Application areas

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Application areas – health & well-being, intelligent workplaces, and inclusive design

The development of human-centred computing techniques (e.g. big data and social signal processing) catalyses new forms of interaction (e.g. ambient intelligence). Through these developments, human-technology interaction has become much more explicit: in addition to the user supplying the machine with a command, the machine anticipates the wishes of its user by analysing human behaviour. Interaction is increasingly established through physical objects or in physical space. Examples of this are: tangible interfaces, lights that automatically adjust themselves, smart roads that are more social and sustainable, smart materials, robots, and all kinds of wearable technology.

The type of technology that is central to this research program – socially intelligent technology – offers many opportunities for applications in the area of health and well-being. By determining people’s physical and mental state through sensing technology, socially intelligent agents are able to propose behaviour change plans, or to adjust users’ smart environment so as to improve their health and well-being.

Envisioned applications include: ambient assisted living, intelligent workplaces, and e-coaching for a healthy lifestyle. In addition, the technology investigated in this program offers exciting opportunities for inclusive design that increase the quality of life for people with physical, communicative, or cognitive impairments, for instance by increasing the possibilities for social interaction. An urgent matter in this area is how to measure technology’s effectiveness for people in this target group.

Application areas – health & well-being, intelligent workplaces, and inclusive design

The development of human-centred computing techniques (e.g. big data and social signal processing) catalyses new forms of interaction (e.g. ambient intelligence). Through these developments, human-technology interaction has become much more explicit: in addition to the user supplying the machine with a command, the machine anticipates the wishes of its user by analysing human behaviour. Interaction is increasingly established through physical objects or in physical space. Examples of this are: tangible interfaces, lights that automatically adjust themselves, smart roads that are more social and sustainable, smart materials, robots, and all kinds of wearable technology.

The type of technology that is central to this research program – socially intelligent technology – offers many opportunities for applications in the area of health and well-being. By determining people’s physical and mental state through sensing technology, socially intelligent agents are able to propose behaviour change plans, or to adjust users’ smart environment so as to improve their health and well-being.

Envisioned applications include: ambient assisted living, intelligent workplaces, and e-coaching for a healthy lifestyle. In addition, the technology investigated in this program offers exciting opportunities for inclusive design that increase the quality of life for people with physical, communicative, or cognitive impairments, for instance by increasing the possibilities for social interaction. An urgent matter in this area is how to measure technology’s effectiveness for people in this target group.

Application areas

Application areas – health & well-being, intelligent workplaces, and inclusive design

The development of human-centred computing techniques (e.g. big data and social signal processing) catalyses new forms of interaction (e.g. ambient intelligence). Through these developments, human-technology interaction has become much more explicit: in addition to the user supplying the machine with a command, the machine anticipates the wishes of its user by analysing human behaviour. Interaction is increasingly established through physical objects or in physical space. Examples of this are: tangible interfaces, lights that automatically adjust themselves, smart roads that are more social and sustainable, smart materials, robots, and all kinds of wearable technology.

The type of technology that is central to this research program – socially intelligent technology – offers many opportunities for applications in the area of health and well-being. By determining people’s physical and mental state through sensing technology, socially intelligent agents are able to propose behaviour change plans, or to adjust users’ smart environment so as to improve their health and well-being.

Envisioned applications include: ambient assisted living, intelligent workplaces, and e-coaching for a healthy lifestyle. In addition, the technology investigated in this program offers exciting opportunities for inclusive design that increase the quality of life for people with physical, communicative, or cognitive impairments, for instance by increasing the possibilities for social interaction. An urgent matter in this area is how to measure technology’s effectiveness for people in this target group.

Application areas – health & well-being, intelligent workplaces, and inclusive design

The development of human-centred computing techniques (e.g. big data and social signal processing) catalyses new forms of interaction (e.g. ambient intelligence). Through these developments, human-technology interaction has become much more explicit: in addition to the user supplying the machine with a command, the machine anticipates the wishes of its user by analysing human behaviour. Interaction is increasingly established through physical objects or in physical space. Examples of this are: tangible interfaces, lights that automatically adjust themselves, smart roads that are more social and sustainable, smart materials, robots, and all kinds of wearable technology.

The type of technology that is central to this research program – socially intelligent technology – offers many opportunities for applications in the area of health and well-being. By determining people’s physical and mental state through sensing technology, socially intelligent agents are able to propose behaviour change plans, or to adjust users’ smart environment so as to improve their health and well-being.

Envisioned applications include: ambient assisted living, intelligent workplaces, and e-coaching for a healthy lifestyle. In addition, the technology investigated in this program offers exciting opportunities for inclusive design that increase the quality of life for people with physical, communicative, or cognitive impairments, for instance by increasing the possibilities for social interaction. An urgent matter in this area is how to measure technology’s effectiveness for people in this target group.