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Virtual Reality: How Much Immersion Is Enough?
July 2007 (vol. 40 no. 7)
pp. 36-43
Doug A. Bowman, Virginia Tech
Ryan P. McMahan, Virginia Tech
Solid evidence of virtual reality's benefits has graduated from impressive visual demonstrations to producing results in practical applications. Further, a realistic experience is no longer immersion's sole asset. Empirical studies show that various components of immersion provide other benefits--full immersion is not always necessary.
Index Terms:
3D visualization, virtual reality, immersion
Citation:
Doug A. Bowman, Ryan P. McMahan, "Virtual Reality: How Much Immersion Is Enough?," Computer, vol. 40, no. 7, pp. 36-43, July 2007, doi:10.1109/MC.2007.257
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