Print Email Facebook Twitter WebVR meets WebRTC: Towards 360-degree social VR experiences Title WebVR meets WebRTC: Towards 360-degree social VR experiences Author Gunkel, S. Prins, M.J. Stokking, H.M. Niamut, O.A. Publication year 2017 Abstract Virtual Reality (VR) and 360-degree video are reshaping the media landscape, creating a fertile business environment. During 2016 new 360-degree cameras and VR headsets entered the consumer market, distribution platforms are being established and new production studios are emerging. VR is evermore becoming a hot topic in research and industry and many new and exciting interactive VR content and experiences are emerging. The biggest gap we see in these experiences are social and shared aspects of VR. In this demo we present our ongoing efforts towards social and shared VR by developing a modular web based VR framework, that extends current video conferencing capabilities with new functionalities of Virtual and Mixed Reality. It allows us to connect two people together for mediated audio-visual interaction, while being able to engage in interactive content. Our framework allows to run extensive technological and user based trials in order to evaluate VR experiences and to build immersive multi-user interaction spaces. Our first results indicate that a high level of engagement and interaction between users is possible in our 360-degree VR set-up utilizing current web technologies. © 2017 IEEE. IEEE Computer Society, Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC) Subject ICTNTW - NetworksTS - Technical SciencesImmersive Virtual EnvironmentsInteractive ContentSocial VRVRWebRTCIndustrial researchVideo conferencingImmersive virtual environmentsWebRTCWebVRVirtual reality To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:77606439-6ecf-48d5-86aa-0c282cc1b6cc DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/vr.2017.7892377 TNO identifier 762765 Publisher IEEE Computer Society ISBN 9781509066476 Source 19th IEEE Virtual Reality, VR 2017. 18 March 2017 through 22 March 2017, 457-458 Article number 7892377 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.