Unwinding after work : an in-car mood induction system for semi-autonomous driving

Z.V. Terken, R. Haex, L. Beursgens, E. Arslanova, M. Vrachni, J.M.B. Terken, D. Szostak

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Abstract

We present a concept for an in-car system to support unwinding after work. It consists of a mood sensing steering wheel, an interactive in-car environment and a tangible input device. The in-car environment incorporates a basic state that uses color to relax or energize the driver, and an exploratory state that intends to immerse the user into a simulated environment. In the exploratory state, the user plays with a tangible input device allowing the simulated environment to appear. This environment includes images and sounds related to a certain theme. Our preliminary research findings reveal that users felt significantly calmer and marginally significantly better after interacting with the simulated environment. Results from the semi-structured interviews demonstrated that the majority of people appreciated the system and thought it might be effective to support unwinding. These outcomes demonstrate potential in the concept, but testing in a more realistic setting is necessary.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications
EditorsJ.M.B. Terken, M. Martens, C. Mueller, J. Healey, S. Osswald
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages246-249
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2478-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event5th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2013)
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Duration: 28 Oct 201330 Oct 2013

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2013)
Period28/10/1330/10/13
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    Terken, Z. V., Haex, R., Beursgens, L., Arslanova, E., Vrachni, M., Terken, J. M. B., & Szostak, D. (2013). Unwinding after work : an in-car mood induction system for semi-autonomous driving. In J. M. B. Terken, M. Martens, C. Mueller, J. Healey, & S. Osswald (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (pp. 246-249). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2516540.2516571