Title: Cyber-physical motion of digital human model for connected society

Authors: Teruaki Ito; Tomio Watanabe

Addresses: Graduate School of Technology, Industrial and Social Sciences, Tokushima University, 2-1 Minami-Josanjima, Tokushima 770-8506, Japan ' Faculty of Computer Science and System Engineering, Okayama Prefectural University, 111 Tsuboki, Souja, Okayama 719-1197, Japan

Abstract: The rapid movement towards the connected society requires faster and adaptive decision making to comply with the frequent and unexpected changes in the environment. Not only the theoretical thinking but also the emotional interaction is the key of decision-making process in the connected society. This paper proposes an idea of cyber-physical communication media through the active motion of computer display, which would further strengthen the connection between people in terms of emotional aspect of communication. Using the digital human model of mid-air head motion as well as that of mid-air hand gestures, implementation of the idea is presented in this paper. According to the experimental results, feasibility of cyber-physical motion is discussed for video communication system applications.

Keywords: cyber-physical motion; hand gesture model; head gesture model; entrainment; connected society.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDH.2018.096287

International Journal of the Digital Human, 2018 Vol.2 No.1/2, pp.57 - 69

Received: 04 Aug 2017
Accepted: 23 Apr 2018

Published online: 22 Nov 2018 *

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