The main goal of the Human-Computer Interaction technology is to improve the interactions between users and computers by making computers more usable and receptive to the user's needs. The end point in the interface design would then lead to a paradigm in which the interaction with computers becomes similar to the one between human beings. This paper focuses on an application of navigation and interaction in a virtual environment using the Nintendo Wiimote and the Balance Board. The idea is to have a system of navigation control in a virtual environment based on a locomotion interface in order to make the interaction easier for users without any experience of navigation in a virtual world and more efficient for trained users. The application has been developed for the navigation and interaction in the virtual town. We chose Otranto as an example town; Otranto is located in the easternmost tip of the Italian peninsula and, due to its geographical position, the town was like a bridge between East and West. The virtual environment is a loyal representation of the town of Otranto in the Middle Ages.

Walking in a Virtual Town Using Nintendo Wiimote and Balance Board

DE PAOLIS, Lucio Tommaso;ALOISIO, Giovanni
2011

Abstract

The main goal of the Human-Computer Interaction technology is to improve the interactions between users and computers by making computers more usable and receptive to the user's needs. The end point in the interface design would then lead to a paradigm in which the interaction with computers becomes similar to the one between human beings. This paper focuses on an application of navigation and interaction in a virtual environment using the Nintendo Wiimote and the Balance Board. The idea is to have a system of navigation control in a virtual environment based on a locomotion interface in order to make the interaction easier for users without any experience of navigation in a virtual world and more efficient for trained users. The application has been developed for the navigation and interaction in the virtual town. We chose Otranto as an example town; Otranto is located in the easternmost tip of the Italian peninsula and, due to its geographical position, the town was like a bridge between East and West. The virtual environment is a loyal representation of the town of Otranto in the Middle Ages.
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