Home Exercise in a Social Context: Real-Time Experience Sharing Using Avatars [chapter]

Yasmin Aghajan, Joyca Lacroix, Jingyu Cui, Aart van Halteren, Hamid Aghajan
2009 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
This paper reports on the design of a vision-based exercise monitoring system. The system aims to promote well-being by making exercise sessions enjoyable experiences, either through real-time interaction and instructions proposed to the user, or via experience sharing or group gaming with peers in a virtual community. The use of avatars is explored as means of representation of the user's exercise movements or appearance, and the system employs user-centric approaches in visual processing,
more » ... vior modeling via history data accumulation, and user feedback to learn the preferences. A preliminary survey study has been conducted to explore the avatar preferences in two user groups.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02315-6_3 fatcat:akvheqq6dfdxhmelqyblbvyyoy