“Swimming Across the Pacific: A Virtual Swimming Interface” by Chen, Kinoshita, Takama, Fels, Funahashi, et al. …

  • ©Tzu-Pei Grace Chen, Yuichiro Kinoshita, Yasufumi Takama, Sidney Fels, Kenji Funahashi, and Ashley Gadd


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    Swimming Across the Pacific: A Virtual Swimming Interface




    We have created a new locomotion interface for swimming and floating in a virtual ocean in a VR environment as part of our Swimming Across the Pacific (SAP) artwork [sap ]. The artwork is motivated by Alzek Mischeff’s Swimming Across the Atlantic [Misheff 1982] performed in 1982. In the SAP artwork, we swim across the Pacific Ocean using the swimming apparatus in an airplane rather than across the ocean in an ocean liner as Misheff did.

Other Information:


    ALLISON, R. S., HARRIS, L. R., JENKIN, M., PINTILIE, G., REDLICK, F., AND ZIKOVITZ, D. C. 2000. First steps with a rideable computer. In Proceedings of the Second IEEE International Conference on Virtual Reality, 169.

    CARRARO, G. U., CORTES, M., EDMARK, J. T., AND ENSOR, J. 1998. The Peloton bicycling simulator. In Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Virtual Reality Modeling Language, ACM Press, New York, SIGGRAPH, SIGCOMM, 63–70.

    HOLLERBACH, J. M., XU, Y., CHRISTENSEN, R., AND JACOBSEN, S. C. 2000. Design specications for the second generation SarcosTreadport locomotion interface. In Proceedings of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division, vol. 69, 1293–1298.

    MISHEFF, A. 1982. Swimming Across the Atlantic. Ciesse Piumini, Milano.

    Swimming Across the Pacific website. http://hct.ece.ubc.ca/research/sap.


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