Real walking in virtual environments for factory planning and evaluation
Paper in proceedings, 2016

Nowadays, buildings or production facilities are designed using specialized design software and building information modeling tools help to evaluate the resulting virtual mock-up. However, with current, primarily desktop based tools it is hard to evaluate human factors of such a design, for instance spatial constraints for workforces. This paper presents a new tool for factory planning and evaluation based on virtual reality that allows designers, planning experts, and workforces to walk naturally and freely within a virtual factory. Therefore, designs can be checked as if they were real before anything is built.

building information model

collaborative virtual environments

redirection techniques

redirected walking

virtual construction

Factory planning

production planning

virtual reality

real walking

Author

Andreas Kunz

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

M. Zank

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

Morten Fjeld

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

T. Nescher

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 44 257-262

Subject Categories

Interaction Technologies

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.086

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