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dc.contributor.authorDarken, Rudolph P.
dc.contributor.authorCockayne, William R.
dc.contributor.authorCarmein, David
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-06T22:19:37Z
dc.date.available2015-08-06T22:19:37Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45968
dc.descriptionAppears in the Proceedings of UIST ‘97, Banff, Canada October 14-17, 1997, pp. 213-221en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Omni-Directional Treadmill (ODT) is a revolutionary device for locomotion in large-scale virtual environments. The device allows its user to walk or jog in any direction of travel. It is the third generation in a series of devices built for this purpose for the U.S. Army’s Dismounted Infantry Training Program. We first describe the device in terms of its construction and operating characteristics. We then report on an analysis consisting of a series of locomotion and maneuvering tasks on the ODT. We observed user motions and system responses to those motions from the perspective of the user. Each task is described in terms of what causes certain motions to trigger unpredictable responses causing loss of balance or at least causing the user to become consciously aware of their movements. We conclude that the two primary shortcomings in the ODT are its tracking system and machine control mechanism for centering the user on the treads.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe Omni-Directional Treadmill: A Locomotion Device for Virtual Worldsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science (CS)
dc.subject.authorVirtual realityen_US
dc.subject.authorvirtual environmentsen_US
dc.subject.authorexertion devicesen_US
dc.subject.authorinput devicesen_US
dc.subject.authorlocomotionen_US
dc.subject.authormaneuveringen_US
dc.description.funderThis research is funded by DARPA/Advanced Biomedical Technology.en_US


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