Face2faceVR: Using AR to assist VR in ubiquitous environment usage

Yun Suen Pai, Hideaki Kimata, Megumi Isogai, Kai Steven Kunze, Daisuke Ochi

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Abstract

As virtual reality (VR) usage becomes more popular, one of the issues, among others, which still prevents VR from being used in a more ubiquitous manner is spatial awareness, unlike augmented reality (AR). Generally, there are two forms of such an awareness; recognizing the environment and recognizing other people around us. We propose face2faceVR; an easy to use implementation of AR tracking to assist VR towards recognizing other nearby VR users. The contribution of this work are the following; 1) it is compatible with mobile VR technology that already caters towards a wider adoption, 2) it does not require a networked or shared virtual environment, and 3) it is an inexpensive implementation without any additional peripherals or hardware.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages173-176
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351904
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 11
Event2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Maui, United States
Duration: 2017 Sep 112017 Sep 15

Other

Other2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityMaui
Period17/9/1117/9/15

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Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Spatial awareness
  • Ubiquitous VR
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Pai, Y. S., Kimata, H., Isogai, M., Kunze, K. S., & Ochi, D. (2017). Face2faceVR: Using AR to assist VR in ubiquitous environment usage. In UbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 173-176). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3123024.3123155