Interactive Remote Museum Visits for Older Adults: An Evaluation of Feelings of Presence, Social Closeness, Engagement, and Enjoyment in an Social Visit

Galena Pisoni, Florian Daniel, Fabio Casati, Charles Callaway, Oliviero Stock

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Abstract

This paper explores whether older adults can remotely participate in museum visits with the help of virtual environments. We design and build a system that supports shared museum co-visits between onsite visitors inside the museum and older adults from a care home. We make the experience more engaging by providing a meaningful story, connecting the objects in the museum. The aim of the study is to understand whether older adults are able to use such technology and to study the mediated sense of spatial presence, the experienced social closeness, and the level of participants' engagement and enjoyment in the visit. We discuss the relationship between these aspects and factors leading to a better remote experience for older adults. The results show that older adults enjoy and engage in remote visits, and that there is a positive correlation between enjoyment, engagement and social closeness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, ISM 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages99-102
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728156064
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event21st IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, ISM 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 9 Dec 201911 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, ISM 2019

Conference

Conference21st IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, ISM 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period9.12.1911.12.19

Keywords

  • Drama-based approach
  • Interactive Visits
  • Museums
  • Older Adults
  • Remote Participation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Signal Processing

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    Pisoni, G., Daniel, F., Casati, F., Callaway, C., & Stock, O. (2019). Interactive Remote Museum Visits for Older Adults: An Evaluation of Feelings of Presence, Social Closeness, Engagement, and Enjoyment in an Social Visit. In Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, ISM 2019 (pp. 99-102). [8959064] (Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia, ISM 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISM46123.2019.00023