Abstract | This study examined whether the high level of immersion provided by HMDs encourages participants to synchronise their attention during viewing. 39 participants watched the 360° documentary “Clouds Over Sidra” using either a HMD or via a flat screen tablet display. We found that the HMD group showed significantly greater overall ISC did the tablet group and that this effect was strongest during transition between scenes.

Associated Project
Virtual Realities: Immersive Documentary Encounters
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2019.8797968
Citation
Farmer, H., Bevan, C., Green, D. P., Rose, M., Cater, K., & Stanton-Fraser, D. (2019). Did you see what i saw?: comparing user synchrony when watching 360° video in hmd vs flat screen. 2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR) (pp. 916–917).
@inproceedings{farmer2019did, title={Did you see what I saw?: Comparing user synchrony when watching 360° video in HMD Vs flat screen}, author={Farmer, Harry and Bevan, Chris and Green, David P and Rose, Mandy and Cater, Kirsten and Stanton-Fraser, Dana{\"e}}, booktitle={2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR)}, pages={916--917}, year={2019}, organization={IEEE} }