Perception of Absolute Distances Within Different Visualization Systems: HMD and CAVE

  • Mihalache GhineaEmail author
  • Dinu Frunză
  • Jean-Rémy Chardonnet
  • Frédéric Merienne
  • Andras Kemeny
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10850)


Many studies on distance perception in a virtual environment exist. Most of them were conducted using head-mounted displays (HMD) and less with large screen displays such as CAVE systems. In this paper, we propose to measure the accuracy of perceived distances in a virtual space ranging from 0 to 15 m in a CAVE system compared to an HMD. Eight subjects with different vision performances took part in an experiment. Results show that the HMD provides the best results for distances above 8 m while the CAVE provides the best results for close distances.


Virtual immersion Absolute distance HMD CAVE Human vision 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihalache Ghinea
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dinu Frunză
    • 2
  • Jean-Rémy Chardonnet
    • 3
  • Frédéric Merienne
    • 3
  • Andras Kemeny
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Machines and Manufacturing SystemsUniversity POLITEHNICA of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Jaguar Land RoverWarickUK
  3. 3.LiSPEN EA7515, Arts et Métiers, UBFC, HeSam, Institut ImageChalon-sur-SaôneFrance
  4. 4.VR and Immersive Simulation CenterRenaultGuyancourtFrance

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