Join us at the 6th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction – ACII2015.
ICT Lab researcher Chris Christou will be presenting our paper “Psychophysiological Responses to Virtual Crowds: Implications for Wearable Computing“. The work is co-authored by Kyriakos Herakleous, Aimilia Tzanavari, Charalambos Poullis.
Abstract: People’s responses to crowds was investigated with a simulation of a busy street using virtual reality. Both psychophysiological measures and a cognitive test were used to assess the influence of large crowds or individual agents who stood close to the participant while they performed a memory task. Results from most individuals revealed strong orienting responses to changes in the crowd. This was indicated by sharp increases in skin conductivity and reduction in peripheral blood volume amplitude. Furthermore, cognitive function appeared to be affected. Results of the memory test appeared to be influenced by how closely virtual agents approached the participants. These findings are discussed with respect to wearable affective computing that seeks robust identifiable correlates of autonomic activity that can be used in everyday contexts.
Venue: Xi’an, China – Grand New World Hotel – Hua Shan, Floor 1
Date: 22 September 2015
Time: 10:30-12:10, Track O2: Affect and Psychophysiology
The Immersive and Creative Technologies Lab is organizing an Open Information Day for the general public on the 12th July 2013 at the lab’s premises. During the Open Information Day interested parties will have the oppurtinity to try the VR CAVE.
The source code for the high-accuracy structure-light scanning system has been made available on the website’s download section. The software is available for non-commercial, research purposes only. Added: Mesh export to PLY format. Support for color.
On 27th September 2012, the Research Promotion Foundation is organizing the annual information day named “Researchers’ Night” in Nicosia, Cyprus. 3DUNDERWORLD will be present with its own kiosk where the technologies developed during the project will be displayed and demonstrated. Come visit us and get scanned!