Dr. Kyriaki Kalimeri and Dr. Charalampos Saitis presented their study “Exploring Multimodal Biosignal Features for Stress Detection during Indoor Mobility” at the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2016) held at Tokyo, Japan on 12-16th November.
With an acceptance rate of 17% ICMI focuses on both theoretical and empirical foundations, component technologies and combined multi-modal processing techniques that define the field of multi-modal interaction analysis, interface design, and system development.
The research presented was conducted as part of the Sound of Vision Project, aimed to better understand the challenges faced by the visually impaired as they navigate unknown indoor environments.
Brain electroencephalogram (EEG) and body physiological signals (such as EDA, heart rate and others) were recorded from the participants as they walked in a complex indoor environment by means of state-of-the-art non-invasive wearable devices, in an attempt to identify cognitive and emotional biomarkers related to stress or confusion. The study was carried out in collaboration with experienced orientation and mobility instructors from the National Institute for the Blind, Visually Impaired, and Deafblind of Iceland.