Marvin Winkler, Stefan M. Grünvogel (2023)
In: 2023 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW). DOI


In this research, the impact of aerodynamics on the perception of weight in virtual environments was studied. A real-time aerodynamic simulation was created for objects with different shapes and weights, and an experiment was conducted to determine the correlation between subjects’ weight perception and the presence of simulated aerodynamic forces on virtual objects. The results showed that the weight of light objects was more accurately conveyed and the perceived realism was improved when simulated aerodynamic forces were included.

Influence of Simulated Aerodynamic Forces on Weight Perception and Realism in Virtual Reality