Bachelor's Thesis

Exploring the impact of a virtual body representation in a playful mixed reality application


Magdalena Wagner

Processing Period:

16.05.2017 - 16.08.2017


Since the integration of real-world objects in virtual environments increases presence, the question arises whether a complete or a partial visibility of the body can further enhance this feeling of being there in the mixed reality.
This bachelor thesis explores the impact of a user’s body representation on the subjective perception of presence in a playful mixed reality application. For this purpose, the body of the user is tracked by optical recognition methods and integrated into an existing playful mixed reality application. Furthermore, this thesis examines which integration method has the biggest impact on the user’s presence and game experience by conducting a comparative study