User Control of Simulated Locomotion
Patent Application, Filed 5 Jan 2001
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A method and apparatus for interfacing locomotive 3D movements of a user to a reference in a virtual or remote environment are provided. Initially, a 3D motion of a body portion of a user is sensed as the user takes a gestural pace. This sensing includes the determining of a beginning and an end of the gestural pace taken by the user, the determining of a 3D direction characteristic of the body portion motion during the gestural pace, and the determining of a 3D extent characteristic of the body portion motion during the gestural pace. Next, a 3D direction and extent of motion in the environment corresponding to the determined direction and extent characteristics of the gestural pace is computed. Finally, the computed 3D motion is used to move the reference in the environment.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
- Information Science