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Human Factors
Wednesday, 15 August
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Room 404

Session Chair
Jacquelyn Martino
Philips Research, USA

RitSens - Computer-Aided System for Studying Rhythmic Abilities in Bimanual Coordination

Artemis Moroni
Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia da Informação
Rod. D. Pedro
I, km 143,6
Campinas 13089-500 BRAZIL

RitSens, an application specially designed for investigation of rhythmic abilities in bimanual coordination, features a transparent tablet that operates with two pointers, one for each hand.

Simulation Fidelity Metrics for Virtual Environments Based on Memory Semantics
Katerina Mania
University of Sussex
School of Engineering and Information Technology
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH UNITED KINDGOM

A methodology for assessment of simulation fidelity in immersive virtual environments, centered on a validated theory of memory awareness states.

Real vs. Approximate Collisions: When Can We Tell the Difference?
Carol O'Sullivan
Image Synthesis Group
Trinity College

Psychophysical experiments were conducted to examine the effects of factors such as eccentricity, separation, distractors, causality, and physics on collision perception. The results are used to guide perceptually adaptive collision handling.

Solving a 3D Cube Puzzle in a Collaborative Virtual Environment: As Good as Really Being There Together?
Anthony Steed
University College London
Department of Computer Science
Gower Street

This comparison of performance and collaboration in situations where participants experience differing levels of immersion finds that collaboration is much easier between spatially immersive systems.