measure the impact on cybersickness as well as the general task performance and presence. In the conducted user study (n=52), surprisingly, and partially in contradiction to existing work, we found no significant differences for those core measures between the control condition without a virtual table and the condition containing a virtual table. However, the results also support the inclusion of a virtual table in desk-based use cases.

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@inproceedings{zielasko2019travel,
title={{A Non-Stationary Office Desk Substitution for Desk-Based and HMD-Projected Virtual Reality}},
author={Zielasko, Daniel and Weyers, Benjamin and Kuhlen, Torsten W},
booktitle ={Proc. of IEEE VR Workshop on Immersive Sickness Prevention},
year={2019}
}




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