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Did You See What I Saw?: Comparing User Synchrony When Watching 360 Video In HMD Vs Flat Screen

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (IEEE VR 2019)
Number of pages2
DateAccepted/In press - 18 Mar 2018
DatePublished (current) - 21 Feb 2019

Abstract

This study examined whether the high level of immersion provided by HMDs encourages participants to synchronise their attention during viewing. 39 participants watched the 360° documentary “Clouds Over Sidra” using either a HMD or via a flat screen tablet display. We found that the HMD group showed significantly greater overall ISC did the tablet group and that this effect was strongest during transition between scenes.

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