Dear my hand: Enhancement of physical exercise by body part anthropomorphization

Hirotaka Osawa, Daisuke Nakahara

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Abstract

Currently, various wearable devices for health care are being developed. On the other hand, the methods of feedback from devices are not clear. We propose a wearable device that will provide motivation to users to perform physical exercise, by the anthropomorphization of our own body parts. Anthropomorphized body parts suggest that user's body part states are different from the state of the user's own body. This inspires the user to care better for his/her own body. We implemented Parasitic Agent that anthropomorphized human hand, and evaluated its effect by making the user perform finger exercises while wearing the device. The result suggests that they enough anthropomorphized their hand. The amount of finger exercise is not changed by the device. However, the result also suggested that participants' unintentional activities during exercise are increased.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages243-244
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348850
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 6
Externally publishedYes
Event12th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2017 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2017 Mar 62017 Mar 9

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
ISSN (Electronic)2167-2148

Other

Other12th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2017
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period17/3/617/3/9

Keywords

  • anthropomorphization
  • human-agent interaction
  • wearable robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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