Metaverse Applications for Location-based Virtual Reality
Authors: Chutisant Kerdvibulvech
Abstract: Recently, the metaverse has considerably dominated tech headlines for researchers in the fields of human-computer interaction and human factors and ergonomics around the world, due to the advancement of its software and hardware. With its ability to immerse humans in a virtual, inexpensive, and safe world, it has greatly become popular in recent years, particularly virtual reality. Nevertheless, despite the extremely increasing attention to virtual reality, there is still very limited research work for summarizing and analyzing location-based virtual reality in which virtual reality tools are utilized for assisting humans to experience virtual reality by physically interacting with the environment. This paper proposes a new research study for investigating recent works of location-based virtual reality applications. After that, the evolution of virtual reality using location-based features is explored. Finally, we conduct a comparative analysis of virtual reality and augmented reality works, including location-based works in the past five years.
Keywords: Location-based Metaverse, Human Factors, Human Pacman, Remote-controlled Car, Pokémon Go, AR Mario Kart
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