VRChairRacer: Using an Office Chair Backrest as a Locomotion Technique for VR Racing Games

von Willich, Julius and Schön, Dominik and Günther, Sebastian and Müller, Florian and Mühlhäuser, Max and Funk, Markus

Abstract: Locomotion in Virtual Reality (VR) is an important topic as there is a mismatch between the size of a Virtual Environment and the physically available tracking space. Although many locomotion techniques have been proposed, research on VR locomotion has not concluded yet. In this demonstration, we contribute to the area of VR locomotion by introducing VRChairRacer. VRChairRacer introduces a novel mapping the velocity of a racing cart on the backrest of an office chair. Further, it maps a users’ rotation onto the steering of a virtual racing cart. VRChairRacer demonstrates this locomotion technique to the community through an immersive multiplayer racing demo.


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