Nikolai A. Bernstein and the Microsoft Kinect SDK

June 17, 2011

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Like other psychophysiologists, I am extremely excited to get my hands on the SDK for Microsoft Kinect.  According to the Business Week article below, developers will finally be able to access raw sensor streams for non-commercial applications: http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2011/tc2011066_422287.htm The basic idea of Kinect is to integrate bodily gesticulations and reflexes into gaming.  Of course, these […]

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Neonatal Psychophysiology: I am working on the quantification of infant emotional states.

June 16, 2011

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There is growing scientific interest in the field of neonatal infant psychology and correlations with post-partum depression and anxiety. Babies don’t speak intelligibly, as far as I can tell, so there is a need for new technologies that can interpret and transmit to clinical researchers what little is going on in infant brains and bodies. […]

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Any Machine Used by a Human is an Emotion Sensor

June 16, 2011

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My job involves trying to make sensor devices that can detect human vital signs, correlate them to emotional states and then provide some kind of feedback.  In the past, I have been limited by my ability to design and manufacture a new piece of hardware.  What I see now is that there are tons of […]

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