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Current desktop interfaces may be inappropriate for wearable computers. We draw on virtual reality techniques to design and evaluate three alternate methods for information presentation in a wearable environment; one with a head-stabilized information display, the other two with spatial information displays. Subjects find the spatial displays easier to use and more intuitive, and performed better on a search task using them. Spatial audio and visual cues further enhanced performance. An application of a wearable body-stabilized communication space is described.
Jerry Bowskill, Mark Billinghurst, Jason Morphett, Nick Dyer, "Spatial Information Displays on a Wearable Computer", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 18, no. , pp. 24-31, November-December 1998, doi:10.1109/38.734976
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