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A Real Bicycle Simulator in a Virtual Reality Environment: The FIVIS Project

  • For almost all modern means of transportation (car, train, airplane) driving simulators exist that provide realistic models of complex traffic situations under defined laboratory conditions. For many years, these simulators have been successfully used for drivers’ training and education and have considerably contributed to the overall road safety. Unfortunately, there is no such advanced system for the bicycle, although the number of bike accidents has been increasing against the common trend during the last decade. Hence the objective of this project is to design a real bicycle simulator that is able to generate any desired traffic situation within an immersive visualization environment. For this purpose the bike is mounted onto a motion platform with six degrees of freedom that enables a close-to-reality simulation of external forces acting on the bike. This system is surrounded by three projection walls displaying a virtual scenario.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Oliver Schulzyk, Ulrich Hartmann, Jens Bongartz, Tobias Bildhauer, Rainer Herpers
Parent Title (English):VanDerSloten, Verdonck et al. (Eds.): 4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (ECIFMBE). 23-27 November 2008, Antwerp, Belgium
First Page:2628
Last Page:2631
Place of publication:Berlin
Publication year:2008
Tag:bicycle; motion platform; physical model immersive; simulator; virtual reality
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Informatik
Institute of Visual Computing (IVC)
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Entry in this database:2015/04/02