2017 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) (2017)
Los Angeles, CA, USA
March 18, 2017 to March 22, 2017
Tara Collingwoode-Williams , Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Marco Gillies , Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Cade McCall , Department of Psychology, University of York, UK
Xueni Pan , Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
We are interested the effect of lip and arm synchronization on body ownership in VR (the illusion that the users own a virtual body). Participants were invited to give a presentation in an HMD, while seeing in a virtual mirror a gender-matched avatar who copied their arm and lip movements in sync and a-sync conditions. We measure participants' reaction with questionnaires administrated verbally after their presentation while immersed in VR. The result suggested an interaction effect of arm and lip, showing reports of higher level of embodiment with the congruent as compared to the incongruent conditions. Further study is needed to confirm if the same interaction effect can be captured with objective measurements.
Synchronization, Lips, Avatars, Mirrors, Tracking, Atmospheric measurements
T. Collingwoode-Williams, M. Gillies, C. McCall and X. Pan, "The effect of lip and arm synchronization on embodiment: A pilot study," 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2017, pp. 253-254.