Tai Chi In The Clouds: Using Micro UAV's To Support Tai Chi Practice

La Delfa, J, Jarvis, R, Khot, R and Mueller, F 2018, 'Tai Chi In The Clouds: Using Micro UAV's To Support Tai Chi Practice', in Proceedings of the 2018 Annual symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Companion Extended Abstracts (CHI PLAY 2018), Melbourne, Australia, 28-31 October 2018, pp. 513-519.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Tai Chi In The Clouds: Using Micro UAV's To Support Tai Chi Practice
Author(s) La Delfa, J
Jarvis, R
Khot, R
Mueller, F
Year 2018
Conference name CHI PLAY 2018
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 28-31 October 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2018 Annual symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Companion Extended Abstracts (CHI PLAY 2018)
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery
Place of publication New York, United States
Start page 513
End page 519
Total pages 7
Abstract Tai Chi uses smooth movement and a focussed state of mind to support mental and physical health. Tai Chi teachers use metaphoric imagery such as "wave hands like clouds" to help students integrate smooth movements with a focussed mind. Current interactive technologies applied to Tai Chi take a very literal approach, focussing on body position and centre of gravity. In contrast, "Tai Chi In The Clouds" is a system which uses micro unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as "clouds" to lead or follow the movements of the hands, giving live feedback on smoothness of movement via LEDs. We used UAVs to aid the experience of living out the metaphoric imagery used in Tai Chi. With our work we aim to contribute to new design language to support movement based, mind-body practices.
Subjects Computer-Human Interaction
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