Program: Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA)

Field: Computer and Information Engineering

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sunu Wibirama

Sending University: Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)

Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Dr. Kazuhiko HAMAMOTO

Japanese University: Tokai University

Year: 2015

Abstract:

I am investigating biomedical effects of playing video game in stereoscopic 3D environment. This investigation is conducted by analyzing eye movements and taking subjective opinions with questionnaire. The results will be useful as a guidance to minimize possible video game seizures as well as further development of user-friendly 3D contents. This research project has given chance to our group to expand academic networks by collaborating with other professors as well as creating new partner through seminars and academic workshops. This research project has brought more research publications and has supported more equipments for my research group. As a new research group, funding from CRA is really important and s used as seedfunding to support further research. Furthermore, CRA funding has supported three bachelor students and one master student to pursue their degrees, as well as obtaining chances to perform high quality research activities. This research project aims to improve awareness of society on possible video game seizures during stereoscopic display. As stereoscopic technology is rapidly used in recent display technology and virtual reality gadgets, society awareness on possible biomedical impact should be developed appropriately. On the other hand, industry will take advantage of results of this research project for development of more userfriendly 3D contents.