A Framework for Location-Based VR Applications

Lugrin JL, Kern F, Kleinbeck C, Roth D, Daxer C, Feigl T, Mutschler C, Latoschik ME (2019)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Conference contribution, Original article

Publication year: 2019

Publisher: Shaker Verlag GmbH

Pages Range: 148-159

Conference Proceedings Title: Virtuelle und Erweiterte Realitat: 16. Workshop der GI-Fachgruppe VR/AR (Berichte aus der Informatik)

Event location: Fulda DE

ISBN: 978-3844068870

URI: https://downloads.hci.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de/2019-gi-vr-ar-framework-for-location-based-vr-applications.pdf


This paper presents a framework to develop and investigate location-based Virtual Reality (VR) applications. We demonstrate our framework by introducing a novel type of VR museum, designed to support a large number of simultaneous co-located users. These visitors are walking in a hangar-scale tracking zone (600 m 2 ), while sharing a ten times bigger virtual space (7000 m 2 ). Co-located VR applications like this one are opening novel VR perspectives. However, sharing a limitless virtual world using a large, but limited, tracking space is also raising numerous challenges: from financial considerations and technical implementation to interactions and evaluations (e.g., user’s representation, navigation, health & safety, monitoring). How to design, develop and evaluate such a VR system is still an open question. Here, we describe a fully implemented framework with its specific features and performance optimizations. We also illustrate our framework’s viability with a first VR application and discuss its potential benefits for education and future evaluation.

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Lugrin, J.-L., Kern, F., Kleinbeck, C., Roth, D., Daxer, C., Feigl, T.,... Latoschik, M.E. (2019). A Framework for Location-Based VR Applications. In Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (Eds.), Virtuelle und Erweiterte Realitat: 16. Workshop der GI-Fachgruppe VR/AR (Berichte aus der Informatik) (pp. 148-159). Fulda, DE: Shaker Verlag GmbH.


Lugrin, Jean-Luc, et al. "A Framework for Location-Based VR Applications." Proceedings of the GI VR/AR Workshop 2019, Fulda Ed. Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., Shaker Verlag GmbH, 2019. 148-159.

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