GazeSphere: Navigating 360-degree-video environments in VR using head rotation and eye gaze

Yun Suen Pai, Benjamin I. Outram, Benjamin Tag, Megumi Isogai, Daisuke Ochi, Kai Steven Kunze

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Abstract

Viewing 360-degree-images and videos through head-mounted displays (HMDs) currently lacks a compelling interface to transition between them. We propose GazeSphere; a navigation system that provides a seamless transition between 360-degree-video environment locations through the use of orbit-like motion, via head rotation and eye gaze tracking. The significance of this approach is threefold: 1) It allows navigation and transition through spatially continuous 360-video environments, 2) It leverages the human's proprioceptive sense of rotation for locomotion that is intuitive and negates motion sickness, and 3) it uses eye tracking for a completely seamless, hands-free, and unobtrusive interaction. The proposed method uses an orbital motion technique for navigation in virtual space, which we demonstrate in applications such as navigation and interaction in computer aided design (CAD), data visualization, as a game mechanic, and for virtual tours.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Posters, SIGGRAPH 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450350150
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 30
Event44th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, ACM SIGGRAPH 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2017 Jul 302017 Aug 3

Other

Other44th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, ACM SIGGRAPH 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period17/7/3017/8/3

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Keywords

  • 360-degree-video
  • Eye tracking
  • Orbital navigation
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Pai, Y. S., Outram, B. I., Tag, B., Isogai, M., Ochi, D., & Kunze, K. S. (2017). GazeSphere: Navigating 360-degree-video environments in VR using head rotation and eye gaze. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2017 Posters, SIGGRAPH 2017 [a23] Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3102163.3102183