Feeling ghost food as real one: Psychometric assessment of presence engagement exposing to food in augmented reality

Irene Alice Chicchi Giglioli, Alice Chirico, Pietro Cipresso, Silvia Serino, Elisa Pedroli, Federica Pallavicini, Giuseppe Riva

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Abstract

In the last decade, the use of technology is considerably increased. A propriety that makes technologies effective tools is to elicit high levels of sense of presence similar to real one experience. Augmented Reality is a new paradigm involving virtual elements in the real world enriching reality with valuables information. This study investigated the flux of the sense of presence and the state anxiety to food stimuli exposure across reality, pictures, and Augmented Reality in twenty-two healthy subjects. The results showed that subjects were clearly able to distinguish the three types of domains, reporting high levels of presence engagement both in reality and Augmented Reality condition. Furthermore, all food stimuli were able to relax subjects, regardless the exposure condition. In conclusion, our preliminary findings suggest initial evidences of the potential of AR in a variety of experimental and clinical settings, representing a new challenge for the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages99-109
Number of pages11
Volume604
ISBN (Print)9783319322698
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Sep 24 2015Sep 25 2015

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume604
ISSN (Print)18650929

Other

Other5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period9/24/159/25/15

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Augmented reality
  • Presence engagement
  • Psychological disorders
  • Sense of presence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Chicchi Giglioli, I. A., Chirico, A., Cipresso, P., Serino, S., Pedroli, E., Pallavicini, F., & Riva, G. (2016). Feeling ghost food as real one: Psychometric assessment of presence engagement exposing to food in augmented reality. In Communications in Computer and Information Science (Vol. 604, pp. 99-109). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 604). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32270-4_10