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Authors: Stefan Marks ; John A. Windsor and Burkhard Wünsche

Affiliation: The University of Auckland, New Zealand

ISBN: 978-989-8425-45-4

Keyword(s): Virtual Environments, Head Tracking, Nonverbal Communication, Teamwork Training, Surgery.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Environments ; Computer Vision, Visualization and Computer Graphics ; Evaluation of Human Performance and Usability in Virtual Environments ; Games for Education and Training ; Hardware Technologies for Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Environments ; Interactive Environments

Abstract: Virtual environments (VE) are gaining in popularity and are increasingly used for teamwork training purposes, e.g., for medical teams. One shortcoming of modern VEs is that nonverbal communication channels, essential for teamwork, are not supported well. We address this issue by using an inexpensive webcam to track the user’s head. This tracking information is used to control the head movement of the user’s avatar, thereby conveying head gestures and adding a nonverbal communication channel. We conducted a user study investigating the influence of head tracking based avatar control on the perceived realism of the VE and on the performance of a surgical teamwork training scenario. Our results show that head tracking positively influences the perceived realism of the VE and the communication, but has no major influence on the training outcome.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Marks, S.; A. Windsor, J. and Wünsche, B. (2011). HEAD TRACKING BASED AVATAR CONTROL FOR VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT TEAMWORK TRAINING.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-45-4, pages 257-269. DOI: 10.5220/0003364702570269

@conference{grapp11,
author={Stefan Marks. and John A. Windsor. and Burkhard Wünsche.},
title={HEAD TRACKING BASED AVATAR CONTROL FOR VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT TEAMWORK TRAINING},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={257-269},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003364702570269},
isbn={978-989-8425-45-4},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2011)
TI - HEAD TRACKING BASED AVATAR CONTROL FOR VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT TEAMWORK TRAINING
SN - 978-989-8425-45-4
AU - Marks, S.
AU - A. Windsor, J.
AU - Wünsche, B.
PY - 2011
SP - 257
EP - 269
DO - 10.5220/0003364702570269

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