Title

Virtual Reality and older hands: Dexterity and accessibility in hand-held VR control

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Title

Proceedings of CHIuXiD 2019 – The 5th ACM In Cooperation International Conference in HCI and UX

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery

School

School of Science

RAS ID

29610

Comments

Originally published as: Cook, D. M., Dissanayake, D., & Kaur, K. (2019). Virtual Reality and older hands: Dexterity and accessibility in hand-held VR Control. In Proceedings of CHIuXiD 2019 – The 5th ACM In Cooperation International Conference in HCI and UX (pp. 147-151). Bali, Indonesia: Binus University. Original publication available here

Abstract

Whilst the VR Headset has a sense of commonality with users, VR hand controllers are largely incongruent with each other. This paper examines the common ground between VR developments in the area of hand control devices. This paper looks at VR controllers through the lens of older people, specifically for the purpose of including people from any age in the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of VR experiences. This study uses Fitts' Index of Difficulty to determine areas of concern in terms of dexterity and accessibility. The study recommends a standardized approach to agility and access in VR hand control development.

DOI

10.1145/3328243.3328262

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