The project develops a prototype device that can determine the build-up of stress in a person based on physiology measurements and behavioral models. The device makes it possible to identify the early signs of stress build-up in people with intellectual disabilities and dementia and warns the caregiver before stress levels reach their critical point.
The project addresses the technical, behavioral, and ethical challenges related to developing and using this. Moreover the project covers the questions related to the implementation and acceptability of the device in long-term care and the consequences for the quality of care.
The HUME is a streaming software platform for real-time stress detection, based physiological parameters and artificial intelligence models. One of the key physiological parameters for stress detection is skin conductance. The Smartees project develops a market-ready electrode patch to measure skin conductance on the foot of a client with a severe intellectual disability or dementia. The business proposition and manufacturability of the electrode patch are addressed in the project.
The project develops a concept to use stress recognition in a training program for people with early-stage dementia. People with early-stage dementia can be helped with cognitive training. Training the brain with a serious game application slows down cognitive decline. Incorporating the user’s emotional state strengthens the training and delays the decline.
The Trinity project team of Mentech and Tegema has developed the Affective Manufacturing system. This involves an operator working with a cobot while performing a complex assembly task. The HUME is integrated to measure the operator’s emotion during a cobot-assisted assembly task for optimal operator engagement. This can improve both operator well-being and productivity.
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