Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications are very diﬀuse nowadays. Moreover, recent technology innovations led to the diﬀusion of commercial head-mounted displays (HMDs) for immersive VR: users can enjoy entertainment activities that ﬁll their visual ﬁelds, experiencing the sensation of physical presence in these virtual immersive environments (IEs). Even if AR and VR are mostly used separately, they can be eﬀectively combined to provide a multi-user shared environment (SE), where two or more users perform some speciﬁc tasks in a cooperative or competitive way, providing a wider set of interactions and use cases compared to immersive VR alone. However, due to the diﬀerences between the two technologies, it is diﬃcult to develop SEs oﬀering a similar experience for both AR and VR users. This paper presents Harmonize, a novel framework to deploy applications based on SEs with a comparable experience for both AR and VR users. Moreover, the framework is hardware-independent and it has been designed to be as much extendable to novel hardware as possible. An immersive game has been designed to test and to evaluate the validity of the proposed framework. The assessment of the system through the System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire and the Game Experience Questionnaire (GEQ) shows a positive evaluation.
Harmonize: a shared environment for extended immersive entertainment / Oriti, Damiano; Manuri, Federico; De Pace, Francesco; Sanna, Andrea. - In: VIRTUAL REALITY. - ISSN 1434-9957. - (2021). [10.1007/s10055-021-00585-4]
|Titolo:||Harmonize: a shared environment for extended immersive entertainment|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10055-021-00585-4|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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