Transcendental Avatar: Experiencing Bioresponsive Avatar of the Self for Improved Cognition
Transcendental Avatar is a VR experience where a user’s cognitive and emotional state are portrayed and amplified as a form of biofeedback therapy. We sense their electrodermal activity and heart rate, and use these signals to make the virtual avatar visually responsive. The goal of the experiment is to determine the effects of a bioresponsive avatar in VR towards the user’s own cognitive and emotional state based on their physiological responses. The avatar will reflect not just the user’s own motions, but allow them to more accurately and visually perceive their cognitive and emotional states.
Yun Suen Pai,