In the Proxemics Data Lab, we are working on behavior correlation/inference via pervasive, non-intrusive technology (short range wireless); study proxemics and relation/impact on well-being. We are currently working on two main areas: community/group dynamics, and early detection of neuro/psychological disorders.

Under community and group dynamics, some of the challenges being addressed in the context of well-being are:

  • Relation between physical and psychological proximity, impact in community dynamics/Mobility and use of spaces, as well as on crowd and group behavior.
  • Proxemics effect in social cohesion and support.

In early detection of neuro/psychological disorders we are currently addressing the following challenges:

  • Early detection of potential for depression
  • Early detection of Minor Cognitive Impairments (MCI)

This project is supported by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (2016-2018) and by COPELABS, University Lusófona.