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Visual feedback from a virtual coxswain to improve engagement

Horlings, S.J. (2021) Visual feedback from a virtual coxswain to improve engagement.

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Abstract:during the pandemic training on your own has become the norm. This research will look at a system that helps improve the engagement of rowers on the ergometer. This research contains 3 main steps. The first is to identify the needs of the rowers by using a survey and doing interviews. The second step is to gain knowledge about the impact of visual and auditory feedback. This is done by a literature study. The last step is to combine these findings into a prototype and evaluate this. From the interviews and the survey, the most important finding was to keep it simple and clear. The rowers would like to get visuals as well as textual feedback and have the opportunity to look into previously done trainings. The literature study acknowledges these findings. Feedback has a positive effect as long as it is simple and clear. The prototype was made with almost all the requirements from these findings, only the voice was left out. The Evaluation was done with the User Engagement Scale-Short Form. The system overall scored a 3,6 out of 5. The Focused Attention scored the lowest with a 2.8 followed by the Aesthetic Appeal with a 3.7. The Perceived Usability and Reward Factor scored the highest with a 3.9. These results indicate that the system would engage well with the user. The low score of Focused Attention can be influenced by the environment that the evaluation was done in. Therefore, future studies must be done. These studies should evaluate the system while using it during an ergometer workout.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Business & IT BSc (56066)
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