Using a dance pad to navigate through the virtual heritage environment of macquarie Lighthouse, Sydney

Eric Fassbender*, Debbie Richards

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Abstract

In this paper we look at the potential of a novel navigational interface, a dance pad, to allow users to intuitively explore a virtual heritage environment. An immersive Virtual Reality environment has been created to learn about the historical background of the Macquarie lighthouse in Sydney, Australia. Using the dance pad technology, we hoped to allow the users to literally step back in time and walk around the environment in whichever direction they chose. This paper introduces the Macquarie Lighthouse virtual heritage environment and the dance pad technology and describes its usage for navigation. We discuss the outcomes of a pilot study and note a number of current limitations of the technology. Future research directions in the field of intuitive Human-Computer-Interaction devices in virtual heritage projects are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual systems and multimedia
Subtitle of host publication13th international conference, VSMM 2007, Brisbane, Australia, September 2007, revised selected papers
EditorsTheodor G. Wyeld, Sarah Kenderdine, Michael Docherty
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783540785668
ISBN (Print)3540785655, 9783540785651
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event13th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2007 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 23 Sep 200726 Sep 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4820 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other13th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2007
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period23/09/0726/09/07

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    Fassbender, E., & Richards, D. (2008). Using a dance pad to navigate through the virtual heritage environment of macquarie Lighthouse, Sydney. In T. G. Wyeld, S. Kenderdine, & M. Docherty (Eds.), Virtual systems and multimedia: 13th international conference, VSMM 2007, Brisbane, Australia, September 2007, revised selected papers (pp. 1-12). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4820 LNCS). Berlin: Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78566-8_1