Investigation of microcirculatory effects of experiencing burning hands in augmented reality

Daniel Eckhoff, Cecilia Li-Tsang, Gladys Cheing, Alvaro Cassinelli, Christian Sandor

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Abstract

In this paper, we report on our experiment to investigate the extent to which the human body reacts to virtual thermal stimuli presented in Augmented Reality (AR). Our AR experience enables users to see and hear their own hands burning while looking through a Video SeeThrough Head-Mounted Display (VST-HMD). We hypothesized that this AR experience can lead to a change in Skin Blood Flow (SkBF). Our results show that the SkBF in the affected hand did change significantly on some participants. They experienced a change of blood flow similarly to real thermal stimulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages569-570
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780738113678
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2021
Event2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2021 - Virtual, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 27 Mar 20213 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2021

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2021
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityVirtual, Lisbon
Period27/03/213/04/21

Keywords

  • Human-centered computing
  • Mixed / augmented reality Applied computing
  • Psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology
  • Modelling and Simulation

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