Embodied Communication Support Using a Presence Sharing System under Teleworking

  • Yutaka Ishii
  • Tomio Watanabe
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 174)


We have proposed the concept of a presence sharing system Ghatcha [GHost Avatar on a Telework CHAir] in which the users’ embodiment is not indicated by the avatars but by the chairs that suggest the presence of avatars. This system provides the same communication space for the users’ embodiment, thus creating a feeling of working alongside remote workers. In this paper, we develop prototype systems using a virtual or a real environment. And the effectiveness of the virtual prototype system is confirmed in the experiment.


Embodied Interaction Avatar Remote Communication Telework Remote Operating Chair 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yutaka Ishii
    • 1
  • Tomio Watanabe
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Information Science and Technology CenterKobe UniversityKobeJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer Science and System EngineeringOkayama Prefectural UniversitySojaJapan
  3. 3.CREST of Japan Science and Technology AgencyJapan

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