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Computer Science - HCI | Advances in Physiological Computing

Advances in Physiological Computing

Fairclough, Stephen, Gilleade, Kiel (Eds.)

2014, XV, 238 p. 33 illus.

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  • Broad overview of an emerging research field offering a unique and multidisciplinary insight into the area
  • Emphasises the common ground between a range of physiological computing applications
  • Provides a unique perspective on how we may interact with technology in the future

In the domain of physiological computing, human physiology is directly monitored and used as input to a technological system. Signals from the brain and body can be used to infer a user’s intentions and psychological state which enables a physiological computing system to respond and adapt in an appropriate fashion.  A computer game could modify its level of difficulty according to the player's motivation or a word processor could disable incoming e-mail notifications when the user is concentrating.

Physiological computing is an exciting area of research which provides a speculative vision of how we may interact with technology in the future. The field is inherently interdisciplinary and encapsulates a significant breadth of knowledge from neuroscience to engineering. Advances in Physiological Computing provides a broad overview across this emerging area of research and emphasizes the common ground between the different disciplines in the field. 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Biosignals - Human-Computer Interaction - Physiological Computing - Psychophysiology

Related subjects » HCI - Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine - Image Processing - Information Systems and Applications - Neuropsychology - Psychology

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