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Emotional Responses to Thermally Augmented Audiovisual Stimuli
Citation key greiner2015a
Author Greiner, Stefan and Antons, Jan-Niklas and Wechsung, Ina
Title of Book 2015 Seventh International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX)
Pages 1–6
Year 2015
ISBN 978-1-4799-8958-4
DOI 10.1109/QoMEX.2015.7148140
Location Pylos-Nestoras, Greece
Address Piscataway, NJ, USA
Month may
Note Online
Publisher IEEE
Series QoMEX
How Published Full
Abstract Physiological reactions to certain emotions make us feel warm or cold, thus there are strong bounds between emotions and temperature. However, within HCI research, using thermal information to evoke emotion related experiences is still rare. For the research presented in this paper a kidney belt with thermal actuators was developed in order to investigate the emotional responses to thermally augmented audiovisual stimuli (movie clips). Participants then continuously evaluated their emotional state via a tablet application on the dimensions “arousal” and “valence”. The results indicate that thermal stimulation has significant effects on the emotional experience of subjects. While emotions with negative valence are more prone to be affected on the arousal dimension, emotions with positive valence are significantly influenced on the valence dimension.
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