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Miguel Melo é Investigador Auxiliar no Laboratório de Realidade Virtual MASSIVE do INESC TEC em Vila Real, Portugal. Obteve Doutoramento em Informática na Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro com o tema de tese “HDR Video for Mobile Devices”. É autor de vários papers nas áreas da computação gráfica e realidade virtual. Atualmente, é também membro do comité executivo da Eurographics. Conta com mais de 25 publica¸ões em revistas internacionais indexadas e atualmente está envolvido em projetos internationais ligados áreas Realidade Virtual Multissensorial aplicada a diferentes domínios tais como treino e turismo.

Tópicos
de interesse
Detalhes

Detalhes

  • Nome

    Miguel Correia Melo
  • Cluster

    Informática
  • Cargo

    Investigador Auxiliar
  • Desde

    01 novembro 2010
010
Publicações

2021

Authoring tools for creating 360 multisensory videos—Evaluation of different interfaces

Autores
Coelho, H; Melo, M; Barbosa, L; Martins, J; Teixeira, MS; Bessa, M;

Publicação
Expert Systems

Abstract

2021

Delivering Critical Stimuli for Decision Making in VR Training: Evaluation Study of a Firefighter Training Scenario

Autores
Monteiro, P; Melo, M; Valente, A; Vasconcelos Raposo, J; Bessa, M;

Publicação
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems

Abstract

2021

A systematic review on the use of immersive virtual reality to train professionals

Autores
Narciso, D; Melo, M; Rodrigues, S; Cunha, JP; Vasconcelos Raposo, J; Bessa, M;

Publicação
MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS

Abstract
The main goal of this systematic review is to synthesize existing evidence on the use of immersive virtual reality (IVR) to train professionals as well as to identify the main gaps and challenges that still remain and need to be addressed by future research. Following a comprehensive search, 66 documents were identified, assessed for relevance, and analysed. The main areas of application of IVR-based training were identified. Moreover, we identified the stimuli provided, the hardware used and information regarding training evaluation. The results showed that the areas in which a greater number of works were published were those related to healthcare and elementary occupations. In hardware, the most commonly used equipment was head mounted displays (HMDs), headphones included in the HMDs and handheld controllers. Moreover, the results indicated that IVR training systems are often evaluated manually, the most common metric being questionnaires applied before and after the experiment, and that IVR training systems have a positive effect in training professionals. We conclude that the literature is insufficient for determining the effect of IVR in the training of professionals. Although some works indicated promising results, there are still relevant themes that must be explored and limitations to overcome before virtual training replaces real-world training.

2021

Could Virtual Reality Substitute the ‘Real’ Experience? Evidence from a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Portugal

Autores
Losada, N; Jorge, F; Teixeira, MS; Melo, M; Bessa, M;

Publicação
Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies

Abstract
Virtual Reality could be useful for heritage management and preservation by complementing or, even, by replacing the ‘real’ visitation to more threatened destinations. The objective of this study was to empirically test the level of similarity perceived by a group of students between VR experience and the ‘real’ visit in a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural attraction in order to assess the capacity of VR to act as a substitute of the ‘real’ visit. Ridit analysis was conducted in order to rank the level of agreement perceived by respondents concerning to similarity between the VR experience and the ‘real’ visit. Results revealed that VR experience could act as a complement, rather than a substitute of the ‘real’ visitation. This is, the feelings and emotions derived from the ‘real’ visit could not be replaced by the VR experience. VR could be an effective marketing tool to encourage sustainable tourism behaviors, rather than to substitute the ‘real’ visit. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

2021

Development and Evaluation of an Outdoor Multisensory AR System for Cultural Heritage

Autores
Marto, A; Melo, M; Goncalves, A; Bessa, M;

Publicação
IEEE ACCESS

Abstract
Enhancing tourist visits to cultural heritage sites by making use of mobile augmented reality has been a tendency in the last few years, presenting mainly audiovisual experiences. However, these explorations using only visuals and sounds, or narratives, do not allow users to be presented with, for example, a particular smell that can be important to feel engaged or to better understand the history of the site. This article pursues the goal of creating an experience that puts the user in a scene planned to evoke several stimuli with SensiMAR prototype - a Multisensory Augmented Reality system that aims to be used in cultural heritage outdoors. When using SensiMAR, the user will be involved with visual reconstructions, surrounded by the soundscape of ancient times, and is exposed to a particular smell very common that time. Given the novelty of this proposal, ascertaining the usability of such a system was raised as a foremost demand. Thus, in addition to its development and implementation specifications, an experimental study was conducted to evaluate the usability of the system in end-users' perspective. The results obtained from random visitors of an archaeological site were analysed according to their sex, age, previous experience with augmented reality technology, and provided condition - audiovisual condition, and multisensory condition, with visual, audio, and smell stimuli. Results were collected from a total of 67 participants and show that this multisensory prototype achieved good usability results across all groups. No statistically differences were found, demonstrating good usability of the SensiMAR system regardless of their sex, age, previous experience with the technology or provided condition.

Teses
supervisionadas

2020

Novel Metaphor for Efficient Interaction in Virtual Reality Applications

Autor
Pedro Miguel Ermida Monteiro

Instituição
UTAD

2020

Automated Creation of Authentic Virtual Experiences

Autor
Guilherme Santos Gonçalves

Instituição
UTAD

2020

Immersive Authoring system for development of training programs in virtual reality

Autor
Hugo Rafael Mendes Coelho

Instituição
UTAD

2020

Hand-free Interaction Framework for Virtual Reality Applications

Autor
Pedro Miguel Ermida Monteiro

Instituição
UTAD

2017

Ambientes virtuais multissensoriais: equivalência entre treino virtual e real

Autor
David  Gonçalves Narciso

Instituição