At the moment we, as Mentech Innovation, are developing the HUME. The HUME is a platform with which we can measure emotions in people who cannot express these themselves. With this we want to give a voice to people with an intellectual disability or dementia who are not able to express their emotions, pain or tension build-up and to promote quality of life.
In order to develop and train our models behind the HUME, we are still urgently looking for test persons. At the moment we have different tests in three forms: the VR sitting, VR standing and various “Physical Movement Tests”. More information about these tests can be found on this page. As a participant in our research, we ask to participate in one or multiple tests so that we can gather reliable data.
In these tests participants are asked to watch several videos and play one or two games with virtual reality glasses, either while sitting or standing. After each video or game, the participant is asked to rate two aspects of their emotional experiences, the emotional valence and the amount of physiological arousal. The total length of the test is around 1h 30m – 1h 40m. Including setup and introduction, an entire session should not take longer than two hours.
In these tests, participants perform different movements and tasks, like those that are often seen in clients from care institutions. Parallel to these movements, sounds are played to elicit emotional experiences or stress, alternating between pleasant sounds and painful noises. The total length of the test is around 1h 30m. Including setup and introduction, an entire session should not take longer than two hours.
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