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22. January 2018 : Stress induction with VR technology - investigating the potential of VR as a tool for reliable and realistic stress induction in laboratory settings

New publ.:
Petr Legkov, Krzysztof Izdebski, Silke Kärcher, and Peter König. 2017.
Dual task based cognitive stress induction and its influence on path integration.
In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 41, 5 pages.

Classic stress induction methods often don’t reflect real life scenarios because of technical limitations. For example, they do not take into account the interaction between stress and cognitive factors. To address this issue, in this study we utilized modern virtual reality technology in a dual task paradigm, combining a navigation task with a reaction task. Our study shows the potential of VR as a valid tool for more reliable and realistic stress induction, as well as to measure the impact of stress on other cognitive functions.