Towards an effecve arousal detecon system for virtual reality
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© 2018 Association for Computing Machinery. Immersive technologies offer the potential to drive engagement and create exciting experiences. A better understanding of the emotional state of the user within immersive experiences can assist in healthcare interventions and the evaluation of entertainment technologies. This work describes a feasibility study to explore the effect of affective video content on heart-rate recordings for Virtual Reality applications. A low-cost relected-mode photoplethysmographic sensor and an electrocardiographic chest-belt sensor were attached on a novel non-invasive wearable interface specially designed for this study. 11 participants responses were analysed, and heart-rate metrics were used for arousal classiication. The reported results demonstrate that the fusion of physiological signals yields to signiicant performance improvement; and hence the feasibility of our new approach.