How acceptable is a limit on household energy consumption? A virtual reality experiment.
The research project aims to investigate the acceptability of being subjected to limitations in the use of energy. For this purpose, an immersive virtual reality experiment will be carried out in which a group of subjects, recruited from students attending the University of Siena, will have to perform some actions with or without the use of electricity. The action involves the use of energy will result in an exaggerated climate feedback. The choices of this group of students will be compared with a group that carries out a similar experience in non-immersive virtual reality, that is, using desktop computers.
The experiment is part of the PRA 2020/2021 (AUTENS) Project of the University of Pisa.