A comparative study of four input devices for desktop virtual walkthroughs

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2011.06.014
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TypeArticle
Journal titleComputers in Human Behavior
Volume27
Issue6
Pages21862191; # of pages: 6
Subjectvirtual walkthroughs; input devices; desktop virtual environments; control devices; navigation; travel
AbstractThis paper presents the results of an experiment measuring the effect of four different input devices on overall task performance for desktop virtual walkthroughs. The input devices tested are: a keyboard, a mouse, a joystick and a gamepad. The results indicate that the participants completed the tasks in significantly less time and distance travelled with the mouse than with the three other input devices. The use of the mouse also significantly reduced the number of collisions, while the use of the gamepad resulted in significantly more collisions.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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