An Interactive Multisensory Virtual Environment for Developmentally Disabled

Alexandru Diaconu, Flaviu Vreme, Henrik Sæderup, Hans Pauli Arnoldson, Patrick Stolc, Anthony Lewis Brooks, Michael Boelstoft Holte

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Abstract

This paper investigates the interaction of developmentally disabled adults with a mediated multisensory virtual reality experience within a familiar social context. This was done as part of an exploratory case study. To this end, a media technological artefact was derived from the Snoezelen concept, a multisensory environment for stimulation and relaxation. This system is comprised of an HTC Vive based virtual reality environment tailored to the specific requirements of the case and its stakeholders. Play sessions were conducted at Udviklingscenter Ribe, a residence and development centre for the disabled. After compiling passive and participant observations from the sessions, and interviews with key staff, a series of guidelines were proposed. These guidelines encapsulate the project’s concerns and overarching trends and provide a future basis of study when designing and developing an interactive multisensory virtual environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation : 7th EAI International Conference, ArtsIT 2018, and 3rd EAI International Conference, DLI 2018, ICTCC 2018, Braga, Portugal, October 24–26, 2018, Proceedings
EditorsAnthony L. Brooks, Eva Brooks, Cristina Sylla
Number of pages12
PublisherSpringer
Publication date31 Jan 2019
Pages406-417
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-06133-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-06134-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2019
Event7th EAI International Conference on Arts and Technology, Interactivity, and Game Creation, ArtsIT 2018 and 3rd EAI International Conference on Design, Learning and Innovation, DLI 2018 - Braga, Portugal
Duration: 24 Oct 201826 Oct 2018

Conference

Conference7th EAI International Conference on Arts and Technology, Interactivity, and Game Creation, ArtsIT 2018 and 3rd EAI International Conference on Design, Learning and Innovation, DLI 2018
CountryPortugal
CityBraga
Period24/10/201826/10/2018
SeriesLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume265
ISSN1867-8211

Bibliographical note

International conference design, learning and innovation, Braga 2018 = resulting Springer book

Keywords

  • Developmental disability
  • Interaction
  • Multisensory environment
  • Recreation
  • Snoezelen
  • Virtual reality

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    Diaconu, A., Vreme, F., Sæderup, H., Arnoldson, H. P., Stolc, P., Brooks, A. L., & Holte, M. B. (2019). An Interactive Multisensory Virtual Environment for Developmentally Disabled. In A. L. Brooks, E. Brooks, & C. Sylla (Eds.), Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation: 7th EAI International Conference, ArtsIT 2018, and 3rd EAI International Conference, DLI 2018, ICTCC 2018, Braga, Portugal, October 24–26, 2018, Proceedings (pp. 406-417). Springer. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, Vol.. 265 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-06134-0_44