ReverseCAVE: CAVE-based Visualization Methods of Public VR Towards Shareable VR Experience

CHI 2018 Video Showcase 2018
In recent times, many public spaces have virtual reality (VR) games for entertainment (e.g., VR amusement parks). Therefore, VR games should be attractive not only for players but also for bystanders. Current VR systems still focus primarily on enhancing the experience of head mounted display (HMD) users; thus, bystanders without an HMD cannot enjoy the experience to the same extent as HMD users. We propose "ReverseCAVE" towards a shareable VR experience. This is a proof-of-concept prototype for public VR visualization using CAVE-based projection with translucent screens for bystanders. The screen surrounds the HMD user, and the VR environment is projected onto the screens. Bystanders can see the HMD user and VR environment simultaneously, and capture photographs to share with others. Thus, ReverseCAVE can enhance the bystanders' public VR experience considerably and expand the utility of VR.

Credits

Director
Cinematographer
Editor
Ippei Suzuki
University of Tsukuba
VR Gamer
Akira Ishii
University of Tsukuba
VR Game Production
Yuichi Hasegawa
VRwaibao Japan
Author
Akira Ishii
University of Tsukuba
Ippei Suzuki
University of Tsukuba
Masaya Tsuruta
University of Tsukuba
Shuta Nakamae
University of Tsukuba
Junichi Suzuki
ISI-Dentsu, Ltd.
Yoichi Ochiai
University of Tsukuba

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