Title: Validation of a multimodal interaction model for foot reflexology virtual reality stress therapy application

Authors: Suziah Sulaiman; Hector Chimeremeze Okere; Dayang Rohaya Awang Rambli; Oi-Mean Foong

Addresses: Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 32610 Seri Iskandar Perak, Malaysia ' Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 32610 Seri Iskandar Perak, Malaysia ' Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 32610 Seri Iskandar Perak, Malaysia ' Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 32610 Seri Iskandar Perak, Malaysia

Abstract: Multimodal interactivity when supported in a foot reflexology virtual reality environment has the potential to relieve stress. Current works leading to the development of such an environment have focused on creating models involving human to human (H-to-H) interactions which later could be used as design requirements. The goal is to translate these requirements and lay foundation for the future foot reflexology virtual reality stress therapy (VRST) application. Despite the intention, the development missed an important activity that is feedback from those experts in the domain. This paper closes the gap by presenting an expert review to the multimodal H-to-H interaction model as a form of validation. Eight experts from the human computer interaction (HCI) domain or related field reviewed and provided feedback on the model. The reviews were utilised to reconstruct the multimodal H-to-H interaction model, consequently yielding a final validated model for foot reflexology VRST application.

Keywords: expert review; foot reflexology; FR; virtual reality; VR; virtual reality stress therapy; VRST; interaction model; validation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2018.094003

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2018 Vol.29 No.1, pp.126 - 138

Available online: 27 Jul 2018 *

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