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Experimental study in Virtual Reality


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Date and time 01.06.2018 22.06.2018  
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Category Miscellaneous

In the next weeks, the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID) will run an experimental study on the perception of daylit spaces in immersive virtual reality at the EPFL campus.

We are inviting you to participate in this study, which aims at understanding how different parameters influence perceptual impression of a daylit space in immersive virtual reality. You will be paid 10 CHF at the end of the experimental session as compensation for your participation.
If you agree to participate in the study you will be asked to respond to a verbal questionnaire related to your perception of different scenes in virtual reality, while some environmental parameters will be measured and recorded by the researcher. Additionally, we will record your physiological response to the virtual reality scenes by measuring the skin conductance and heart rate through a non-invasive wristband. The whole experimental session procedure will take approximately 30-35 minutes.
Taking part in this study is completely voluntary and the participation can be withdrawn at any time. More information about the upcoming study can be found in the Information Sheet and Consent Form. Both forms will be available during the experimental session and you will be requested to sign them before the beginning of the data collection.
If you would like to participate, please follow this link and schedule a session in the online calendar. The requirements for participation are the following: age between 20 and 50 years, having completed a minimum 2 years of stay in Switzerland, full or corrected vision (no glasses) and English proficiency of C1 or equivalent.


Practical information

  • General public
  • Registration required


  • Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID), EPFL


  • Please feel free to contact Kynthia Chamilothori [kynthia.chamilothori@epfl.ch] for further information.


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