GVS RIDE: providing a novel experience using a head mounted display and four-pole galvanic vestibular stimulation

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PubDate: July 2017

Teams: Meiji University;Osaka University

Writers: Kazuma Aoyama;Daiki Higuchi;Kenta Sakurai;Taro Maeda;Hideyuki Ando

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Abstract

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.

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