Publication
Title
Space perception in virtual environments : on how biometric sensing in virtual environments may give architects users's feedback
Author
Abstract
This paper focuses on the objective study of emotions, namely, fear induced by architectural spaces, by sensing and statistically analysing some physiological signals of users experiencing Virtual Environments (VE). For this, a virtual building was designed considering the presence of stairs and ramps as architectural elements that could affect users physiological states and perception of fear of falling. Thirty-one older persons participated in this study and were assigned to two experimental conditions (i.e., safe and unsafe conditions). Five main locations (beginning of the stairs; neutral room; first descending ramp; ascending ramp; and the middle of ascending ramp) were considered along the participants' path, and heart rate (HR) was collected in the vicinity of those locations. Results shown significant differences in HR activation among neutral, beginning of stairs and middle of ascending ramp. Despite the fact that the effect of condition was not fully verified for HR, participants reported more fear while interacting with the unsafe condition, with significant differences between conditions.
Language
English
Source (journal)
eCAADe 2014: Fusion: Data integration at its best
Source (book)
32nd International Conference on Education and Research in Computer, Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe), SEP 10-12, 2014, Northumbria Univ, Fac Engn & Environm, Dept Architecture & Built Environm, Northumbria Univ, Fac Engn & Environm, Dept Architecture & Built, Environm, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Publication
Brussels : Ecaade-education & research computer aided architectural design europe , 2014
ISBN
978-94-91207-06-8
Volume/pages
(2014) , p. 271-280
ISI
000361385100029
UAntwerpen
Publication type
Subject
Art 
External links
Web of Science
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Identifier
Creation 14.12.2023
Last edited 18.12.2023
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