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Effects of virtual human appearance fidelity on emotion contagion in affective inter-personal simulations
M Volante, SV Babu, H Chaturvedi… – IEEE Transactions on …, 2016 – computer.org
Realistic versus stylized depictions of virtual humans in simulated inter-personal situations and their ability to elicit emotional responses in users has been an open question for artists and researchers alike. We empirically evaluated the effects of near visually realistic vs. non …

The benefits of virtual humans for teaching negotiation
J Gratch, D DeVault, G Lucas – International Conference on Intelligent …, 2016 – Springer
This article examines the potential for teaching negotiation with virtual humans. Many people find negotiations to be aversive. We conjecture that students may be more comfortable practicing negotiation skills with an agent than with another person. We test this …

Autonomous virtual human agents for healthcare information support and clinical interviewing
A Rizzo, R Shilling, E Forbell, S Scherer… – Artificial intelligence in …, 2016 – Elsevier
This chapter discusses virtual human (VH) conversational agents to support client interaction within a healthcare context. After a brief discussion of the history of VHs in the Clinical Virtual Reality domain, applications where a VH can provide private online …

Detection and computational analysis of psychological signals using a virtual human interviewing agent
A Rizzo, S Scherer, D DeVault, J Gratch, R Artstein… – J Pain Manage, 2016 – icdvrat.org
It has long been recognized that facial expressions, body posture/gestures and vocal parameters play an important role in human communication and the implicit signalling of emotion. Recent advances in low cost computer vision and behavioral sensing technologies …

Harnessing the power of conversations with virtual humans to change health behaviors
G Albright, C Adam, D Serri, S Bleeker, R Goldman – Mhealth, 2016 – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Skillful, collaborative conversations are powerful tools to improve physical and mental health. Whether you are a parent talking with your child about the dangers of substance abuse, an educator concerned about a student’s signs of psychological distress, a veteran …

A study of elderly people’s emotional understanding of prompts given by virtual humans
A Malhotra, J Hoey, A König, S van Vuuren – Proceedings of the 10th …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
This paper presents a study conducted to understand how facial expressions in audio-visual prompts given by virtual humans are understood by elderly people on an emotional level with an aim to design emotionally aligned prompts for persons with cognitive disabilities who …

Modeling Dynamic Decision-Making of Virtual Humans
O Handel – Systems, 2016 – mdpi.com
Imagine a person visiting an urban event. At each moment in time, the person has to weigh up different possible actions and make consecutive decisions. For instance, a person might be hungry or thirsty and would therefore like to go somewhere to eat or to drink, or a person …

Assessment of the influence of demographic and professional characteristics on health care providers’ pain management decisions using virtual humans
J Boissoneault, JM Mundt, EJ Bartley… – Journal of dental …, 2016 – Am Dental Educ Assoc
Disparities in health care associated with patients’ gender, race, and age are well documented. Previous studies using virtual human (VH) technology have demonstrated that provider characteristics may play an important role in pain management decisions …

Automatic Behavior Analysis During a Clinical Interview with a Virtual Human.
AA Rizzo, GM Lucas, J Gratch, G Stratou, LP Morency… – MMVR, 2016 – books.google.com
SimSensei is a Virtual Human (VH) interviewing platform that uses offthe-shelf sensors (ie, webcams, Microsoft Kinect and a microphone) to capture and interpret real-time audiovisual behavioral signals from users interacting with the VH system. The system was specifically …

Changes in intracellular Na+ following enhancement of late Na+ current in virtual human ventricular myocytes
K Cardona, B Trenor, WR Giles – PloS one, 2016 – journals.plos.org
The slowly inactivating or late Na+ current, INa-L, can contribute to the initiation of both atrial and ventricular rhythm disturbances in the human heart. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie these pro-arrhythmic influences are not fully …

Validation of an integrative mathematical model of dehydration and rehydration in virtual humans
WA Pruett, JS Clemmer, RL Hester – Physiological reports, 2016 – Wiley Online Library
Water homeostasis is one of the body’s most critical tasks. Physical challenges to the body, including exercise and surgery, almost always coordinate with some change in water handling reflecting the changing needs of the body. Vasopressin is the most important …

SimCoach evaluation: a virtual human intervention to encourage service-member help-seeking for posttraumatic stress disorder and depression
D Meeker, JL Cerully, M Johnson, N Iyer… – Rand health …, 2016 – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
This article describes RAND Corporation researchers’ assessment of SimCoach, a computer program featuring a virtual human that speaks and gestures in a video game–like interface, designed to encourage service members, especially those with signs or symptoms of …

Topic switch models for dialogue management in virtual humans
W Zhu, A Chowanda, M Valstar – International Conference on Intelligent …, 2016 – Springer
This paper presents a novel data-driven Topic Switch Model based on a cognitive representation of a limited set of topics that are currently in-focus, which determines what utterances are chosen next. The transition model was statistically learned from a large set of …

Clinical interviewing by a virtual human agent with automatic behavior analysis
AA Rizzo, G Lucas, J Gratch, G Stratou… – The 2016 Proceedings …, 2016 – icdvrat.org
ABSTRACT SimSensei is a Virtual Human (VH) interviewing platform that uses off-the-shelf sensors (ie, webcams, Microsoft Kinect and a microphone) to capture and interpret real-time audiovisual behavioral signals from users interacting with the VH system. The system was …

Dancing with physio: A mobile game with physiologically aware virtual humans
J Arroyo-Palacios, M Slater – IEEE Transactions on Affective …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
This study presents an evaluation of a mobile game with physiologically aware virtual humans as an approach to modulate the participant’s affective and physiological state. We developed a mobile version of a virtual reality scenario where the participants were able to …

The influence of real human personality on social presence with a virtual human in augmented reality
K Kim, G Bruder, D Maloney, G Welch – Proceedings of the Combined …, 2016 – sreal.ucf.edu
Human responses to an interaction with a Virtual Human (VH) can be influenced by both external factors such as technologyrelated limitations, and internal factors such as individual differences in personality. While the impacts of external factors have been studied widely …

Virtual Humans Playing the Role of Patients in Self-medication Consultations: Perspectives of Undergraduate Pharmacy Students.
AP Cláudio, MB Carmo, MP Guerreiro, A Cavaco… – VISIGRAPP (1 …, 2016 – di.fc.ul.pt
This paper describes an interactive application conceived to improve non-prescription medicines consultation skills in undergraduate Pharmacy students and a user test carried out with two sets of participants. Resorting to virtual humans that play the role of patients and …

Prediction of injury risk in pedestrian accidents using virtual human model VIRTHUMAN: real case and parametric study
J Vychytil, L Hyncik, J Manas, P Pavlata, R Striegler… – 2016 – papers.sae.org
In this work we present the VIRTHUMAN model as a tool for injury risk assessment in pedestrian crash scenarios. It is a virtual human body model formed of a multibody structure and deformable segments to account for the mechanical response of soft tissues. Extensive …

Virtual human resource development and adjunct community college faculty: a qualitative study of how faculty developed and learned to teach online through …
A Plachuta – 2016 – repository.library.northeastern.edu
The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to understand how adjunct faculty developed professionally and learned to teach online through informal learning. To fulfill this purpose, three research questions were formulated as a foundation for this investigation: a/How did …

Dense Crowds of Virtual Humans
SA Stüvel – 2016 – dspace.library.uu.nl
This thesis presents a novel crowd simulation methodTorso Crowds’, aimed at the simulation of dense crowds. The method is based on the results of user studies and a motion capture experiment, which are also described in this thesis. Torso Crowds introduces a capsule …

Virtual humans as centaurs: melding real and virtual
WR Swartout – International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and …, 2016 – Springer
Centaurs are man-machine teams that can work together on problems and can out-perform, either people or computers working alone in domains as varied as chess-playing and protein folding. But the centaur of Greek mythology was not a team, but rather a hybrid of …

Generating multimedia narrative for virtual humans
S Wark, M Nowina-Krowicki – Proceedings of the Australasian Computer …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
In this paper we describe a prototype capability we have developed for creating and presenting multimedia presentations using virtual humans to provide narrative. The multimedia presentations are structured using Rhetorical Structure Theory to describe the …

The rise of the virtual human
WA Powell, N Corbett, V Powell – Creative technologies for …, 2016 – igi-global.com
Virtual Humans are here to stay. From the voice in your satNav to Apple’s “Siri”, we are accustomed to engaging in some level of conversation with our technology, and it is rapidly becoming apparent that natural language interfaces have potential in a wide range of …

What kind of stories should a virtual human swap?
SN Gilani, K Sheetz, G Lucas, D Traum – International Conference on …, 2016 – Springer
Telling stories is an important aspect virtual agents designed to interact with people socially over time. We describe an experiment designed to investigate the impact of the identity, presentation form, and perspective of a virtual storyteller on a human user who engages in a …

Rapid low-cost virtual human bootstrapping via the crowd
M Borish, B Lok – ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
Virtual human interactions provide an important avenue for training as emergent opportunities arise. In response to a new training need, we propose a framework to rapidly create experiential learning opportunities in the form of a question–answer chat interaction …

Exploring the Impact of Environmental Effects on Social Presence with a Virtual Human
K Kim, R Schubert, G Welch – International Conference on Intelligent …, 2016 – Springer
We explore how and in what ways the surrounding environment can be an important factor in human perception during interactions with virtual humans. We also seek to leverage any such knowledge to increase the sense of Social/Co-Presence with virtual humans. We …

User Perceptions of a Virtual Human Over Mobile Video Chat Interactions
SH Kang, T Phan, M Bolas, DM Krum – International Conference on Human …, 2016 – Springer
We believe that virtual humans, presented over video chat services, such as Skype, and delivered using smartphones, can be an effective way to deliver innovative applications where social interactions are important, such as counseling and coaching. To explore this …

The LISSA Virtual Human and ASD Teens: An Overview of Initial Experiments
SZ Razavi, MR Ali, TH Smith, LK Schubert… – … on Intelligent Virtual …, 2016 – Springer
We summarize an exploratory investigation into using an autonomous conversational agent for improving the communication skills of teenagers with autism. The system conducts a natural conversation with the user and gives real-time and post-session feedback on the …

Design and Study of Emotions in Virtual Humans for Assistive Technologies
A Malhotra – 2016 – uwspace.uwaterloo.ca
This thesis presents the design and study of emotionally aligned prompts given by virtual humans for persons with cognitive disabilities such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Our goal is to understand how emotions in virtual humans are …

Cross Modal Evaluation of High Quality Emotional Speech Synthesis with the Virtual Human Toolkit
B Potard, MP Aylett, DA Baude – International Conference on Intelligent …, 2016 – Springer
Emotional expression is a key requirement for intelligent virtual agents. In order for an agent to produce dynamic spoken content speech synthesis is required. However, despite substantial work with pre-recorded prompts, very little work has explored the combined effect …

Framework and Assessment of Conversational Virtual Humans as Role-players in Simulated Social Encounters with People
JL Hart, MD Proctor – Journal of the International Association of …, 2016 – researchgate.net
As technology advances, people increasingly converse with computer conversational agents serving in a personal assistant role such as Siri or Cortona. Beyond the personal assistant role, a virtual humans may substitute for a person in another role during a social …

Training Together: how another human Trainee’s Presence affects Behavior during Virtual human-Based Team Training
A Robb, A Kleinsmith, A Cordar, C White… – Frontiers in …, 2016 – frontiersin.org
Despite research showing that team training can lead to strong improvements in team performance, logistical difficulties can prevent team training programs from being adopted on a large scale. A proposed solution to these difficulties is the use of virtual humans to …

Numerical Tests of the Virtual Human Model Response Under Dynamic Load Conditions Defined in Federal Aviation Regulation Part 23.562 and 25.562–Preliminary …
L Lindstedt, J Vychytil, T Dziewonski… – Archive of Mechanical …, 2016 – degruyter.com
The main aim of the presented research was to check mechanical response of human body model under loads that can occur during airplane accidents and compare results of analysis with some results of experimental tests described in literature. In simulations, new multi …

Multiple Virtual Human Interactions
S Lemercier, D Thalmann – Context Aware Human-Robot and Human …, 2016 – Springer
Autonomous virtual humans need to be able to interact between each others in virtual environments. These interactions are essentials for the generation of realistic behaviours from virtual humans. This chapter presents a review about interactions between real and …

Virtual reality of acupuncture manipulation in digital virtual human
Y Jiang, J Jiang, F Wang, H Guo, S Shao… – Chinese Journal of …, 2016 – wprim.whocc.org.cn
BACKGROUND: The three-dimensional structure of acupoint anatomy was integrated into the teaching of acupuncture manipulation. Combined with the implementation and application of the acupuncture and moxibustion in digital virtual human, it can greatly …

Technical Issues in Virtual Human Signing
F Pezeshkpour, A Bangham – Citeseer
Many deaf people rely on sign language as their primary mode of communication, in recognition of which UK terrestial regulators and broadcasters wish to provide an increasing proportion of television broadcasts to be accompanied by deaf signing. A feasibility study is …

Session: Virtual Humans and Crowds
F Argelaguet, L Hoyet, M Trico, A Lécuyer, M Lee… – computer.org
IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC) ……………………………………………… ……………………………..xiii … Session: Virtual Humans and Crowds Session Chair: Anne-Hélène Olivier … The Role of Interaction in Virtual Embodiment: Effects of the Virtual Hand Representation …

Using Virtual Humans to Understand Real Ones
K Hoemann, B Rezaei, SC Marsella… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2016 – arxiv.org
Human interactions are characterized by explicit as well as implicit channels of communication. While the explicit channel transmits overt messages, the implicit ones transmit hidden messages about the communicator (eg, his/her intentions and attitudes) …

Modeling and Implementation of Virtual Human Movement Based on Quaternion Interpolation
H WANG, Q WU, P ZHANG, J ZHANG – Journal of Wuhan Institute of …, 2016 – en.cnki.com.cn
Aimed at the loss of freedom degree in rotary motion depiction by Euler angles in keyframe anima-tion, the quaternion interpolation method was proposed to simulate human motion. Firstly, a virtual human skel-eton model was established according to the human body …

A Universal Rapid Modeling Method on Virtual Human for Virtual Reality
T Li, X Fang, R Lin, J Chen – International Conference on Human Centered …, 2016 – Springer
Aiming to satisfy the various modeling demand for virtual human in virtual reality field, a universal method which is used for virtual human rapid modeling is systematically put forward, combining the advantage of modular and universal modeling method. Based on the …

Exploring social presence transfer in real-virtual human interaction
S Daher, K Kim, M Lee, A Raij… – Virtual Reality (VR) …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
We explore whether a peripheral observation of apparent mutual social presence between a real human (RH) and a virtual human (VH) can in turn increase a subject’s sense of social presence with the VH. In other words, we explore whether social presence can “transfer” …

Research and implementation of virtual human animation based on distributed semantic environment
CT Song, H Wang – Electronic Information and Communication …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
With the development of virtual reality technology and the application of semantic Web technology, Semantic Web-based virtual reality ie semantic virtual environment has become a new direction in the research of virtual reality. In this paper, the semantic web technology …

Mixing control of animating virtual human for maintenance simulation
Z Guo, C Lv, D Zhou, X Peng… – Intelligent Control and …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Over the past decades, control method of animating virtual human, as a significant aspect of virtual maintenance simulation, has been developing in various directions. However, huge time consumption has always been the kernel problem that severely limits a virtual human to …

A Mixing Control Method Based on Motion Synthesis for Virtual Human
X Zhu, J Chen, C Lv, D Zhou – DEStech Transactions on …, 2016 – dpi-proceedings.com
Virtual reality technology is now required for maintainability design to shorten design cycle and reduce costs. In the simulation process, virtual human can be animated by immersive motion capture system or non-immersive algorithmic control. Since both of these …

A software framework for developing mathematical model driven virtual human
C Mei, J Quarles – Virtual Humans and Crowds for Immersive …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Virtual Humans (VH) have many benefits, such as simulating humans when using real humans is difficult, impossible, or dangerous. VHs realism in behavior and response may be improved by mathematical models, which can provide dynamic responses and interactions …

Virtual human hand: forces calculation in power or precision grasp
E Peña Pitarch, N Ticó Falguera… – The 4th …, 2016 – upcommons.upc.edu
The aim of this work is to show a novel environment to simulate and calculate the forces exerted in each point of contact when grasping with power or precision. Virtual hand was designed and validated with 25 degrees of freedom (DOF) without the 2 DOF for the wrist …

Virtual human technology researches decisions about care for patients with dementia
G Fredricks – Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 2016 – search.informit.com.au
Islanders are subjected to a higher burden of disease with subsequent consequences of chronic disease at a younger age. Generally, for all older persons who permanently reside in remote and isolated areas, there is limited access to specific services, such as allied health and specialist …

Niki and Julie: a robot and virtual human for studying multimodal social interaction
R Artstein, D Traum, J Boberg, A Gainer… – Proceedings of the 18th …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
We demonstrate two agents, a robot and a virtual human, which can be used for studying factors that impact social influence. The agents engage in dialogue scenarios that build familiarity, share information, and attempt to influence a human participant. The scenarios …

A Virtual Human Simulator for Social Behavior to Evaluate Information Flow
DC de Paiva – ijeas.org
A virtual human simulator that deals with the relationship between agents, and with the transmission and publishing of information (by TV, Radio, etc.) is presented. The modeling is performed by using ontology that is a formal representation, in which we can share …

Creating Virtual Humans with Game Engines for Evaluate Ambient Assisted Living Scenarios
MS Palacios, JA Álvarez-García, LM Soria… – … and Applications–7th …, 2016 – Springer
In order to evaluate AAL systems, virtual environments help to reduce costs and time, but these environments do not include hyper-realistic human movements. This is something crucial to evaluate activity recognition systems. The present work in progress describes how …

Multi-Objective Optimization of Virtual Human Motion Posture for Assembly Operation Simulation
Y Yang, Y Gu, X Fan, H Cheng – ASME 2016 …, 2016 – … .asmedigitalcollection.asme.org
abstract Mechanical assembly belongs to the last stage of a complete mechanical product manufacturing, which usually involves many manual operations. Virtual assembly can be used to simulate a real product’s assembly process, and to assess the feasibility of the …

Feasibility of analysing the effects of personal protective equipment using virtual human body models
R Aranda, S Peldschus – Forschungshefte Zweiradsicherheit, 2016 – trid.trb.org
The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of virtual human body models for analyzing the effects of personal protecting equipment. Selecting the specific example of a sideways fall which generates a direct impact on the hip and using numerical simulations …

Research Article Real Time Talking System for Virtual Human based on ProPhone
IR Ali, G Sulong, H Kolivand – 2016 – researchgate.net
Lip-syncing is a process of speech assimilation with the lip motions of a virtual character. A virtual talking character is a challenging task because it should provide control on all articulatory movements and must be synchronized with the speech signal. This study …

Improving Virtual Reality ASD intervention games with 3DUI and 3D Virtual Humans
C Mei – 2016 – search.proquest.com
The primary goal of this research is to improve the current Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) intervention training games using Virtual Humans (VHs). To interact with virtual humans, technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), 3D user interfaces (3DUI), and computer games …

A Deep Learning Methodology for Semantic Utterance Classification in Virtual Human Dialogue Systems
D Datta, V Brashers, J Owen, C White… – … Conference on Intelligent …, 2016 – Springer
This paper describes the development of a deep learning methodology for semantic utterance classification (SUC) for use in domain-specific dialogue systems. Semantic classifiers need to account for a variety of instances where the utterance for the semantic …

Utilizing Unsupervised Crowdsourcing to Develop a Machine Learning Model for Virtual Human Animation Prediction
M Borish, B Lok – Handbook of Human Motion, 2016 – Springer
One type of experiential learning in the medical domain is chat interactions with a virtual human. These virtual humans play the role of a patient and allow students to practice skills such as communication and empathy in a safe, but realistic sandbox. These interactions last …

Affordance-map: learning hidden human context in 3D scenes through virtual human models
JMLC Piyathilaka – 2016 – opus.lib.uts.edu.au
Ability to learn human context in an environment could be one of the most desired fundamental abilities that a robot should possess when sharing workspaces with human co-workers. Arguably, a robot with appropriate human context awareness could lead to a better …

Analyzing a Multi-Agent-System Decision Architecture Aiming to Model the Behavior of Virtual Humans
O Handel, A Borrmann – Proc. of the 16th International Conference …, 2016 – cms.bgu.tum.de
In this paper a novel approach on how to model the decision-making of virtual humans in the domain of multi-agent-systems is analyzed. The developed decision architecture embeds strategic behavior for intelligent humanoid agents (Hoogendoorn & Bovy 2004). The aim is …

A layered approach for robust spatial virtual human pose reconstruction using a still image
C Guo, S Ruan, X Liang, Q Zhao – Sensors, 2016 – mdpi.com
Pedestrian detection and human pose estimation are instructive for reconstructing a three-dimensional scenario and for robot navigation, particularly when large amounts of vision data are captured using various data-recording techniques. Using an unrestricted capture …

The Influence of Real Human Personality on Social Presence with a Virtual Human in Augmented Reality
D Reiners, D Iwai, F Steinicke – researchgate.net
Human responses to an interaction with a Virtual Human (VH) can be influenced by both external factors such as technologyrelated limitations, and internal factors such as individual differences in personality. While the impacts of external factors have been studied widely …

Virtual human technologies for cognitively-impaired older adults’ care: the LOUISE and Virtual Promenade experiments
P Wargnier – 2016 – pastel.archives-ouvertes.fr
The work presented in this manuscript investigates the use of virtual huamans, and, more broadly, of video game technologies to improve the care of older adults with cognitive impairment. Our work revolved around two use cases of virtual humans: as non-self and as …

Reconstruction of atrial ectopic focal and Re-entrant excitations from body surface potentials. Insights from 3D virtual human atria and torso
EAP Alday, MA Colman, H Zhang – 2016 Computing in …, 2016 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Non-invasive electrocardiographic imaging has been seen as a painless and economic method to map the electrical functions of the heart. However, it is still a great challenge to obtain accurate reconstruction of cardiac electrical activity from body surface potentials …

Customizable 3-D Virtual GI Tract Systems For Locating, Mapping, And Navigation Inside Human Gastrointestinal Tract
MD Dalvi – 2016 – rave.ohiolink.edu
… Creating a 3D virtual GI tract system could significantly improve the capsule endoscopy operations. The virtual human model, such as the BioDigital Human, has been credited as Google … individually-customizable 3D virtual Human Gastrointestinal Tract system – a 3D …

Virtual Methods Applied to Human Bones and Joints Re-Construction Used for Orthopedic Systems
DL Popa, A Du??, D Tutunea… – Applied Mechanics …, 2016 – Trans Tech Publ
… Keywords: virtual human skeleton, complex 3D shapes, virtual prototyping, rapid prototyping … [3] S. Ciunel, A. Duta, DL Popa, G. Popa-Mitroi, V. Dumitru, The Behavior of the Virtual Human Head-Neck System during the Main Movements, Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol …

Virtual Model and Simulation of the Normal and Affected Human Hip Joint
D Calin, D Tarni??, D Popa, D Calafeteanu… – Applied Mechanics …, 2016 – Trans Tech Publ
… Abstract. To generate a virtual human hip is a main goal for our research team … [4] D. Tarnita, C. Boborelu, et al, The three-dimensional modeling of the complex virtual human elbow joint, Romanian Journal of Morphology and embryology, 51(3), (2010) 489-495 …

Exploring the Pathways of Adaptation an Avatar 3D Animation Procedures and Virtual Reality Arenas in Research of Human Courtship Behaviour and Sexual …
J Binter, K Klapilová, T Zikánová, T Nilsson… – arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2016 – arxiv.org
… Once generated, animations can be mapped over any 3D figure representing a virtual human, thus allowing for the speedy generation of different versions of any potential stimuli … Generating realistic virtual human characters is another significant challenge for our research …

Design and Implementation of Human Computer Interaction in 3D Virtual Campus Based on Untiy3D
L Wang – … on Education, Management, Computer and Society, 2016 – atlantis-press.com
… Through human- computer interaction can be achieved through the mouse and keyboard to control the virtual human walking, make users choose to visit the building, can use the navigation map to locate the position, and can realize the scene change by clicking on the button …

Highlights of” Immersive Sciences” Research in the USA: Augmented/Virtual Reality and Human Surrogates
GF Welch – sreal.ucf.edu
… Most research related to social presence with virtual humans has focused primarily on the virtual human itself, eg, its appearance [12, 43], intelligence [15, 30], and verbal and nonverbal behaviors [27, 12, 4]. While we too have explored these virtual human characteristics, we …

Body image and anti-fat attitudes: an experimental study using a haptic virtual reality environment to replicate human touch
L Tremblay, M Roy-Vaillancourt, B Chebbi… – … , Behavior, and Social …, 2016 – liebertpub.com
… However, testing attitudes through self-report measures is challenging. In the present study, we explore the use of a haptic virtual reality environment to physically interact with overweight virtual human (VH) … FIG. 1. (a) Overweight female virtual human …

Automatic alignment for virtual fitting using 3D garment stretching and human body relocation
L Huang, R Yang – The Visual Computer, 2016 – Springer
… Automatic simulation of the clothes on virtual humans is certainly the key step in virtual fitting … It is easy to see, after the acquisition of the human and the garment model, the first step is to align garment models with virtual human …

Natural human–computer interaction control of multi operators in collaborative virtual maintenance based on optical human motion capture system
X Li, Z Zhang, F Liang, Q Gao, L Tan – International Journal of …, 2016 – World Scientific
… Compared with the virtual human body skeletons in optical HMCS, the number and hierarchical relationship of the skeletons of VM operators established based on the char- acter skeleton template of 3DS Max studio are not identical, respectively …

An interactive virtual lighting maintenance environment for human factors evaluation
Q He, S Qiu, X Fan, K Liu – Assembly Automation, 2016 – emeraldinsight.com
… VR) technology, it not only supports the simulation, analysis and verification of maintenance operations through real-time driven virtual human but also … are discussed in Section 2. Then, the modeling of lighting in VR and its real-time interaction with virtual humans are presented …

INGREDIBLE: A platform for full body interaction between human and virtual agent that improves co-presence
E Bevacqua, R Richard, J Soler, P De Loor – Proceedings of the 3rd …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… computed. Once the database of reference gestures and the discriminant features are deter- mined, the on-line process can run during the interaction to recognize the (real or virtual) human’s gestures and expres- sivity in realtime …

A virtual reality platform for dynamic human-scene interaction
J Lin, X Guo, J Shao, C Jiang, Y Zhu… – … Simulating Virtual Humans …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
Both synthetic static and simulated dynamic 3D scene data is highly useful in the fields of computer vision and robot task planning. Yet their virtual nature makes it difficult for real agents to interact with such data in an intuitive way. Thus currently available datasets are …

A lightweight approach for human factor assessment in virtual assembly designs: an evaluation model for postural risk and metabolic workload
B Alkan, D Vera, M Ahmad, B Ahmad, R Harrison – Procedia CIRP, 2016 – Elsevier
… Published by Elsevier BV Peer-review under responsibility of the organizing committee of the 6th CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems (CATS). Keywords: Assembly ergonomics; Postural stress; Physical fatigue; Virtual human model. 1. Introduction …

Modelling simple human-robot collaborative manufacturing tasks in interactive virtual environments
E Matsas, GC Vosniakos, D Batras – Proceedings of the 2016 Virtual …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
… In this paper, particular emphasis is given to the various interaction techniques used to facilitate implementation of virtual Human-Robot Collaboration (HRC). The collaborative tasks are principally executed with contactless, natural and direct interaction …

Characteristics and Development Strategy of Virtual Teaching Technology in Human Anatomy Education
L SHEN, J HE, Y MA, X ZHANG – Continuing Medical Education, 2016 – en.cnki.com.cn
… 2, HOU Peng-gao. Wanbei Medical and Health Vocational School,Suzhou,Anhui,234000,China; Progress in the Research on Virtual Human Body[J];Journal of Qiqihar University of Medicine;2013-15. ?Secondary Citations?, Chinese Journal Full-text Database, 1 Hits …

The virtual morphology and the main movements of the human neck simulations used for car crash studies
S Ciunel, B Tica – IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and …, 2016 – iopscience.iop.org
… 2010 [4] Netter Frank H., Atlas of Human Anatomy, Icon Learning System, LLC, a subsidiary of MediMedia USA Inc., Third Edition 2003 [5] Tarnita Daniela, Boborelu C, Popa D.,Tarnita, C., Rusu, L., The three-dimensional modeling of the complex virtual human elbow joint …

Immersive Networking-A Framework for Virtual Environments with Augmented Reality in Human Decision-Making
T Kanter, U Fors, R Rahmani – International Journal of Multimedia …, 2016 – researchgate.net
… These virtual humans will be able to take several strategies to respond to user’s stress level, emotional state, disengagement or fatigue … The features and components will include eg virtual human-like characters, interaction systems, novel human-machine interfaces, 3D-models …

Do birds of a feather work better together? The impact of a match in personality between humans and virtual agents on a shared mental model during collaboration
N Hanna, D Richards – International Journal of …, 2016 – inderscienceonline.com
… Traum’s work focused on studying a human’s dialogue and creating a conversation system that mimics human verbal communication to establish mutual understanding with a conversational virtual human Page 3. 164 N. Hanna and D. Richards (Roque and Traum, 2009) …

Variability in cardiac electrophysiology: using experimentally-calibrated populations of models to move beyond the single virtual physiological human …
A Muszkiewicz, OJ Britton, P Gemmell, E Passini… – Progress in biophysics …, 2016 – Elsevier
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Suitability of virtual prototypes to support human factors/ergonomics evaluation during the design
S Aromaa, K Väänänen – Applied ergonomics, 2016 – Elsevier
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Design of human computer interaction system of virtual crops based on Leap Motion
F Wu, Y Ding, W Ding, T Xie – Transactions of the Chinese …, 2016 – ingentaconnect.com
… Li Xiaolong. The Design and Implementation of Virtual Human Body Dissection Teaching System Based on Kinect Gesture Recognition[D]. Beijing: Beijing University of Technology, 2014. (in Chinese with English Abstract) [3] ???????? …

Anthropometric diversity and consideration of human capabilities: Methods for virtual product and production development
E Brolin – 2016 – diva-portal.org
… determined to identify suitable test cases? Sub research question 2.2 How can valid and reliable predictions of unknown anthropometric variables be achieved when generating virtual human models? Sub research question 2.3 How …

Posthuman Management: Creating Effective Organizations in an Age of Social Robotics, Ubiquitous AI, Human Augmentation, and Virtual Worlds
ME Gladden – 2016 – books.google.com
Page 1. POShun Cin Monogeneni Creating Effective Organizations in an Age of Social Robotics, Ubiquitous AI, Human Augmentation, and Virtual Worlds Second Edition MCfthew E. G|CCCen º: Page 2. Posthuman Management …

Exploration of the Human Purkinje Network in Virtual Populations
M Lange – 2016 – etheses.whiterose.ac.uk
… human PN, second a model of the FT and third the automatic simulation of virtual population studies. Therefore, the thesis aims to study the activation sequence of the human heart for different morphologies of the human PN, including the alternation by …

First Impressions in Human–Agent Virtual Encounters
A Cafaro, HH Vilhjálmsson, T Bickmore – ACM Transactions on …, 2016 – dl.acm.org
Page 1. 24 First Impressions in Human–Agent Virtual Encounters ANGELO CAFARO and HANNES H ¨OGNI VILHJ ´ALMSSON, Reykjavik University TIMOTHY BICKMORE, Northeastern University In greeting encounters, first …

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