Biosignals in Virtual Reality

In the project "Design Space of Virtual Environments: Creating a Feedback Loop for Users using Physical and Mental Health Data Gathered by Smartwatches", part of the university's scientific focus Minds.Media.Machines, the Digital Media Lab is researching the possibility of incorporating smartwatch-measured biosignals as an input modality in VR applications. Among other things, emotional changes and emotional worlds as well as differences in perceived exertion during an exergame or mindful session will be measured in studies by reflection and visualization of the collected health data. The goal of the project is to actively influence health data in VR applications in order to make the user's own mental and physical health more understandable and accessible.

The project runs in collaboration with the HCI working group of the University of Bremen. Contact persons are Bastian Dänekas and Nadine Wagener