In the Proxemics Data Lab, COPELABS works on behavior correlation/inference via pervasive, non-intrusive technology (short range wireless); study proxemics and relation/impact on well-being. Together, psychologists and computer scientists develop know-how and technology on two main areas: community/group dynamics, and early detection of neuro/psychological disorders. Visit us at http://copelabs.ulusofona.pt/~pdlab!
New version of the former USense software, now named as NSense. NSense version 1 captures a nearness context based on social interaction and propinquity modeling. This application is a product of the CitySense project which exploits its capabilities to stimulate social behaviour, encourage cooperation among users and provide trustable means for user interaction. Source code available via GitHub!
COPELABS is developing, in the context of the H2020 UMOBILE project, a set of applications that does not require Internet access for users to exchange information. Such opportunistic transmission applications rely on social interaction between devices to better propagate (route) information.
Oi! is one of such tools. Under development with the purpose of allowing message exchange without Internet access, Oi! considers the SOCIO framework to better select nodes to propagate the messages to.
REHAB 2016: 4th Workshop on ICTs for improving Patients Rehabilitation Research Techniques . This workshop invites authors to submit contributions on concepts Virtual Rehabilitation Discussion, applications, techniques or environments where interaction design play a central role by improving the rehabilitation process at all levels. http://www.rehab-workshop.org/2016/
NSense: Nearness data based on modeling of social interaction and propinquity tracked via wireless and bluetooth sensing, contributed by S. Firdose, L. Lopes, W. Moreira, R. Sofia, P. Mendes. This data set comprises experiments carried out considering Android devices carried by people around. http://www.crawdad.org/copelabs/usense/
Our scientific repository holds the most recent work. COPELABS follows a pre-print open policy.
SITI is focused upon user-centric trends that are emerging in several fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), OSI Layers 2 and 3. As in other grassroots movements, the user will have an active say concerning services provided and consequently, concerning the techno-social environment that surrounds him/her.
This group is based (i.e. integrated members) on a core of scientifically active researchers from the former CEPCA (Pedro Gamito, Jorge Oliveira, Rodrigo Brito, Paulo Lopes, and Ana Loureiro) 2 more recent PhDs (Cristina Camilo and Bárbara Gonzalez). Note, however, that the CEPCA team (team size, funding and indicators included in 5.) changed substantially since 2008, when it had 8 PhDs (of which only PG remains) and 5 groups. In 2011-13 the team grew to 14 integrated PhDs in 2-3 groups. By 2013, however, it was clear that the bulk of CEPCA output of international level (13 of the 14 indicators in table 5.) was the responsibility of the neurocognitive/cyber therapy-focused group, with only 3 PhD and 2 non-PhD members (PI: PG). The inevitable consolidation of CEPCA around this core group pointed to the desirability of joining forces with an informatics team – SITILABS – to create COPELABS as an interdisciplinary R&D unit (see Description of the R&D unit).