Paralogue: A remote conversation system using a hand avatar which postures are controlled with electrical muscle stimulation

Shin Hanagata, Yasuaki Kakehi

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new method of communication with a remote partner. The system, which we call "Paralogue" (parasitic + dialogue), utilizes the user's arm and a hand as an avatar that represents the remote conversation partner. This method is realized by controlling the movement of the user's arm with electrical muscle stimulations(EMS) and making the user's arm behave as if the remote conversation partner were speaking to the user. Therefore, it is possible to add the physical presence of the remote conversation partner to the situation. This can also be a telepresence system using real human arms. However, unlike many telepresence systems, external actuators and large-sized devices are not required for this system and can be completed by only utilizing physical interaction. In this paper, we present its design and implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
VolumePart F134484
ISBN (Electronic)9781450354158
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 6
Event9th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2018 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2018 Feb 72018 Feb 9

Other

Other9th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2018
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period18/2/718/2/9

Keywords

  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation
  • Hand Gesture
  • Telepresence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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    Hanagata, S., & Kakehi, Y. (2018). Paralogue: A remote conversation system using a hand avatar which postures are controlled with electrical muscle stimulation. In Proceedings of the 9th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2018 (Vol. Part F134484). [a35] Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3174910.3174951