InfinityWall – Vertical Locomotion in Virtual Reality using a Rock Climbing Treadmill

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PubDate: April 2022

Teams: DFKI

Writers: Felix Kosmalla;Florian Daiber;Antonio Krüger

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Abstract

Current commodity Virtual Reality (VR) hardware allows for free, even wireless roaming, however it is still confined by a finite tracking space. To overcome this issue, past research has introduced different methods for vertical locomotion, ranging from walking on a treadmill to interaction paradigms such as teleportation. Recently, researchers have integrated rock climbing on a physical wall into VR experiences. The space available is naturally confined by the dimensions of the wall. Building upon this, we present implementation details and future research directions of a VR system for vertical locomotion on a rock climbing treadmill.

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