Some months ago, I wrote this post about the REFLECT project that we participated in for the last three years. In short, the REFLECT project was concerned with research and development of three different kinds of biocybernetic loops: (1) detection of emotion, (2) diagnosis of mental workload, and (3) assessment of physical comfort. Psychophysiological measures were used to assess (1) and (2) whilst physical movement (fidgeting) in a seated position was used for the latter. And this was integrated into the ‘cockpit’ of a Ferrari.
The idea behind the emotional loop was to have the music change in response to emotion (to alleviate negative mood states). The cognitive loop would block incoming calls if the driver was in a state of high mental workload and air-filled bladders in the seat would adjust to promote physical comfort. You can read all about the project here. Above you’ll find a promotional video that I’ve only just discovered – the reason for my delayed response in posting this is probably vanity, the filming was over before I got to the Ferrari site in Maranello. The upside of my absence is that you can watch the much more articulate and handsome Dick de Waard explain about the cognitive loop in the film, which was our main involvement in the project.
Articulate and handsome? Are you angling for Dick to give you a job or something? 😉
I wondered how long it would take for that sentence to get some kind of response from someone at Groningen 🙂
I’ll notify you if we have a nice job here. We need more men like you, who are honest and know to value qualities in other people. 🙂
Not to sell myself out of a job but Steve wrote this post.
This is what happens when I take the training wheels off Steve’s wordpress account 🙂
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You dodged a bullet there Kiel 😉
You didn’t think Kiel would attempt such sarcastic humour about the great Dr. De Waard did you Ben?
You never know, I have never met Kiel (to the best of my recollection) – I just follow him on Twitter