A NEW SENSORIAL AND DRIVING LOCOMOTION INTERFACE FOR VIRTUAL REALITY

Yves Dupuis, Jean-Luc Impagliazzo, Cédric Anthierens, Dominique Millet

Abstract

This paper deals with the design of a 1D sensorial and driving locomotion interface for Virtual Reality applications able to simulate natural walking-in-place. The aim is to provide an unlimited roaming in a virtual world while physically walking in a constrained area. Most of existing locomotion interfaces do not allow to walk naturally in terms of steps length and frequency. Furthermore, we define the term “natural walking” in two complementary ways. The first one is devoted to biomechanical features of human walking, ie the position, speed and acceleration of human body parts. The second one is related to self-movement perception, namely the integration of multi-sensorial information such as kinaesthetic, visual and vestibular information. So, we designed our mechatronical interface using biomechanical and sensorial data of human walking. The interface is equipped with sensors in order to measure floor reaction forces onto the pedals and a video tracking device to measure the current positions of user’s feet. Since the program has been written in C++ language, it is easy to create new automata to control the interface for other applications such as running. Finally, the implementation of the interface with the virtual environment is described.

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Dupuis Y., Impagliazzo J., Anthierens C. and Millet D. (2006). A NEW SENSORIAL AND DRIVING LOCOMOTION INTERFACE FOR VIRTUAL REALITY . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO, ISBN 978-972-8865-60-3, pages 255-260. DOI: 10.5220/0001212302550260


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco06,
author={Yves Dupuis and Jean-Luc Impagliazzo and Cédric Anthierens and Dominique Millet},
title={A NEW SENSORIAL AND DRIVING LOCOMOTION INTERFACE FOR VIRTUAL REALITY},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},
year={2006},
pages={255-260},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001212302550260},
isbn={978-972-8865-60-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,
TI - A NEW SENSORIAL AND DRIVING LOCOMOTION INTERFACE FOR VIRTUAL REALITY
SN - 978-972-8865-60-3
AU - Dupuis Y.
AU - Impagliazzo J.
AU - Anthierens C.
AU - Millet D.
PY - 2006
SP - 255
EP - 260
DO - 10.5220/0001212302550260