Avatar anthropomorphism and acrophobia

Jean Luc Lugrin, Ivan Polyschev, Daniel Roth, Marc Erich Latoschik

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the impact of avatar anthropomorphism on the fear of heights, when using full body avatar embodiment under an immersive virtual reality (VR) setting. Clear differences could be found in perceived anthropomorphism, but preliminary results do not show differences in stress level between Human and Non-Human avatars, although a high level of perceived secureness was reported with Non-Human avatars.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - VRST 2016
Subtitle of host publication22nd ACM Conference on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
EditorsStephen N. Spencer
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages315-316
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344913
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd ACM Conference on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2016 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2 Nov 20164 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST
Volume02-04-November-2016

Conference

Conference22nd ACM Conference on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2016
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityMunich
Period2/11/164/11/16

Keywords

  • Acrophobia
  • Avatar Embodiment
  • Virtual Therapy

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