BIOPAC® Systems, Inc. Logo

VR – Public Speaking

vr02environ.jpg

In this demo, a social anxiety scenario, the participant delivers a speech in front of an audience. The audience attitude can be varied by the experimenter between different states (e.g., friendly, hostile, and indifferent). The number of avatars and room size can be controlled.

See More...

Details

This is one of many ADVANCED FEATURES for the selected Application. Scroll down for hardware options.

Usage Guidelines

This demo is also intended to serve as a tutorial on how to construct a virtual reality experiment. It can be fully modified and has been designed in a modular format with extensive comments to allow reuse of parts in other experiments. Code is written in the Python programming language and extensive support on programming with Python is provided in the software package and user forums. 3D models from the demo can be reused within the VR platform (only).

Objectives

  1. To set up a virtual world where the participant can give a speech in front of a virtual audience.
  2. To record the physiological responses of the participant as parameters like audience behavior, room size and audience size are varied.

Overview

The participant delivers a speech from behind a podium. The speech text is presented on a monitor on the podium and can be scrolled via a joystick. The room size and number of people (and whether the people are present in the room) are conditions set in advance. During the experiment, the researcher can switch the audience state – e.g., make the audience display boredom, disapproval, etc. Audience behavior is defined using avatar animations and is not limited to the animations included with the demo.

Data analysis

The current state of the audience is marked in the physiological data record, which enables automatic scoring of the data.

Support

Application Notes

Knowledge Base

Hardware Packages   |   VR – Public Speaking

Hardware Bundles are complete solutions for the specified application. Choose your preferred platform and bundle, then click "Request Pricing" to request an estimate, add/remove items, or complete purchase. If you have questions about specific items, click through to the product web page for details and specifications, or contact your Local Sales contact.

Wired

Spotlight On
BIOPAC training

T4 Human Physiology Conference

Register Today! T4: Tools, Trends, Techniques, and Technology Monday, July 24, 2017 – Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Join BIOPAC for three days of hands-on, small-group human physiology workshops, presented by renowned experts, on the beautiful University of California at Santa Barbara campus in Santa Barbara, California, USA. Who should attend Anyone who records and analyzes […]

View All
Latest News

Mobita Advances Prestimulus EEG Research

The Mobita 32-Channel EEG recording system was used in research examining if physiological data can be used to predict truly random events that correspond to perceptual stimuli. Baumgart, et al. from the University of California Santa Barbara utilized a quantum random number generator (qRNG) to choose from three randomized conditions: light, sound, and no stimulus. […]

News Citations—Respiration and Cardiovascular Activity

BIOPAC provides software and hardware that allow for research teams to record and analyze respiration activity in physiological experimentation. Here are a few notable studies in monitoring respiration and cardiovascular activity. The coupling between peripheral microcirculation and slow breathing: The purpose of this study was to investigate the coupling of breathing movements and microcirculatory blood […]

Read All
Request a Demonstration
Request a Demonstration