Visualizing spatiotemporal models with virtual reality: from fully immersive environments to applications in stereoscopic view
KAUST DepartmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
KAUST Grant NumberOSR-2015-CRG4-2640
Online Publication Date2019-01-15
Print Publication Date2019-02
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/631326
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AbstractRecent advances in computing hardware and software present an unprecedented opportunity for statisticians who work with data indexed in space and time to visualize, explore and assess the structure of the data and to improve resulting statistical models. We present results of a 3-year collaboration with a team of visualization experts on the use of stereoscopic view and virtual reality (VR) to visualize spatiotemporal data with animations on non-trivial manifolds. We first present our experience with fully immersive VR with motion tracking devices that enable users to explore global three-dimensional time–temperature fields on a spherical shell interactively. We then introduce a suite of applications with VR mode, freely available for smartphones, to port a visualization experience to any interested people. We also discuss recent work with head-mounted devices such as a VR headset with motion tracking sensors.
CitationCastruccio S, Genton MG, Sun Y (2019) Visualizing spatiotemporal models with virtual reality: from fully immersive environments to applications in stereoscopic view. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society) 182: 379–387. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rssa.12381.
SponsorsThis publication is based on work supported by the KAUST Office of Sponsored Research under award OSR-2015-CRG4-2640. This work was conducted using resources and services at the Visualization Core Laboratory at KAUST: we thank Dr Madhusudhanan Srinivasan and his team for their support.