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InfinityWall - Vertical Locomotion in Virtual Reality Using a Rock Climbing Treadmill

Felix Kosmalla; Florian Daiber; Antonio Krüger
In: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts. ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI-2022), New York, NY, USA, CHI EA '22, ISBN 9781450391566, Association for Computing Machinery, 2022.


Current commodity Virtual Reality (VR) hardware allows for free, even wireless roaming, however it is still confined by a finite tracking space. To overcome this issue, past research has introduced different methods for vertical locomotion, ranging from walking on a treadmill to interaction paradigms such as teleportation. Recently, researchers have integrated rock climbing on a physical wall into VR experiences. The space available is naturally confined by the dimensions of the wall. Building upon this, we present implementation details and future research directions of a VR system for vertical locomotion on a rock climbing treadmill.

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