Regulated body-sharing virtual trips for pleasure and business

Reem Elkhouly, Shin Fukui, Emi Tamaki

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Abstract

Nowadays, people believe that not only the remote body operation by one direction control (Tele-existence) but also the remote body sharing by mutual control (Body-Sharing) will increase within few upcoming years. In the future, users -including elderly and disabled- can work and enjoy sightseeing using remote body sharing. Meanwhile, when many users deeply concentrate to act through remote bodies, their conscious is transferred to a remote place. As more users get immersed in the Body-Sharing, the number of unconscious users increases in arbitrary areas, leaving these areas unsafe. We aim to avoid the hazard resulting from high rates of unconscious users. In this research, the outcomes of five proposed rules that organize the unconscious users’ rate are revealed. These rules are (I) Time Limit Rule “limiting the Body-Sharing time of each user per day”, (II) Visitors Limit Rule “limiting the number of simultaneous remote Body-Sharing visitors into an area”, (III) Departures Limit Rule “limiting the number of allowed Body-Sharing users to depart from an area simultaneously”, (IV) Increase Charm Level Rule “granting larger budgets to the least attractive places”, and (V) Decrease Charm Level Rule “deducting budgets assigned to the most attractive places”. On the other hand, unconscious users rates are monitored when no rule (i.e. free Body-Sharing) is applied as a baseline for evaluation. In order to anticipate users’ popular Body-Sharing destinations, we use a sigmoid function for decision making whether or not he or she travels. The attractiveness levels of different areas are set using the statistical data provided by the Japanese government. With the sigmoid probability function for decision making, the attractiveness of probable destinations, the five proposed rules, and the organization of unconscious users rate are simulated. The inhabitants of the Japanese 47 prefectures are the study case; a total population of 126.9 million according to the announced statistics in 2016. Rules I and II were found, by simulation, effective to suppress depopulation/overpopulation areas compared to free Body-Sharing. We realized that like the widely adopted parental rule that limits the time spent online daily by children, applying the Time Limit Rule on the unconscious users’ rate organization outperformed other rules.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management. Human Communication, Organization and Work - 11th International Conference, DHM 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsVincent G. Duffy
PublisherSpringer
Pages267-279
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030499068
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event11th International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management, DHM 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 2020 Jul 192020 Jul 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12199 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management, DHM 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period20/7/1920/7/24

Keywords

  • AR/VR immersion
  • Body-sharing
  • Safety regulations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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