Mobile VR Headset Usability Evaluation of 2D and 3D Panoramic Views Captured with Different Cameras

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10459)


Virtual Reality has for many years been an attractive option for simulation, prototyping and tele-operation. Today new technologies have become available, and Virtual Reality has got new momentum. A new type of VR headset has been proposed based on smartphones. This device opens new application possibilities including remote environments tele-exploration. New cameras have become available, which suit the new VR headsets. In this paper we present an assessment of panoramic views for mobile VR headsets using different types of cameras that have different costs. We present the results of this assessment and discuss the achieved performance when the generated images are observed through mobile VR headsets.


Mobile VR 2D panorama 3D panorama Stereo camera Fish-eye camera 360 camera 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Engineering and TechnologyUniversity of HertfordshireHatfieldUK

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