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Virtual Reality Software and Technology

Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Thalmann, D.


Abstract: Virtual Reality (VR) refers to a technology which is capable of shifting a subject into a different environment without physically moving him/her. To this end the inputs into the subject’s sensory organs are manipulated in such a way, that the perceived environment is associated with the desired Virtual Environment (VE) and not with the physical one. The manipulation process is controlled by a computer model that is based on the physical description of the VE. Consequently, the technology is able to create almost arbitrarily perceived environments.


@incollection{98,
  booktitle = {Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology},
  author = {Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Thalmann, D.},
  title = {Virtual Reality Software and Technology},
  publisher = {Marcel Dekker},
  volume = {Vol. 41},
  year = {1998},
  topic = {Modelling techniques}
}