HemodynamicVR-Adapting the User's Field of View during Virtual Reality Locomotion Tasks to Reduce Cybersickness using Wearable Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

Hiroo Yamamura, Holger Baldauf, Kai Kunze

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Abstract

We present HemodynamicVR, a virtual reality headset combined with functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). We believe that sensing brain activity will enable novel interactions in virtual reality. In this paper, we assess a user's cybersickness based on the change of their total hemoglobin concentration measured via an fNIRS device, and we try to mitigate that by changing the field of view (FOV) in real-time. In this experiment, participants experienced VR locomotion with an added variable FOV controlled by velocity changes and by fNIRS. The results suggest that fNIRS can detect cybersickness as registered by the qualitative SSQ test.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - AHs 2021
Subtitle of host publicationAugmented Humans Conference 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages223-227
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384285
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb 22
Event2021 Augmented Humans Conference, AHs 2021 - Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 2021 Feb 222021 Feb 24

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference2021 Augmented Humans Conference, AHs 2021
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityRovaniemi
Period21/2/2221/2/24

Keywords

  • Cybersickness
  • FOV
  • VR locomotion
  • fNIRS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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