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Remote impact - Shadowboxing over a distance

F Mueller, S Agamanolis, MR Gibbs, F Vetere

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings | Published : 2008

Abstract

People use a wide range of intensity when interacting with artifacts and one another, spanning from subtle to brute force. However, computer interfaces so far have mainly focused on interactions restrained to limited force and do not consider extreme physical and brutal interactions, such as those encountered in contact sports. We present an interactive demonstrator that aims to facilitate "Brute Force" activities to aid designers who want to leverage the physical and mental health benefits of such forceful interactions. Our prototype demonstrates that augmenting Brute Force with computing technology can be beneficial: unlike traditional contact sports experiences, it supports distributed pa..

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