We propose a novel redirected walking technique that applies dynamic bending and curvature gains so that users perceive less discomfort than existing techniques that apply constant gains. Humans are less likely to notice continuous changes than those that are sudden. Therefore, instead of applying constant bending or curvature gains to users, we propose a dynamic method that continuously changes the gains. We conduct experiments to investigate the effect of dynamic gains in bending and curvature manipulation with regards to discomfort. The experimental results show that the proposed method significantly suppresses discomfort by up to 16 and 9% for bending and curvature manipulations, respectively.
Hiroaki Sakono, Keigo Matsumoto, Takuji Narumi, and Hideaki Kuzuoka. 2021. Redirected Walking using Continuous Curvature Manipulation. In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. Nov. 2021, pp. 4278-4288, vol. 27. [doi]