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Manipulating reality? Designing and deploying virtual reality in sensitive settings

J Waycott, G Wadley, S Baker, HS Ferdous, T Hoang, K Gerling, CJ Headleand, AL Simeone

Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility - DIS '18 | Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) | Published : 2018

Abstract

© 2018 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). Virtual reality (VR) is now being designed and deployed in diverse sensitive settings, especially for therapeutic purposes. For example, VR experiences are used for diversional therapy in aged care and as therapy for people living with conditions such as phobias and post-traumatic stress. While these uses of VR offer great promise, they also present significant challenges. Given the novelty of VR, its immersive nature, and its impact on the user's sense of reality, it can be particularly challenging to engage participants in co-design and predict what might go wrong when implementing these technologies in sensitive settings. This workshop prov..

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