2017 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) (2017)
Los Angeles, CA, USA
March 18, 2017 to March 22, 2017
Omar Janeh , Human-Computer Interaction, Universität Hamburg, Germany
Eike Langbehn , Human-Computer Interaction, Universität Hamburg, Germany
Frank Steinicke , Human-Computer Interaction, Universität Hamburg, Germany
Gerd Bruder , University of Central Florida, USA
Alessandro Gulberti , University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Monika Poetter-Nerger , University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Our study investigates the effects of (non-)isometric mappings between physical movements and virtual motions in the virtual environment (VE) on walking biomechanics of older adults. Three primary domains (pace, base of support and phase) of spatio-temporal and temporo-phasic parameters were used to evaluate gait performance. Our results show similar results in pace and phasic domains when older adults walk in the VE in the isometric mapping condition compared to the corresponding parameters in the real world. We found significant differences in base of support for our user group between walking in the VE and real world. For non-isometric mappings we found an increased divergence of gait parameters in all domains correlating with the up-or down-scaled velocity of visual self-motion feedback.
Legged locomotion, Resists, Biomechanics, Electronic mail, Virtual environments, Visualization, Tracking
O. Janeh, E. Langbehn, F. Steinicke, G. Bruder, A. Gulberti and M. Poetter-Nerger, "Biomechanical analysis of (non-)isometric virtual walking of older adults," 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2017, pp. 217-218.