Enhancing bicycle safety through immersive experiences using virtual reality technologies

Hiroki Tsuboi, Shuma Toyama, Tatsuo Nakajima

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    Abstract

    A bicycle is a fundamental means of transportation for citizens in a modern urban city. However, many traffic accidents have caused by bicycle riding. In this study, our aim is to make people learn desirable riding manners of a bicycle, and to improve their skills towards safer riding for bicycle riders by using a bicycle riding training systems based on virtual reality technologies. The system takes into account the following four issues. The first issue is improving the effectiveness of bicycle riding training by improving the reality of the training system. The second issue is the improvement of the awareness of bicycle riding safety by experiencing traffic accidents in the virtual space. The third issue is to introduce a proper feedback system to a user of the training system. The fourth issue is to introduce gamification-based rewards in the training system. We have developed a prototype system to validate our approach, and present some results from user studies to investigate the feasibility of the prototype training system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAugmented Cognition
    Subtitle of host publicationIntelligent Technologies - 12th International Conference, AC 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag
    Pages444-456
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)9783319914695
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
    Event12th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, AC 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
    Duration: 2018 Jul 152018 Jul 20

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume10915 LNAI
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Other

    Other12th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, AC 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018
    CountryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas
    Period18/7/1518/7/20

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    Keywords

    • Augmented cognition technologies
    • Avoiding physical risks
    • Bicycle riding
    • Virtual reality

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

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    Tsuboi, H., Toyama, S., & Nakajima, T. (2018). Enhancing bicycle safety through immersive experiences using virtual reality technologies. In Augmented Cognition: Intelligent Technologies - 12th International Conference, AC 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings (pp. 444-456). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10915 LNAI). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91470-1_35