Locomotion Interface for Outdoor Virtual Environments

author: John M. Hollerbach, School of Computing, University of Utah
published: Aug. 9, 2011,   recorded: June 2011,   views: 3002
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Locomotion Interface for Outdoor Virtual Environments The Treadport Active Wind Tunnel (TPAWT pronounced teapot) is a treadmill-style locomotion interface that simulates the experience of walking outdoors. A large treadmill and display screens have been enclosed in a novel two-dimensional wind tunnel that can control the direction of wind in a frontal direction and at speeds up to 30 kph. The principles of operation and construction will be described, as well as other sensory aspects to create a realistic outdoor display.

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