Determining Movement of a 2-DOF Motion Chair using Optical Flow for Realistic Roller Coaster Ride using 360° Video
PubDate: July 2020
Teams: Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Writers: Erwin Paolo B. Bambalan; Christian Mari C. Britanico; Erwin Lloyd T. Francisco; Arvin Christian A. Riano; Roselito E. Tolentino
Virtually created roller coaster rides are computer generated scenario that mimic real life roller coasters. But most virtual roller coaster rides are dependent on artificially made environments that seem fake and are not at all realistic. This study focuses on the use of motion chair, 360° roller coaster videos, and the use of optical flow to create a roller coaster system that is more realistic. Using optical flow to determine movements in the 360° video that is sent to the created motion chair, while the video is played on the connected android phone for viewing of the video. The solution proved that acquiring 3D movements of roller coaster in 360° video is possible through the proposed method by the researchers but provides the problem of level of accuracy of movements. It was also proven that the created motion chair can execute the calculated movements of the program. Finally, the realism of the created system is evaluated by respondents that have previously experienced riding rollercoaster.