Perspective Matters: Design Implications for Motion Guidance in Mixed Reality

Xingyao Yu, Katrin Angerbauer, Peter Mohr-Ziak, Denis Kalkofen, Michael Sedlmair

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We investigate how Mixed Reality (MR) can be used to guide human body motions, such as in physiotherapy, dancing, or workout applications. While first MR prototypes have shown promising results, many dimensions of the design space behind such applications remain largely unexplored. To better understand this design space, we approach the topic from different angles by contributing three user studies. In particular, we take a closer look at the influence of the perspective, the characteristics of motions, and visual guidance on different user performance measures. Our results indicate that a first-person perspective performs best for all visible motions, whereas the type of visual instruction plays a minor role. From our results we compile a set of considerations that can guide future work on the design of instructions, evaluations, and the technical setup of MR motion guidance systems.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality: ISMAR 2020 - Virtual, Recife, Brazil
Duration: 9 Nov 202013 Nov 2020


Conference2020 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
CityVirtual, Recife
OtherISMAR-Adjunct 2020
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  • Computer Graphics - ThreeDimensional Graphics and Realism - Virtual Reality
  • Information Interfaces and Presentation - User Interfaces - Evaluation/Methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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