NSense: A People-centric, non-intrusive Opportunistic Sensing Tool for Contextualizing Social Interaction

The scientific paper NSense (Rute C. Sofia, Saeik Firdose, Luis Amaral Lopes, Waldir Moreira and Paulo Mendes) has been accepted in IEEE Healthcom 2016 (September 14th-18th, Munich). NSense is a software tool developed by COPELABS that tracks and infers social interaction aspects in the form of computational utility functions that aim at describing two indicators of interaction: propinquity, and social interaction level

 

NSense: Measuring Nearness in Real-time

NSense VideoThe NSENSE beta version is out! NSENSE aims at better understanding the physical and social context of the users. In the beta version application provides some context data in non-intrusive way, and the data(not personal) are stored only on the device, not being sent to the Cloud.  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.

In the Proxemics Data Lab, we are using NSense in the context of crowd sensing.