Elbows higher! Performing, observing and correcting exercises by a Virtual Trainer


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Ruttkay, Z.M. and Welbergen, H. van (2008) Elbows higher! Performing, observing and correcting exercises by a Virtual Trainer. In: Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 1-3 September 2008, Tokyo (pp. pp. 409-416).

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Abstract:In the framework of our Reactive Virtual Trainer (RVT) project, we are developing an Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA) capable to act similarly to a real trainer. Besides presenting the physical exercises to be performed, she keeps an eye on the user. She provides feedback whenever appropriate, to in-troduce and structure the exercises, to make sure that the exercises are per-formed correctly, and also to motivate the user. In this paper we talk about the corpora we collected, serving a basis to model repetitive exercises on high level. Then we discuss in detail how the actual performance of the user is com-pared to what he should be doing, what strategy is used to provide feedback, and how it is generated. We provide preliminary feedback from users and out-line further work.
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/62402
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85483-8_41
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