Accession Number : ADA329482

Title :   A Hybrid Immersive/Non-Immersive Virtual Environment Workstation

Corporate Author : FAKESPACE INC MOUNTAIN VIEW CA

PDF Url : ADA329482

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : In the course of this research project we have been exploring the integration of Immersive and Non-Immersive systems. This development and research has lead to a number of innovative ideas and system configurations. In particular, we have developed prototypes which make models shown on the Non-Immersive system appear more real; pushed the development of alternative input devices for interaction with three dimensional models; and gained more insight into the nature of presence. In addition to prototype hardware and software systems, our research has also lead to a potentially new method for supporting several users around a Non-Immersive virtual workbench type display. The capability to support several users clustered around the Non-Immersive system will permit very powerful future applications. One can envisage several users around the Non-Immersive system evaluating a particular situation. They can then dispatch particular areas or features for evaluation in detail by other users who are looking at the same database with the Immersive workstation. This type of hybrid cooperative application is very promising and could be performed at a single site or over a network consisting of several sites.

Descriptors :   *IMAGE PROCESSING, *VIRTUAL REALITY, DATA BASES, PROTOTYPES, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE