Decreasing Physical Burden Using the Following Effect and a Superimposed Navigation System

  • Yuji Makimura
  • Hiroki Yoshimura
  • Masashi Nishiyama
  • Yoshio Iwai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10280)


We propose a novel navigation system using a virtual guide who walks in front of the user and induces the following effect. When using existing navigation systems, the user has a high physical burden because the user continuously moves their gaze and head to look at the map and landmarks on their journey. Employing our system, the user simply follows a virtual guide superimposed on the real world. There is no need for the user to look at the map and landmarks while walking. In experiments, we measured changes in the gaze direction and head pose while the user walked with a real or virtual guide. We observed that the guides provided the following effect to the users and alleviated their physical burden.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuji Makimura
    • 1
  • Hiroki Yoshimura
    • 1
  • Masashi Nishiyama
    • 1
  • Yoshio Iwai
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringTottori UniversityTottoriJapan

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