At LJMU we are researching how interest in aesthetics changes our physiology. As part of the ARtSense experience a museum visitor’s physiological response to an artwork (e.g. change in heart rate) will be captured in real-time using a range of ambulatory sensors (see Figures 1 and 2).
This information will be analysed in real-time and will classify the level of interest an artwork has provoked (e.g. low, medium or high). The visitor’s level of interest will subsequently be used to personalise the content presented through the augmented reality interface in order to optimise their experience of an exhibit.