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M. S. Kiarostami, A. Visuri and S. Hosio, "We Are Oulu: Exploring Situated Empathy through a Communal Virtual Reality Experience," 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), 2022, pp. 966-967, doi: 10.1109/VRW55335.2022.00334.

We are Oulu : exploring situated empathy through a communal virtual reality experience

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Author: Kiarostami, Mohammad Sina1; Visuri, Aku1; Hosio, Simo1
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, Faculty of ITEE, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 2.8 MB)
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-10-11


In this research, we explore and measure situated empathy. We focus on the hardships of an international community in a foreign country using a virtual reality experiment. Our aim is to facilitate a better understanding of an international community’s quality of life and unique difficulties in a society. To this end, we designed a VR experiment with three main stages: data collection, a pre-experiment questionnaire and a post-experiment questionnaire with a concluding interview.

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ISBN: 978-1-6654-8402-2
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-8403-9
Pages: 966 - 967
DOI: 10.1109/vrw55335.2022.00334
Host publication: 2022 IEEE conference on virtual reality and 3D user interfaces abstracts and workshops (VRW)
Conference: IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This research is connected to the GenZ strategic profiling project at the University of Oulu, supported by the Academy of Finland (project number 318930), CRITICAL (Academy of Finland Strategic Research, 335729), and Biocenter Oulu, spearhead project ICON.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 335729
Detailed Information: 335729 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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