The Effect of Haptic Feedback on Basic Social. Interaction within Shared Virtual Environments

Giannopoulos, Elias and Eslava, Victor and Oyarzabal, Maria and Hierro, Teresa and Gonzalez, Laura and Ferre Pérez, Manuel and Slater, Mel (2008). The Effect of Haptic Feedback on Basic Social. Interaction within Shared Virtual Environments. In: "6th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2008", 11/06/2008-13/06/2008, Madrid, España. ISBN 978-3-540-69057-3.

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Title: The Effect of Haptic Feedback on Basic Social. Interaction within Shared Virtual Environments
Author/s:
  • Giannopoulos, Elias
  • Eslava, Victor
  • Oyarzabal, Maria
  • Hierro, Teresa
  • Gonzalez, Laura
  • Ferre Pérez, Manuel
  • Slater, Mel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 6th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2008
Event Dates: 11/06/2008-13/06/2008
Event Location: Madrid, España
Title of Book: Haptics: Perception, Devices and Scenarios. Proceedings of 6th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2008
Date: 2008
ISBN: 978-3-540-69057-3
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Haptics, social presence, shared virtual environments.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Automática, Ingeniería Electrónica e Informática Industrial [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper describes an experiment that studies the effect of basic haptic feedback in creating a sense of social interaction within a shared virtual environment (SVE). Although there have been a number of studies investigating the effect of haptic feedback on collaborative task performance, they do not address the effect it has in inducing social presence. The purpose of this experiment is to show that haptic feedback enhances the sense of social presence within a mediated environment. An experiment was carried out using a shared desktop based virtual environment where 20 remotely located couples who did not know one another had to solve a puzzle together. In 10 groups they had shared haptic communication through their hands, and in another group they did not. Hence the haptic feedback was not used for completing the task itself, but rather as a means of social interacting – communicating with the other participant. The results suggest that basic haptic feedback increases the sense of social presence within the shared VE.

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Item ID: 4052
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/4052/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:4052
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/y2141614qx59v449/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 Sep 2010 10:12
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 18:16
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