Immersive virtual reality (VR) gaming is an emerging medium of gaming that is attracting attentions from all around the world and from users and developers alike. The games are from varying genre and a few of them are collaborative or multiplayer. While in real-world collaboration we can see each other’s body language and facial expressions to guess the emotional states of the collaborator(s). However, in remote collaborations, these cues are often lost. In this project, we are investigating how digitally sharing emotional cues (e.g. heart-rate, electrodermal activities, facial expressions etc.) of one player to the other can influence the overall experience of gaming.
In particular, the research questions we are investigating are following:
We are developing our own hardware and software setup to develop such shared VR applications (games) and to run user studies.