Emotion hacking VR: Amplifying scary VR experience by accelerating actual heart rate

Ryoko Ueoka, Ali AlMutawa

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Abstract

An emotion hacking virtual reality (EH-VR) system is an interactive system that hacks one’s heartbeat and controls it to accelerate a scary VR experience. The EH-VR system provides vibrotactile biofeedback, which resembles a heartbeat, from the footrest. The system determines a false heartbeat frequency by detecting the user’s heart rate in real time. The calculated false heart rate is higher than the user’s actual heart rate. This calculation is based on a quadric equation mode that we created. Using this system, we demonstrated at emerging technologies at Siggraph Asia 2016. Approximately 100 people experienced the system and we observed that for all participants, the heart rate was more elevated than in the beginning. Additional experiments endorsed that this effect was possibly caused by the presentation of a false heartbeat by the EH-VR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information. Interaction, Visualization, and Analytics - 20th International Conference, HIMI 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings
EditorsHirohiko Mori, Sakae Yamamoto
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages436-445
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319920429
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event20th International Conference on Human Interface and the Management of Information, HIMI 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2018Jul 20 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10904 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other20th International Conference on Human Interface and the Management of Information, HIMI 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period7/15/187/20/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Ueoka, R., & AlMutawa, A. (2018). Emotion hacking VR: Amplifying scary VR experience by accelerating actual heart rate. In H. Mori, & S. Yamamoto (Eds.), Human Interface and the Management of Information. Interaction, Visualization, and Analytics - 20th International Conference, HIMI 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings (pp. 436-445). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10904 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-92043-6_37