The Empathic Augmented Human

Speaker:  Mark Billinghurst – Auckland, New Zealand
Topic(s):  Human Computer Interaction

Abstract

Recent technology trends in natural collaboration, experience capture and implicit understanding has given rise to the field of Empathic Computing, which involve developing systems that allow people to share what they are seeing, hearing and feeling with others. This presentation shows how Empathic Computing components of Augmented and Virtual Reality, Affective Computing, and wearable technology can be combined together to create an Empathic Augmented Human, a person who is better connected to the feeling and experiences of other people.Ê The combination of these technologies point to a future where people will be able to interact with and understand one another in ways never before possible. Examples will be drawn from the research at the Empathic Computing Laboratory from the University of South Australia, and other leading research laboratories. A review of current research will be given as well as directions for future research in the field of Empathic Computing that can significantly change how humans connect with one another.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  70
Duration:  40 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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