Body Ownership of Virtual Avatars: An Affordance Approach of Telepresence

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Abstract

Virtual environments are an increasing trend in today’s society. In this scope, the avatar is the representation of the user in the virtual world. However, that relationship lacks empirical studies regarding the nature of the interaction between avatars and human beings. For that purpose it was studied how the avatar’s modeled morphology and dynamics affect its control by the user. An experiment was conducted to measure telepresence and ownership on participants who used a Kinect Natural User Interface (NUI). The body ownership of different avatars was assessed through a behavioral parameter, based on the concept of affordances, and a questionnaire of presence. The results show that the feelings of telepresence and ownership seem to be greater when the kinematics and the avatar’s proportions are closer to those of the user.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
EditorsYves Rybarczyk, Tiago Cardoso, João Rosas, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages3-19
Volume425
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-55143-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-55142-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event9th IFIP WG 5.5 International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE 2013 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …

Conference

Conference9th IFIP WG 5.5 International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE 2013
Period1/01/13 → …

Keywords

  • Affordances
  • Avatar
  • Natural user interface
  • Ownership
  • Telepresence
  • Virtual environment

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    Coelho, T., de Oliveira, R., Cardoso, T. O. M. D., & Rybarczyk, Y. P. (2014). Body Ownership of Virtual Avatars: An Affordance Approach of Telepresence. In Y. Rybarczyk, T. Cardoso, J. Rosas, & L. M. Camarinha-Matos (Eds.), IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (Vol. 425, pp. 3-19). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55143-7_1