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A System for Supporting Performers in Stuffed Suits

  • Tatsuhiko Okazaki
  • Tsutomu Terada
  • Masahiko Tsukamoto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7624)

Abstract

Stuffed suits have been widely used at various events. However, performances with stuffed suits present two main difficulties in that performers are not aware of their postures because of the difference in the shape and size of the stuffed suits and the physical human body, and it is difficult for them to communicate smoothly with others because of limited visibility. These problems lead performers to train excessively to acquire a high degree of skill in performances. The main goal of our study was to construct a system to support performers in stuffed suits, which would enable them to act like the characters they represented. From the results we obtained from evaluating our prototype system, we confirmed that our method could effectively support performers in stuffed suits.

Keywords

Stuffed suits HMD Support 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatsuhiko Okazaki
    • 1
  • Tsutomu Terada
    • 1
    • 2
  • Masahiko Tsukamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Grad. Sch. of EngineeringKobe UniversityJapan
  2. 2.PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology AgencyJapan

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