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News from the COGAIN Association and misc. news from DTU Bjarne Kjær Ersbøll 2 nd ATIS4all workshop, Prague
09/09/2011ATIS4all, Prague – COGAIN & DTU2 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark COmmunication by GAze INteraction Homepage:
09/09/2011ATIS4all, Prague – COGAIN & DTU3 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark COGAIN – 23 institutional members Organizations working with users with disabilities Communication and Technology Centre Tikoteekki /FAIDD, Finland DART, Sweden ACE Centre, UK
09/09/2011ATIS4all, Prague – COGAIN & DTU4 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark COGAIN – 23 institutional members Universities and research institutes Czech Technical University, Czech Republic IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark DTU Informatics, Denmark, University of Tampere, Finland MIPS – Université de Haute-Alsace, France University of Ulm, Germany GazeCom c/o Universitaet zu Luebeck/INB, Germany Politecnico di Torino, Italy Siauliai University, Lithuania Institute of Neuroinformatics, UNI-ETH Zurich, Switzerland De Montfort University, UK
09/09/2011ATIS4all, Prague – COGAIN & DTU5 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark COGAIN – 23 institutional members Manufacturers and software houses Metrovision, France alea technologies gmbh, Germany SensoMotoric Instruments GmbH, Germany NDS Technologies, Israel Ltd. Tobii Technology, Sweden Eye Response Technologies, USA EyeTech Digital Systems, Inc., USA LC Technologies, Inc., USA SR Research Ltd, USA
09/09/2011ATIS4all, Prague – COGAIN & DTU6 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark COGAIN – 74 personal members UK 14 Finland 10 Germany 9 Denmark 8 Italy 7 USA 7 Lithuania 5 Sweden 5 Japan 2 Canada 1 France 1 India 1 Netherlands 1 Norway 1 Singapore 1 Spain 1
Standardization Fulvio Corno, Politecnico di Torino
Review Recommendation #2 Recommendation 2: Consistently with the contract, the objectives of the COGAIN NoE of Annex I and the WP2, it is recommended that the consortium gives the second highest priority to the design and implementation of a concrete approach to standardization aiming to fostering the interoperability between the hardware and software components enabling gaze-based communications. This approach should include, but is not limited to: –derive a realistic work plan from the "Standardization roadmap" proposed so far; –defines the landmarks and success indicators towards the concerned standardization bodies; –the detailed assessment of the resources necessary for the standardization approach; –the priorities of the standardization strategy as far as gaze-based communication is concerned; –anticipation of how the COGAIN Association will replace the COGAIN NoE for the continuation of the standardization work that must be integrated into the agreement mentioned in the recommendation #1 above.
Different Problems, Different Solutions ProblemKind of needed solution Software interface with eye tracking systems Standardized APIs. Easy to implement, and easy to adopt. Extending / updating as technology evolves. Free reference implementation. Software Library-level standard. Safe Infrared Exposure levels Physical measurements and assessment of biological effects. Safety thresholds and levels. Enforceable definitions. Official enforceable standard. Eye based environmental control Interoperation of standards in the home environment. Programming interfaces. Guidelines for user interfaces and application builders. Network-level architecture standard. User-interface standard guidelines. Eye based mobility control Study of existing solutions, to match safety regulations with the capabilities of eye tracking systems. Analysis and review of standards to drive research and innovation.
Standards: Time and Effort COGAIN NoE has a limited timespan COGAIN Association has limited resources (at least initially) We need a lean, cost-effective, process –Open to external collaborations –Open to inputs from user communities and industries –Exploiting the expertise of the partners
Transitioning to the Association Standardization Roadmap v3.0 designed to be compatible with the COGAIN Association constraints COGAIN Association is going to incorporate the Standardization Roadmap into its Research Roadmap –COGAIN NoE sent a proposed Roadmap to the Association –Mainly editorial and formal changes On-going activities will continue, at least on the 4 main topics
Review Recommendation #2 Standardization Roadmap v3.0 very realistic derive a realistic work plan from the "Standardization roadmap" proposed so far Success with CIE. No other relevant bodies foreseen according to the priorities. define landmarks and success indicators towards standardization bodies Working-group based, no overhead, according to yearly budget detailed assessment of the resources necessary for the standardization approach ① Safety, ② ETAPIS, ③ Environmental, ④ Mobility priorities of the standardization strategy Standardization Roadmap v3.0 being adopted anticipation of how the COGAIN Association will replace the COGAIN NoE
17/04/2008Presentation name13 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark COGAIN Association to develop standard for Infrared Safety – exposure for extended periods of time
17/04/2008Presentation name14 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark
17/04/2008Presentation name15 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark COGAIN Association to develop standard for the measurement of Eye Tracker Accuracy, Precision and Specifications. Technical committee formed –15 committee members and –many more sub committee members. Lund University has invested a 6 month position to this work. Actively seeking funding The first committee meeting held on 21st august, in Marseille, to coincide with ECEM 2011 Were invited to give a plenary talk on this COGAIN standard at ECEM too, followed by a panel discussion.
17/04/2008Presentation name16 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark COGAIN Book – Income goes to Association
17/04/2008Presentation name17 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark COGAIN Association General Assembly held 1 September 2011 New board elected Newly elected members: –Arantxa Villanueva, Spain, –John Paulin Hansen, Denmark, –Margret Buchholz, Sweden, –Fiona Mulvey, Denmark/Sweden, –Detlev Droege, Germany Positions to be filled: –President –Vice President –Secretary-Treasurer –Organisation Chair –Portal Editor
17/04/2008Presentation name18 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark Misc. from Technical University of Denmark Centre for Playware at DTU. Professor Henrik Hautop Lund.
Playware Professor Henrik Hautop Lund, for Playware Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) HRI for service, welfare and entertainment Robotic technology may help and inspire creating interactions of many different kinds in the physical environment can motivate specific actions because of immediate feedback Motivate through play Play is a free and voluntary activity
Playware Professor Henrik Hautop Lund Modularity and flexibility Adaptive Modular Playware
Playware Professor Henrik Hautop Lund Immediate Feedback Motivation MODULAR PLAYWARE TILES
Playware Professor Henrik Hautop Lund Input: Force sensitive resistor & accelerometer Output: Colour light, sound Processor: ATmega128 Battery: Lithium polymer 30 hours operation (3h charging) Communication: Wireless (IR, radio) Attachment: magnets / puzzle Jigsaw puzzle Off/On Battery status Game selector box World Wide Patent Pending 60/885,957 MODULAR INTERACTIVE TILES
Playware Professor Henrik Hautop Lund Setup within 1 minute Automatic structure detection Adjustable levels, different activities ADJUSTABLE for DIFFERENT PATIENTS
Playware Professor Henrik Hautop Lund Flexibility through adaptivity Adaptivity: also by physical construction Adaptivity
Playware Professor Henrik Hautop Lund Clinical tests in hospitals Cardiac patients, typically years old Teams of 20 patients for 3 months periods Games demands an average heart rate: 75% of the maximum heart rate with Colour race on floor 86% of the maximum heart rate with Stepper Estimated maximum heart rate: 220 – age. “When doing rehabilitation not everything is as much fun. Then it is nice to have a little competition. When having gone through a heart attack it is not always desired to go down to the gym and exercise. There has to be something to “spice it up”, and I think that the tiles makes this possible”. Cardiac patient Heart News Magazine referring to the hospital report Sygehus Fyn Hospital report, 2007 [in Danish] + CNN & WIRED
Playware Professor Henrik Hautop Lund, for Playware Tests by hospital – stroke patients Balance, walking rhythm, weight carrying, coordination and orientation skills (e.g. crossing midline), cognitive skills (repetitive and varied movements)
Playware Professor Henrik Hautop Lund Example training session: training cognition & field of vision
Playware Professor Henrik Hautop Lund Adapt training session - balancing training balancing where right leg / side is weak. fatigue: change to use both legs.
Playware Professor Henrik Hautop Lund Multi-sensory room Combine such modular robotic elements to create multi-sensory room – e.g. children’s hospital easily modifiable artefacts interactivity immediate feedback motivation playful experiences Modular I-Cubes Modular robotics tiles Sound/music Coloured light
Playware Professor Henrik Hautop Lund Multi-sensory room - children’s hospital playful experience relaxing environment e.g. children with cancer e.g. intestinal disease, problem moving one’s bowel > movement game Anders Henningsen, Rasmus Nielsen
17/04/2008Presentation name31 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark Section for Cognitive Systems Smartphone – “Handheld Brain Scanner” Professor Lars Kai Hansen and Associate Professor Jakob Eg Larsen. Smartphone "handheld brain scanner” –Bio-feedback –Therapy –Monitoring (treatment/diagnosis)
17/04/2008Presentation name32 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark Augmenting the Sound Experience at Music Festivals Using Mobile Phones
17/04/2008Presentation name33 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark Augmenting the Sound Experience at Music Festivals Using Mobile Phones
17/04/2008Presentation name34 DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark Augmenting the Sound Experience at Music Festivals Using Mobile Phones
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