Dual Tracking

This work is a component of the virtual reality research underway in the Emergent Reality Lab.

In ordinary VR configurations involving stereoscopy, two slightly-offset views are projected, and every user wears a pair of 3D glasses in order to have a separate image reach each eye, providing the illusion of viewing a single three-dimensional scene.

This experimental setup allows for two users to be physically co-located, but seeing two completely independent, perspective-corrected views on a common set of screens, by wearing special glasses that filter out the other users' view. In addition, we are experimenting with multiple input interfaces, such as navigating with a handheld controller, and using your own body as a controller, acting as either a velocity-based input (as though you were a human joystick) or an amplified position-based input (as though you were a sensitive mouse device).