On the timing of gestures of a Virtual Physiotherapist

Z.M. Ruttkay, H. van Welbergen

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    A Reactive Virtual Trainer is a virtual human capable to demonstrate physical exercises, to monitor the perform-ance of the user and react in speech, both addressing the correctness of the motion, the overall performance and the motivation of the user. In this paper we focus on the timing of the simple exercises motions (called gestures). We discuss the subtle requirements on synchronizing motion to speech and other acoustic modalities, and the proper timing of the stages of the gesture. We outline our implemented demo, to visualize and to experiment with the different planning and timing strategies. Finally, we talk about further work concerning motion models and real-time adaptive planning for our RVT application.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication3rd Central European Multimedia and Virtual Reality Conference
    EditorsC.S. Lanyi
    Place of PublicationHungary
    PublisherPannonian University Press
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)963 9495 89 1
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006
    Event3rd Central European Multimedia and Virtual Reality Conference, CEMVR 2006 - Eger, Hungary
    Duration: 6 Nov 20068 Nov 2006
    Conference number: 3

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    PublisherPannonian University Press


    Conference3rd Central European Multimedia and Virtual Reality Conference, CEMVR 2006
    Abbreviated titleCEMVR


    • EWI-8384
    • IR-63747
    • METIS-237691
    • HMI-VRG: Virtual Reality and Graphics

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