June 12th, 2023-16:00 CET
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Date: June 12th, 2023, 16:00 CET (15:00 in Lisbon)
Speaker: Monica Tentori
Title: Neuroscience-based interaction
Abstract: One of the main challenges in the development and evaluation of Natural User Interfaces (NUIs) is to find novel ways of interaction. Recent trends in Computer Science are making possible the use of innovative technologies and techniques from Neuroscience to uncover innovative interaction techniques for NUIs. In this talk, I will discuss current challenges and opportunities of Neuroscience-based Interaction. I will illustrate its potential through three research projects. The first project showcases how to trick your brain using interactive sonification to make Yoguis feel more flexible. The second project demonstrates brain computer video games are effective in supporting neurofeedback training and improving the attention of children with autism. And the third project shows how to uncover digital markers of autism by means of affecting children’s interactions with a haptic device. I will close by discussing research opportunities and the untapped potential of recent breakthroughs in Neuroscience for the development of innovative NUIs designed to support real-world problems.
Monica Tentori is a full Professor in the Computer Science Department of CICESE where she leads the VeritasResearchLab (www.monicatentori.com). Her research interests in ubiquitous computing involve challenges related to AI, sensing and ML, and HCI. Her work has focused primarily on supporting challenges associated to health and urban environments. Her research intersects in ubiquitous computing and HCI. She is the first Latin American woman and the only Mexican who have received the international award “Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship”. She is the first woman from Ensenada who received the award of distinguished citizen of the city of Ensenada for her work in technological innovation. She is member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) as level II. She is member of the steering committe of ubiquitous computing for both the ACM SIGCHI and ACM SIGMOBILE chapter, and member of the UC Mexus advisory subcommittee.
The EU-funded WideHealth project aims to conduct research on pervasive eHealth and establish a sustainable network of research and dissemination across Europe.