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Method to Grasp a Feeling of Being There by Turning a Head Forcibly while Watching a Tourism Video using a VR Headset

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Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5 Takayamacho, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan
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Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkodaicho, Nada, Kobe, Hyogo 657-8501, Japan
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Electronics 2020, 9(9), 1470; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9091470
Received: 5 August 2020 / Revised: 4 September 2020 / Accepted: 4 September 2020 / Published: 9 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality)
In virtual reality (VR) tourism, when watching a video of a tourist location, the feeling of presence improves the experience. Furthermore, it is desirable to be able to give a feeling of having been there before to the users visiting the site afterward. In this study, we aimed to reveal the factors that provide these feelings. We hypothesized that one of the factors is the perception of self-motion. Therefore, we proposed a method wherein the users were induced to turn their heads to the left and right when watching the video of a tourist site via a VR head-mounted display. We conducted two experiments and found that the proposed method conveyed the greatest sense of presence. On the other hand, there was no significant difference in giving the feeling of having been there between the proposed method and watching the video of the site on a PC. View Full-Text
Keywords: VR tourism; virtual reality; 360 video; experience; head motion VR tourism; virtual reality; 360 video; experience; head motion
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Isoyama, N.; Terada, T.; Tsukamoto, M. Method to Grasp a Feeling of Being There by Turning a Head Forcibly while Watching a Tourism Video using a VR Headset. Electronics 2020, 9, 1470. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9091470

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Isoyama N, Terada T, Tsukamoto M. Method to Grasp a Feeling of Being There by Turning a Head Forcibly while Watching a Tourism Video using a VR Headset. Electronics. 2020; 9(9):1470. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9091470

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Isoyama, Naoya, Tsutomu Terada, and Masahiko Tsukamoto. 2020. "Method to Grasp a Feeling of Being There by Turning a Head Forcibly while Watching a Tourism Video using a VR Headset" Electronics 9, no. 9: 1470. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9091470

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