Biofeedback and virtual environments

Champion, Erik and Dekker, Andrew (2011) Biofeedback and virtual environments. International Journal of Architectural Computing, 9 4: 377-395. doi:10.1260/1478-0771.9.4.377

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Author Champion, Erik
Dekker, Andrew
Title Biofeedback and virtual environments
Journal name International Journal of Architectural Computing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1478-0771
2048-3988
Publication date 2011-12-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1260/1478-0771.9.4.377
Open Access Status
Volume 9
Issue 4
Start page 377
End page 395
Total pages 19
Place of publication Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom
Publisher Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd.
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Subject 2215 Building and Construction
1704 Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
1706 Computer Science Applications
Formatted abstract
 This paper explains potential benefits of indirect biofeedback used within interactive virtual environments, and reflects on an earlier study that allowed for the dynamic modification of a virtual environment's graphic shaders, music and artificial intelligence, based on the biofeedback of the player. The aim was to determine which augmented effects aided or discouraged engagement in the game. Conversely, biofeedback can help calm down rather than stress participants, and attune them to different ways of interacting within a virtual environment. Other advantages of indirect biofeedback might include increased personalization, thematic object creation, atmospheric augmentation, filtering of information, and tracking of participants' understanding and engagement. Such features may help designers create more intuitive virtual environments with more thematically appropriate interaction while reducing cognitive loading on the participants. Another benefit would be more engaged clients with a better understanding of the richness and complexity of a digital environment.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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