Virtual Fieldwork: Designing Augmented Reality Applications Using Virtual Reality Worlds

Kota Gushima*, Tatsuo Nakajima

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

AR technology continues to develop and is expected to be used in a much wider range of fields. However, existing head-mounted displays for AR are still inadequate for use in daily life. Therefore, we focused on using VR to develop AR services and explored the possibility of virtual fieldwork. By comparing fieldwork using AR and virtual fieldwork using VR, we revealed the feasibility and limitations of virtual fieldwork. It was shown that virtual fieldwork is effective in an indoor environment where no other people are present. By using virtual fieldwork, researchers can obtain qualitative results more easily than with traditional fieldwork. On the other hand, it was suggested that it is difficult to realize virtual fieldwork in a large environment such as outdoors and in the presence of others. In particular, participants do not perceive the virtual fieldwork as fieldwork in the real world because the experience of walking in a large space is difficult to experience in conventional VR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality - 13th International Conference, VAMR 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Proceedings
EditorsJessie Y. Chen, Gino Fragomeni
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages417-430
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783030775988
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event13th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, VAMR 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2021 Jul 242021 Jul 29

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12770 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, VAMR 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/7/2421/7/29

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual fieldwork
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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