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Investigating Noticeable Hand Redirection in Virtual Reality using Physiological and Interaction Data

Martin Feick; Kora Regitz; Anthony Tang; Tobias Jungbluth; Maurice Rekrut; Antonio Krüger
In: Proceedings of the 2023 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces. IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR-2023), March 25-29, Shanghai, China, IEEE, 3/2023.


Hand redirection is effective so long as the introduced offsets are not noticeably disruptive to users. In this work we investigate the use of physiological and interaction data to detect movement discrepancies between a user’s real and virtual hand, pushing towards a novel approach to identify discrepancies which are too large and there- fore can be noticed. We ran a study with 22 participants, collecting EEG, ECG, EDA, RSP, and interaction data. Our results suggest that EEG and interaction data can be reliably used to detect visuo- motor discrepancies, whereas ECG and RSP seem to suffer from inconsistencies. Our findings also show that participants quickly adapt to large discrepancies, and that they constantly attempt to establish a stable mental model of their environment. Together, these findings suggest that there is no absolute threshold for possi- ble non-detectable discrepancies; instead, it depends primarily on participants’ most recent experience with this kind of interaction.