Research Seminar – Interacting with the environment: making use of tools that modify perception and action

We have invited Nicolas Louveton to give a public seminar at SnT this Wednesday.. Anyone who is here in Luxembourg is welcome to attend.

Topic: Interacting with the environment: making use of tools that modify perception and action

Time/Date: 16:00-17:00 on Wednesday 18th April

Location: Salle de Conseils, Kirchberg Campus, University of Luxembourg

Hosted by: The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust 

The seminar will focus on two research projects. In the first project we investigated how people learn to perceive their environment through a perceptive supplementation system, converting on-line « visual » signals into auditory ones. The protocol we developed in order to quantify the effect of such a device in the context of blind mobility will be introduced. In the second research project, we used driving simulation tools in order to identify the optical information drivers use to control their speed when they approach oncoming traffic at intersection. The seminar will also introduce methodology from the field of movement sciences in order to study driving behaviour as a continuously controlled goal directed action.

Nicolas Louveton obtained a Masters degree in cognitive psychology from Grenoble University. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in motor control at the Institute of Movement Sciences and the IFSTTAR at Aix-Marseille University. His research interests are the understanding of how people perceive their environment and how they act efficiently within it. He is especially interested when artificial systems and/or “tools” modify people’s perception/action capabilities.


About Rod McCall

Rod McCall is a researcher in the field of human-computer interaction in areas such as augmented reality, mobile gaming in-car systems and virtual environments. He has a passing interest in economics after not being entirely convinced by the rubbish presented as fact during lectures on that particular subject while at uni.
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