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International Survey: Virtual-Environment Research
June 1995 (vol. 28 no. 6)
pp. 57-65
This brief survey describes virtual environment (VE) research activities that are going on around the world. VE involves a broad range of technologies and extensive research activities are ongoing, both to develop these technologies and to develop new methods to integrate them into useful applications. Five major areas of VE research are described; (1) displays for presenting information to the user's visual, auditory, and haptic senses; (2) sensors and other technologies for transferring information from the user to the computer; (3) software, (4) human factors; and (5) applications. The aim of this review is to provide an appreciation of the technologies involved in VE and the research on these technologies as well as to provide direction for further investigations of VE technologies and applications.
Index Terms:
virtual environment, virtual reality, simulation, telepresence, computer interfaces
Citation:
Duane K. Boman, "International Survey: Virtual-Environment Research," Computer, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 57-65, June 1995, doi:10.1109/2.386986
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