GVS RIDE: providing a novel experience using a head mounted display and four-pole galvanic vestibular stimulation
PubDate: July 2017
Teams: Meiji University；Osaka University
Writers: Kazuma Aoyama；Daiki Higuchi；Kenta Sakurai；Taro Maeda；Hideyuki Ando
Galvanic 1 Vestibular Stimulation (GVS) is a technique that induces virtual acceleration (or virtual head motion) by the application of current to electrodes placed on the bilateral mastoids. Since the vestibular sensation closely resembles real-life sensation, it is a promising technique for virtual reality (VR) systems for presenting a highly realistic experience. However, cannot induce lateral and anteroposterior directional acceleration. Thus, we invented methods to induce tri-directional acceleration (i.e., lateral, anteroposterior, and yaw rotation) to enhance virtual acceleration. The result is a new application named “GVS RIDE,” which gives a highly realistic experience using four-pole GVS and a Head Mounted Display (HMD) in synchronization. This paper and our demo introduce our novel GVS method and an application using GVS with HMD.