Proposition of VR-MR hybrid system for sharing living-in-room

Naoki Murata, Satoshi Ueno, Satoshi Suga, Yoji Kiyota, Eichi Takaya, Satoshi Kurihara

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Abstract

Due to the rapid development of the Internet, it became easy to hold a teleconference. However, even in current teleconference systems, it is difficult for attendees of teleconference to share a feeling that they are at common space. On the other hand, even though a mode of transportation is quite developed, it is still hard to move so long distance for attending a conference every time. These situations indicate one needs, that is, new teleconference system by which the attendee can feel that they are existing at the same room. So, in this paper, we will propose a new framework to make a teleconference system for sharing living-in-room by using VR technology. In our system, we use Mixed Reality (MR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies. A user using an MR device recognizes another user at a remote place as an avatar, and a user using a VR device experiences a video of a remote place as a virtual space. As described above, each user experiences a sense as if they are in the same space. In addition, this feeling is called "feeling of sharing living-in-room" in our study. We conducted experiments on the proposed system. We divided the VR-side user and the MR-side user into the separate condition and evaluated it in terms of the feeling of sharing living-in-room users got. As a result, we showed that the VR-side user was effective in getting the feeling of sharing living-in-room by moving the viewpoint. The presence of avatars is currently implemented in the system was not effective for fostering the feeling of sharing living-in-room, and from this result, we found several points of the system for improvement related to avatars.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRETech 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Workshop on Multimedia for Real Estate Tech, Co-located with ICMR 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages22-26
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781450357975
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 8
Event1st International Workshop on Multimedia for Real Estate Tech, RETech 2018 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2018 Jun 11 → …

Publication series

NameRETech 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Workshop on Multimedia for Real Estate Tech, Co-located with ICMR 2018

Other

Other1st International Workshop on Multimedia for Real Estate Tech, RETech 2018
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period18/6/11 → …

Keywords

  • Mixed Reality
  • The feeling of sharing living-in-room
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Building and Construction

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    Murata, N., Ueno, S., Suga, S., Kiyota, Y., Takaya, E., & Kurihara, S. (2018). Proposition of VR-MR hybrid system for sharing living-in-room. In RETech 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Workshop on Multimedia for Real Estate Tech, Co-located with ICMR 2018 (pp. 22-26). (RETech 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Workshop on Multimedia for Real Estate Tech, Co-located with ICMR 2018). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3210499.3210527