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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Augmented Reality Changes Real-World Behavior

I would expect, but will it change the specific useful goal behaviors in the real world?

Augmented reality can change your behavior in the real world
Even after you take the goggles off.

By Holly Brockwell, @holly

A new study from Stanford's School of Humanities and Sciences has found that augmented reality (AR) experiences significantly affect people's behavior in the real world, even after they've taken the headset off.

Using 218 participants and a pair of AR goggles, researchers led by Professor Jeremy Bailenson conducted three experiments.

The first showed a realistic 3D person called Chris sitting on a real chair in the room (AR layers digital images over the physical world, rather than creating a whole new world like VR). Participants had to complete anagram tasks while Chris watched, and as with the presence of a real person in the room, his presence meant they found hard puzzles more difficult than without 'someone' watching them.

The second experiment looked at whether participants would sit in the chair previously occupied by Chris. Even though he was no longer there, none of the participants still wearing the AR headset sat in that chair. Without the headset, 72% still avoided Chris's chair and sat in the one next to it instead. ... "

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