Development of a Virtual Arm Wrestling System for Force Display Communication Analysis
Takashi Yamada* and Tomio Watanabe**
*Faculty of Education, Kagawa University, 1-1 Saiwai-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa 760-8522, Japan
**Faculty of Computer Science and System Engineering, Okayama Prefectural University, 111 Kuboki, Soja, Okayama 719-1197, Japan
The virtual arm wrestling system prototype we propose for force display communication analysis uses a 5-DOF force display system with 4 air cylinders and a force sensor we developed for virtual human affect display and interaction based on nonverbal human behavior and physiological measurement in arm wrestling. We evaluated the relationship between force display and a physiological index of peripheral finger skin temperature associated with circulation dynamics responding to forced action. We confirmed the system’s effectiveness in analyzing force display communication.
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