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Enabling joint exploration of virtual environments for treatment of substance use disorders using an asymmetric virtual reality approach

Ammerlaan, W.S. (2022) Enabling joint exploration of virtual environments for treatment of substance use disorders using an asymmetric virtual reality approach.

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Abstract:Being immersed in immersive virtual reality technology, exploration of the virtual environment is key to gain an understanding of that environment and exploring together with others provides collaborative opportunities. In this work we focus on joint exploration of virtual environments for substance use disorder treatment, including people with mild intellectual disability or borderline intellectual functioning. Exploring relevant virtual situations together with a treatment provider is hindered due to the closed-off nature of head-mounted displays. In this work we attempt to enhance the interaction between treatment provider and client using asymmetric virtual reality. Two user-centered design iterations were completed to find a provisional solution. Over the course of these two iterations we found the importance of not hindering the client in obtaining and maintaining presence as well as the implications of embodied interaction and the available physical space. This work seems to be the first to combine a focus on joint exploration using asymmetric virtual reality and substance use disorder treatment.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science, 77 psychology
Programme:Interaction Technology MSc (60030)
Link to this item:https://purl.utwente.nl/essays/90706
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