CHI'23 ACM SIGCHI (2023): Hamburg, DE
Demonstrating Fluito: A playful floatation tank experience
ACM SIGCHI Premier International Conference of Human-Computer Interaction CHI'23
HONORABLE MENTION: JURY’S BEST DEMO RECOGNITION
Maria F. Montoya, Yuyang Ji, Sarah Jane Pell, and Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller.
The use of technologies for interactions in bodies of water has fostered the WaterHCI field. However, the interactive systems proposed for water activities have, so far, primarily focused on supporting instrumental and performance aspects. In contrast, the use of interactive technology for experiential purposes, such as water play, appears to be underexplored. We designed Fluito, a playful floatation tank experience, to expand discovery potentials. Fluito has a unique combination of technology (a floatation tank, a virtual reality headset, a heart rate sensor, and a pneumatic system) that leverages water affordances to create and amplify different experiences, such as play, relaxation, and bodily illusions. The CHI community will benefit from our prototype through the novel experiences it affords, difficult to describe in words, and the first-hand accounts it can facilitate, which is useful for inspiring the design community towards future playful water experiences.
Maria F. Montoya, Yuyang Ji, Sarah Jane Pell, and Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller. 2023. Demonstrating Fluito: A playful floatation tank experience. In Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '23). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 433, 1–4. doi.org/10.1145/3544549.358390
Also see: Exertion Games Lab/Extended Reality Floatation Tank Experience for enriched wellness https://exertiongameslab.org/fluito-interactive-wellness
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