Embodied tele-presence system (ETS): designing tele-presence for video teleconferencing
2014 (English)In: Design, user experience, and usability. User experience design for diverse interaction platforms and environments.: Third International Conference, DUXU 2014, held as part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part II / [ed] Aaron Marcus, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2014, Vol. 8518, 574-585 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In spite of the progress made in tele conferencing over the last decades, however, it is still far from a resolved issue. In this work, we present an intuitive video teleconferencing system, namely - Embodied Tele-Presence System (ETS) which is based on embodied interaction concept. This work proposes the results of a user study considering the hypothesis: “ Embodied interaction based video conferencing system performs better than the standard video conferencing system in representing nonverbal behaviors, thus creating a ‘feeling of presence’ of a remote person among his/her local collaborators”. Our ETS integrates standard audio-video conferencing with mechanical embodiment of head gestures of a remote person (as nonverbal behavior) to enhance the level of interaction. To highlight the technical challenges and design principles behind such tele-presence systems, we have also performed a system evaluation which shows the accuracy and efficiency of our ETS design. The paper further provides an overview of our case study and an analysis of our user evaluation. The user study shows that the proposed embodied interaction approach in video teleconferencing increases ‘in-meeting interaction’ and enhance a ‘feeling of presence’ among remote participant and his collaborators.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2014. Vol. 8518, 574-585 p.
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8518
Embodied Interaction, Multimodal Interaction, HCI, Audio-Video Conferencing, Head Gesture, Tele-Presence
Interaction Technologies Robotics Media Engineering Computer Vision and Robotics (Autonomous Systems)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-91017DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07626-3_54ISBN: 978-3-319-07625-6ISBN: 978-3-319-07626-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-91017DiVA: diva2:732978
HCI International 2014. The 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. 22 - 27 June 2014, Creta Maris, Heraklion, Crete, Greece