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Virtual environments as an aid to the design and evaluation of home and work settings for people with physical disabilities

5th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies

Author: Palmon, O., Oxmon, R., Shahar, M., Weiss, P. L.
Type: Conference Paper
Year: 2004


The paper describes how Virtual Reality (VR) has only recently begun to be applied to environmental modification. The authors describe the Habitest tool, an interactive model that has been implemented via an immersive virtual reality system which displays 3-dimensional renderings of specific environments, and which respond to user-driven manipulations such as navigation within the environment and alteration of its design. Initial results of a usability evaluation of this interactive environment by users are descibed.

Further Details

Publish Location: Oxford, UK
Accession Number: September, 2011
Notes: Print discarded
Keywords: assessment, design, mobility, modification
Reads: 319