THE STEREOSCOPIC EFFECT OF A SPINNING BATON FLIGHT

  • Madoka Takahashi
  • Hirofumi Ida
  • Tetsuri Inoue
  • Motonobu Ishii
Keywords: baton twirling, catching, stereo vision, 3D motion capture

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: In baton twirling, catching a spinning baton is one of fundamental skills. For successful baton-catching, baton twirlers acquire the efficient visual search behavior setting their gaze not only to parabolic flight but spin of baton (Takahashi et al., 2007). Mazyn et al. (2007) reported that the learning to catch a ball is affected by stereo vision providing accurate depth perception of the ball’s movement. We consider a CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment system, 3D virtual reality display with stereoscopic effect, may be used as a training tool for baton-catching. This preliminary study aimed to examine the stereoscopic effect on the virtual reality simulation of baton-catching in a CAVE system. We reconstructed stereo- and monoscopic stimuli of spinning baton flight simulated by 3D motion capture data and assessed observer’s impression of them.
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Coaching and Sports Activities