Virtual environment for VR-based stress therapy system design element: User perspective

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Abstract

Given that mental stress issue is becoming a big concern in today’s society, it is important to highlight available alternatives that may help in reducing stress. One of the options available is virtual reality-based therapy (VR-based therapy). Previous studies conducted show that VR-based therapy has promising results in reducing stress and inducing relaxation. However, most of the studies were only focusing on the effectiveness of the system without taking into consideration the elements that should be included while designing its virtual environment. Therefore, this study aims to identify the possible design elements that should be taken into consideration when designing a virtual environment for a VR-based stress therapy system. An existing system review consisted of system demonstration and interview session was conducted with 12 random participants. During the review, the users were required to use an existing VR-based system and provide their feedback and comments during a short interview session that follows. Based on the review, eight design elements were identified, which were then grouped into five themes; visual attraction, environment setting, user comfort, interaction and navigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Informatics - 6th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2019, Proceedings
EditorsHalimah Badioze Zaman, Nazlena Mohamad Ali, Mohammad Nazir Ahmad, Alan F. Smeaton, Timothy K. Shih, Sergio Velastin, Tada Terutoshi
PublisherSpringer
Pages25-35
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783030340315
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2019
Event6th International Conference on Advances in Visual Informatics, IVIC 2019 - Bangi, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Nov 201921 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11870 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Advances in Visual Informatics, IVIC 2019
CountryMalaysia
CityBangi
Period19/11/1921/11/19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Zaharuddin, F. A., Ibrahim, N., Yusof, A. M., Rusli, M. E., & Mohd Mahidin, E. M. (2019). Virtual environment for VR-based stress therapy system design element: User perspective. In H. Badioze Zaman, N. Mohamad Ali, M. N. Ahmad, A. F. Smeaton, T. K. Shih, S. Velastin, & T. Terutoshi (Eds.), Advances in Visual Informatics - 6th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2019, Proceedings (pp. 25-35). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11870 LNCS). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34032-2_3