Head movements during visual exploration of natural images in virtual reality

Brian Hu, Ishmael Johnson-Bey, Mansi Sharma, Ernst Niebur

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Abstract

During natural visual exploration, both head and eye movements can be used to redirect gaze to new points of interest. In order to better understand the role of head movements in this process, we recorded subjects' head orientations while they explored a set of natural images from five different categories using virtual reality head-mounted displays. While head movements are likely influenced by image content or image saliency, here we focus on their stereotyped patterns, which have a consistent relationship between the amplitude, duration, and peak velocity of movements. We find that most head movements occur along the cardinal directions, and furthermore, the head position and head velocity distributions are similar across image categories. Our results provide greater insight into the kinematics of head movements during visual exploration in virtual reality environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 51st Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509047802
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 10 2017
Event51st Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2017 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2017Mar 24 2017

Other

Other51st Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period3/22/173/24/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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Hu, B., Johnson-Bey, I., Sharma, M., & Niebur, E. (2017). Head movements during visual exploration of natural images in virtual reality. In 2017 51st Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2017 [7926138] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CISS.2017.7926138