Accession Number:

ADA314134

Title:

Review of Virtual Environment Interface Technology.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1996-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

270.0

Abstract:

This report reviews current interface technology for use in virtual environments. Visual, tracking, auditory, primary user input including, for example, glove, body suit, exoskeleton, track ball, and 3-D mouse inputs, tactile, kinesthetic, full-body motion, and olfactory interface technologies are covered. In each case, the relevant human capabilities are discussed, followed by descriptions of some available commercial products and ongoing research and development efforts. This information is used as the basis for predicting how virtual environment interfaces are likely to change in the next five years.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Bionics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE