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  • IMPACT IMPACT is aimed at analysing the different cultural behaviours for the prevention of emergencies and for the management of emergency events and post-events. This will help improve disasters' policies and practices by taking into consideration socio-cultural and personal peculiarities, thus enhancing the overall security and resilience of European cities...
  • Mind Model of Traumatised People In this project, a computational model is presented to simulate emotional response of people after traumatising events, including their development, recovery, and the effect of group support. The model is built upon mechanisms known from cognitive and social neuroscience. Using the model, several scenarios were explored, considering both individual and groups of people...
  • Extracting Emotions from Voice Signals We have developed an adaptable system that processes human voice and returns a set of emotions and their intensity levels. The system can be easily plugged in into Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) or other interactive systems to enrich user experience...
  • Refusal Assertiveness Training Against Doorstep Scams Doorstep scams are scams in which a con artist has a convincing, but fraudulent, story with the purpose of coming into your house and/or stealing money. Within this project, we are creating a tablet application that can be used to train how to verbally act in such situations. The users both learn what to say, and how to say it, in various scenarios...
  • Virtual Aggression de-escalation Training for Public Transport employees For years, aggression and violence in public transport has been a problem. Due to incidents, public transport employees feel less safe and may even develop post-traumatic stress complaints. For this project, a prototype of a virtual reality aggression de-escalation training application will be developed. The prototype makes use of believable virtual agents that interact with the human user through text or speech...