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The aim of the technology developed in the Human-computer interaction (HCI) area is to provide tools for achieving natural interaction between human beings, machines and their environment, besides improving user experience. We work on speech and speaker recognition, the analysis of gestures and expressions on different modalities (image, voice, text, and their combination), and the identification of environmental sounds to adapt the interaction to the environment and the user. Moreover, we are focused on developing a proprietary speech synthesis system (text-to-speech synthesis and voice transformation), together with the generation of virtual characters (avatars) with natural movements (from MoCap), and the mining and indexing of multimedia data. There is a myriad of potential applications of these technologies, such as: videogames, animated TV series, audiovisual productions, collaborative virtual environments, Smart Cities (e.g. information points), Healthcare (e.g. tele-assistance), etc.

Human Computer Interaction Francesc Alías falias@salle.url.edu


Most relevant projects

EUNISON

Extensive UNIfied-domain SimulatiON of the human voice

Acoustics - Numerical voice generation
HCI - Signal processing

MiwMiw

This project focuses on a new interaction system that consist on dialoguing with objects through a gestural control interface.

HCI - Gestural interaction

Avatoys

This work presents a novel interactive Dual Reality system called Avatoys. This system is based on the traditional puppet games but adding a digital dimension to it.

HCI - Gestural interaction

eVPT (eVirtual Personal Trainer)

In this project (2012-2014) a new Web 3.0 ecosystem through a wristband and a mobile application is being designed.

HCI - Signal processing
Health - Ambient Assistant Living

GameWise

GameWise: A model for the creation of more young entrepreneurs in the game industry

HCI - User experience
Smart Cities - Education

Arachnophobia

This work presents a prototype aimed to assist therapists during phobia treatments.

HCI - Gestural interaction

THOFU: Technologies for the HOtel of the FUture

The main objective of this project is to design the hotel of the future, since its construction, its parts, the interaction with users, security and integration with its surroundings and the Intern

HCI - Gestural interaction
HCI - Signal processing
HCI - User experience
Smart Cities - Utilities

CreaVeu

In this project, the HCI area of La Salle R&D has developed the first software that generates customizable synthetic voice messages through the combination

HCI - Signal processing
Health - Ambient Assistant Living
Smart Cities - Education

Kid's Cluster Workshop

Workshop of new ideas generation and business opportunities related to the develpment of products for kids.

HCI - User experience
Health - Serious Games
Smart Cities - Education

SiMCUD – Sistema Metodológico Creado con Usuarios Discapacitados

Currently, the needs of disabled users are analysed unique and independently creating requirements for every users profile.

HCI - User experience