About the Intelligent Human-Machine Systems (IMHS) lab
The Intelligent Human-Machine Systems (IHMS) Lab was created by Professor Yingzi Lin when she joined Northeastern University in August 2005, and it has been growing rapidly ever since. She and her lab members all aim to address the following research question:
What if machines can recognize and respond to your physical states and/or emotions? At the Intelligent Human-Machine Systems (IHMS) Laboratory, we are working hard to make it a reality.
Our goal is to develop intelligent machine systems that assist and interact with human operators. The goal is to apply non-intrusive sensing technology to detect physiological signals, and then use sensor fusion to infer the human states and provide feedback. Finally, we develop advanced human assistance systems that function as mediator between machines and human operators — intelligent human machine interaction.
A few example projects we have been working on, are:
· Developing intelligent materials, that can be used to infer operator states through sensing of physiological parameters;
· Developing mathematical models to calculate perceive aesthetic of computer interface, and how this perceived can affect usability and performance;
· Recognizing facial expressions and how these are linked to emotional states, and modeling human-like facial expressions in computer interfaces;
· Developing alternative input devices to help people with disabilities overcome the accessibility issues they face when trying to use conventional computer interfaces.
As you can see, the types of projects we work on are quite different in nature, but they all have a similar goal: to make human-machine interaction more efficient, effective and satisfying. Technology should work for people, not the other way around.
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