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Design of a Multimodal Mixed Reality Work Environment with Wearable Technology

Huang, Ellie (2023) Design of a Multimodal Mixed Reality Work Environment with Wearable Technology. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Huang, Ellie

Issues relating to health and well-being at work have risen in prominence, exerting negative effects upon both individuals and organizations. Two main contributing factors are a lack of awareness of one's bodily status and a lack of accessible and effective adjustment mechanisms. Through a comprehensive literature review in the fields of Physiology and Biosensors, Mixed Reality, and Environmental Psychology, this study examines the impacts of environmental attributes and investigates how technology can be leveraged to provide solutions for coping with changes in bodily status caused by internal or external stressors. To address the problem, this study proposes and develops a hybrid wearable and Mixed Reality system prototype that enhances awareness of bodily status and provides mediation. This prototype can adapt to the individual's real-time biometric data through a wearable glove, and provide personalized feedback in a Multimodal Mixed Reality working environment. A small-scale user testing was conducted and has yielded positive feedback. Ultimately, this study highlights that the implementation of a wearable and Mixed Reality system has the potential to contribute to a healthier and more productive workplace for individuals and organizations alike.

Date: 30 April 2023
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 08 May 2023 14:35
Last Modified: 08 May 2023 14:35
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4100

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