Arts and Technology. First International Conference, ArtsIT 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Immersive Painting

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_5,
        author={Stefan Soutschek and Florian Hoenig and Andreas Maier and Stefan Steidl and Michael Stuermer and Hellmut Erzigkeit and Joachim Hornegger and Johannes Kornhuber},
        title={Immersive Painting},
        proceedings={Arts and Technology. First International Conference, ArtsIT 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Computer Science Art Ambient Assisted Living Elderly People Human Machine Interface Biosignals},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_5}
    }
    
  • Stefan Soutschek
    Florian Hoenig
    Andreas Maier
    Stefan Steidl
    Michael Stuermer
    Hellmut Erzigkeit
    Joachim Hornegger
    Johannes Kornhuber
    Year: 2012
    Immersive Painting
    ARTSIT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_5
Stefan Soutschek1, Florian Hoenig1, Andreas Maier1, Stefan Steidl1, Michael Stuermer1, Hellmut Erzigkeit1, Joachim Hornegger1, Johannes Kornhuber1
  • 1: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Abstract

This paper presents a human machine interface, which helps elderly people learn how to become aware of their physical state and how to influence it. One of the biggest requirements for such a system is to provide an intuitive interface which does not overexert an elderly person, while also being easily accepted. Here, the connection of art and computer science offers the ideal outlet for such an interface. In our work, we show an user interface that is pleasant, expressive and does not look like the traditional computer interactions. We use classical biosignals, such as skin temperature or skin conductance, to get the necessary information of the physical state of the user. This information is presented to the user as individual artwork, which is created from the measured biosignals and the position of a cursor. Of course, the traditional scientific graph output is also made available. Another aspect of the system is that its design, allows its smooth integration into a normal home environment, or art studio. All necessary components are off-the-shelf, commercially available products to reduce costs and to allow a quick setup time.