Fear As a Biofeedback Game Mechanic in Virtual Reality: Effects on Engagement and Perceived Usability
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Virtual Reality (VR) is now an affordable technology that is starting to penetrate the mass market. Providing accessible solutions to enhance VR experiences is crucial. In this paper, we consider a wearable solution as a mean of interaction in VR, to add a biofeedback mechanic. We hypothesized that the use of a biofeedback loop in a VR experience can enhance user engagement. We created a physiologically enhanced horror game coupled with a heart rate monitor smart wristband. We evaluated the Players' engagement with and without biofeedback. We observed a high interest of the participants for biofeedback and highlighted higher engagement when the biofeedback mechanic was fully integrated in the experience.
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