A Quantitative Evaluation of the HTC Vive for Virtual Reality Research

Luckett, Ethan (2018) A Quantitative Evaluation of the HTC Vive for Virtual Reality Research. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of James Adam Jones from Computer and Information Science, The University of Mississippi.

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The equipment typically used in virtual reality (VR) research, including head-mounted displays (HMDs) and motion capture systems, has traditionally been prohibitively expensive. The recent increase in the availability of consumer-grade VR equipment has greatly lowered the barrier to entry for VR research. The equipment typically used for research can cost upwards of tens of thousands of dollars, but the consumer-grade HTC Vive system offers an HMD with room-scale tracking for less than $500. In order for scientific studies to be properly conducted using the Vive, its tracking must be well understood. This study measures the accuracy and drift in the Vive’s tracking and compares it to the research-grade PhaseSpace motion capture system. The methods in this study are based on those in Niehorster et al. [1] with modifications to allow more precise measurements and a reduced possibility for human error.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Luckett, Ethan
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. in Computer Science
Thesis Advisor: James Adam Jones
Thesis Advisor's Department: Computer and Information Science
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Ethan Luckett
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 17:48
Last Modified: 11 May 2018 17:48
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1122

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