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KamerMaker : A Novel Approach to the Reconstruction of Personal Indoor Spaces in Virtual Environments

Paulissen, J.W.H. (2023) KamerMaker : A Novel Approach to the Reconstruction of Personal Indoor Spaces in Virtual Environments.

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Abstract:As Virtual Reality (VR) technology continues to evolve, it offers promising opportunities to transform treatment approaches in mental health and disability care, particularly for individuals with mild to borderline intellectual disability (MBID) suffering from substance use disorders. The aim of this research is the development of a novel system to personalize interventions by recreating the living spaces of individuals of the target group. The research explores various approaches to generating personalised immersive virtual environments (IVEs) mirroring the real-life living rooms of users. The resulting system is the KamerMaker system which makes use of an interactive touchscreen floorplan-based approach with a tunnelling-focussed approach where users can recreate their livings room by placing furniture and walls into the environment. The recreated virtual environments can then be experienced in VR. The evaluation test group consisted out of five participants that are all individuals with MBID. During the evaluation participants were asked to follow the presented instructions and were asked questions during a semi-structured interview. The resulting data was analysed by conducting a thematic analysis to identify the underlying theme’s regarding the experiences of the participants. The findings revealed that the KamerMaker system was able to recreate livings rooms, but also resulted in a list of guidelines for future iterations of this novel approach. These results serve as a foundation for application related to this domain.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:50 technical science in general, 54 computer science, 70 social sciences in general
Programme:Interaction Technology MSc (60030)
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