Subjective Assessment of Different Locomotion Techniques in Virtual Reality Environments
PubDate: September 2018
Teams: University of Zagreb
Writers: Sara Vlahović; Mirko Suznjevic; Lea Skorin- Kapov
This paper presents the results of a subjective study aimed at assessing different locomotion (may also be referred to as navigation) techniques in virtual reality environments. We implemented a simple virtual environment in which participants were asked to assess the following four techniques using the HTC Vive platform: teleportation, controller movement, controller movement with tunneling vision, and human joystick. A total of 29 participants took part in the study and rated perceived level of immersion, physical discomfort, and overall Quality of Experience for all tested locomotion techniques. Moreover, participants indicated whether they needed a break after a specific test due to physical discomfort. The results indicate that teleportation yields overall highest QoE and lowest discomfort.