Testing the potential of combining functional near-infrared spectroscopy with different virtual reality displays - Oculus Rift and oCtAVE

Landowska, A, Royle, WSS, Eachus, P and Roberts, DJ ORCID: 0000-0002-9257-433X 2017, 'Testing the potential of combining functional near-infrared spectroscopy with different virtual reality displays - Oculus Rift and oCtAVE' , in: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality : Empowering Human, Place and Business , Progress in IS , Springer, pp. 309-321.

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Abstract

The aim of this pilot study was to assess the pros and cons of combining mobile neuroimaging with two different styles of highly immersive displays: one that is worn on the head; and the other that is entered. Specifically wearable Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) was combined with both an Oculus Rift and surround immersive projection technology (IPT). The first experiment assessed signal to noise ratio (SNR), freedom of movement and motion artefacts in both systems combined with fNIRS. Second experiment involved measuring hemodynamic response from the prefrontal cortex in IPT. Findings suggest that fNIRS is compatible with both approaches and the majority of movement they support. This work opens the door to measuring close to surface medium resolution neural response, to virtual stimuli in which people can naturally look and walk around. This has potential to improve ecological validity in applications range from neuroscience research to exposure therapy.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Jung, T and tom Dieck, C
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
Publisher: Springer
Series Name: Progress in IS
ISBN: 9783319640266
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Depositing User: Prof David J Roberts
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2018 09:14
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 20:12
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/47276

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