Section: New Results

Transition between AR and VR spaces

Participants: Joan Sol Roo, Martin Hachet, Pierre-Antoine Cinquin

Mixed Reality systems combine physical and digital worlds, with great potential for the future of HCI. It is possible to design systems that support flexible degrees of virtuality by combining complementary technologies. In order for such systems to succeed, users must be able to create unified mental models out of heterogeneous representations. We conducted two studies focusing on the users’ accuracy on heterogeneous systems using Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) and immersive Virtual Reality (VR) displays (see Figure 4), and combining viewpoints (egocentric and exocentric). The results show robust estimation capabilities across conditions and viewpoints [31].

Figure 4. A user experiencing transitions between spatial augmented reality and virtual reality spaces.