Voice of America Features Evan Suma’s Redirected Walking Research

Published: July 9, 2014
Category: News

Reporter Elizabeth Lee attended the VRLA Meetup and featured Evan Suma’s redirected walking research.
The story stated that Suma is currently studying how to trick a person’s senses, an essential part of immersing them in a virtual environment. This Army-funded research could help soldiers train for combat or those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, the story noted.
“If I rotate the world slowly around your head while you are in virtual reality, as long as it’s small enough, you will actually believe what you are seeing more than what you are feeling, and I can use that to actually get you to curve and walk in a circle while perceiving that you are walking straight. So that is something that came straight out of psychology,” he said.