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Exergaming in Virtual Reality

Lupe [1]

As Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming a trend in technology, also available for end users, there are many opportunities for serious and gaming applications. One domain of games for virtual environments are exergames - a combination of exercising and gaming.

Research Topics

  • Usability - Motivation & Engagement 

    • Improving overall experience of users - due to an increase of flow, presence and immersion

  • Social 

    • Multiplayer in VR with possibility to communicate and increases the social presence

  • Data Visualisation

    • Influence of complexity and elements positioning in user interface on experience

  • Sport & Performance 

    • Joint PhD-degree program within the strategic partnership of TUB and UTS 

Projects

Lupe [2]

VR Rowing

Application for Virtual Reality where rowing is used as exercise. The player has an overview from first-person point of view inside of the virtual scull on a lake. Several play modes are implemented with different user interface visualisations for single and multiplayer so far.  

VR Rowing project was presented on Long night of science and was recognised by news “Berliner Zeitung”: https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/berlin/sportler-im-cyberspace-rudern-ohne-nass-zu-werden-30578096 [3]

Lupe [4]

Virtual Reality & Exercise Gaming 

Course as part of Summer and Winter University where goal is that students come up and develop their own exercise games for Virtual Reality. The course is focusing on topics such as: 

  • Introduction to programming for Virtual Reality with Unity
  • Understanding benefits and limitations of VR environments
  • Workshop in designing, prototyping, and developing for one small Exergame in VR 
  • Perform a usability test and use the gathered result during the development

More on: https://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/summer_university_term_3/virtual_reality_exercise_gaming/ [5]

Publications

QUALINET White Paper on Definitions of Immersive Media Experience (IMEx)
Zitatschlüssel perkis2020a
Autor Perkis, Andrew and Timmerer, Christian and Baraković, Sabina and Husić, Jasmina Baraković and Bech, Søren and Bosse, Sebastian and Botev, Jean and Brunnström, Kjell and Cruz, Luis and De Moor, Katrien and Saibanti, Andrea de Polo and Durnez, Wouter and Egger-Lampl, Sebastian and Engelke, Ulrich and Falk, Tiago H. and Hameed, Asim and Hines, Andrew and Kojic, Tanja and Kukolj, Dragan and Liotou, Eirini and Milovanovic, Dragorad and Möller, Sebastian and Murray, Niall and Naderi, Babak and Pereira, Manuela and Perry, Stuart and Pinheiro, Antonio and Pinilla, Andres and Raake, Alexander and Agrawal, Sarvesh Rajesh and Reiter, Ulrich and Rodrigues, Rafael and Schatz, Raimund and Schelkens, Peter and Schmidt, Steven and Sabet, Saeed Shafiee and Singla, Ashutosh and Skorin-Kapov, Lea and Suznjevic, Mirko and Uhrig, Stefan and Vlahović, Sara and Voigt-Antons, Jan-Niklas and Zadtootaghaj, Saman
Seiten 1–15
Jahr 2020
DOI 10.1109/QoMEX48832.2020.9123133
Journal arXiv preprint arXiv:2007.07032
Monat may
Verlag European Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and Services, 14th QUALINET meeting
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Zusammenfassung With the coming of age of virtual/augmented reality and interactive media, numerous defi nitions, frameworks, and models of immersion have emerged across diff erent fi elds ranging from computer graphics to literary works. Immersion is oftentimes used interchangeably with presence as both concepts are closely related. However, there are noticeable interdisciplinary diff erences regarding defi nitions, scope, and constituents that are required to be addressed so that a coherent understanding of the concepts can be achieved. Such consensus is vital for paving the directionality of the future of immersive media experiences (IMEx) and all related matters.The aim of this white paper is to provide survey of defi nitions of immersion and presence which leads to a defi nition of immersive media experience (IMEx). The Quality of Experience (QoE) for immersive media is described by establishing a relationship between the concepts of QoE and IMEx followed by application areas of immersive media experience. Infl uencing factors on immersive media experience are elaborated as well as the assessment of immersive media experience. Finally, standardization activities related to IMEx are highlighted and the white paper is concluded with an outlook related to future developments.
Link zur Originalpublikation [6] Download Bibtex Eintrag [7]

Contact

Exergaming in Virtual Reality
Laufzeit:
04/2016 - 03/2021
QULab Kontaktperson:
Tanja Kojic, Jan-Niklas Voigt-Antons  [9]
Partner: 
UTS
NTNU
Augletics
Förderer:
TUB/NTNU
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