Niels Christian Nilsson, Stefania Serafin, Rolf Nordahl
If Walking-in-place (WIP) techniques are to be considered a useful way of facilitating virtual locomotion, it is crucial that the user remains stationary with respect to the physical environment. This paper details a within-subjects study comparing 13 different methods for minimizing the positional drift and a condition devoid of feedback. The results suggest that both passive haptic feedback and feedback types with gradual onset are the most efficient at controlling the user's physical movement. However, the passive haptic feedback was regarded as more helpful and perceived as less disruptive than some of the feedback types with a gradual onset.
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