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Tools and metatools for interacting with a virtual environment
Author(s): Henry A. Sowizral
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Paper Abstract

Users of virtual environments currently have few good options for controlling or interacting with their environment from within. Existing VR interaction techniques, including menus, postures, gestures, and wands, all suffer from a variety of problems, not the least of which is the unnatural, almost forced, mapping that exists between the input act and its corresponding function. This paper describes a new technique for controlling and interacting with virtual environments. The techniques superimposes an object in the real world with an augmented representation of that object in the virtual environment. Such blending of a physical object with its augmented virtual representation results in a surprising natural interaction metaphor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2177, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems, (15 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.173904
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Henry A. Sowizral, Boeing Computer Services (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2177:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems
Scott S. Fisher; John O. Merritt; Mark T. Bolas, Editor(s)

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