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VR-experience of an amputated arm

Acknowledgement at contest for 3D User Interfaces for researcher Victor Adriel de Jesus Oliveira

VR-experience of an amputated arm
The simulation in action
Copyright: Aimee Calepso

Victor Adriel de Jesus Oliveira, Researcher at the Media Computing Research Group of St. Pölten UAS’ Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies together with colleagues from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, Brazil) has won the 3DUI Contest promoted by this years IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces in Atlanta.

The researchers proposed an application to allow users to experience having an amputated arm. By providing both visual and haptic feedback, their application offers a multisensory experience to enhance the sense of embodiment. Users of the application should still feel their real limb attached to their bodies, and yet see their virtual avatar and interact with the virtual environment as an amputee.

A simple task of handling and positioning objects in a table is proposed for the users to experience the difficulties of having a missing arm. As most amputees have the sensation that an amputated or missing limb is still attached, the application should allow users to experience the same feeling.

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Dr. de Jesus Oliveira Victor Adriel, MSc

Dr. Victor Adriel de Jesus Oliveira, MSc

Media Computing Research Group
Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies
Department of Media and Digital Technologies