We are offering $20 to participate in a research study to investigate how virtual reality displays can affect how people react to virtual human characters. Virtual human characters are characters that are computer generated and controlled. This study may help us to understand how to choose equipment and design virtual characters for virtual reality training systems.
If you volunteer to participate in this study, you will be asked to use a helmet mounted display weighing 1 lb (see picture) and observe a virtual human character. We will also ask you to fill out questionnaires before, during, and after your observations. We anticipate that your total participation will last 30 minutes or less.
To be eligible to participate, you must be over the age of 18, able to stand without assistance, able to communicate comfortably in spoken and written English, and have 20/20 vision or vision corrected using glasses or contact lenses.
All participants will receive the compensation at the end of their participation. The study will take place at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. Please note that this is not located on the USC campus.
Location: 5318 McConnell Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90066. (Off of W. Jefferson Blvd, between Lincoln and S. Centinela).
Participation in this study is completely voluntary, and the decision whether or not to participate will not in any way affect student or employment status at the University of Southern California.
If you are interested in participating, please schedule an appointment online by clicking the following link: http://mxr.checkappointments.com
To learn more about the study, please email David Krum. You may also telephone on business days between the hours of 9 AM – 4 PM PST.
David M. Krum, Ph.D.