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Lecture: Physiological Computing and Neuroergonomics

  • Lecturer: Dr. Lewis Chuang
  • Tutorials: Francesco Chiossi, Jesse Grootjen, Dr. Lewis Chuang
  • Contact: pcn@um.ifi.lmu.de
  • Credit hours: 3 + 2
  • ECTS-Credits: 6
  • Modul: Elective course (Vertiefende Themen) for Masters Media Informatics, Informatics and Human-Computer Interaction
  • Language: English

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Examination

  • There are no aids allowed.
  • To pass, min. 50% of the points can be achieved.
  • Dates and locations for exam and re-takes exam are not defined but will be published as soon as possible.

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Our bodies are supported by numerous functions and mechanisms that allow us to respond to the requirements of our environment as well as to support our intentions. Our hearts beat faster and our pupils dilate, in anticipation of physical exertion; neurons fire from the skeletomuscular system to the peripheral and central nervous system and back. Many of these functions are physically measurable. While large and expensive biomedical devices were previously necessary to acquire such data, the last decade has witnessed a growth in the miniaturization and cost-effectiveness of consumer-grade wearable sensors. This creates a potential for computing systems that are responsive to changes in their users’ physiological state.
This course is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of the human physiological system as well as train students to acquire, analyze, and interpret data. The goal is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the physiological activity to the extent that it can be meaningfully submitted to a computing systems. This course could complement but is NOT a suitable substitute for fundamental courses in human physiology (e.g., Neurophysiology, Dept. Physiological Genomics). The following topics will be covered:

  • Optical and electrical data acquisition for physiological activity
  • Time-series analysis for physiological activity
  • The peripheral nervous system
  • Electrodermal activity
  • Pupil tracking
  • The skeletomuscular system
  • Electromyography
  • Electrical muscle stimulation)
  • The central nervous system
  • Electroencephalography
  • Event-related potentials
  • Physiological computing systems

Aufbau und Zeitplan (vorläufig)

Date Time Lecture Tutorial
24.04 10:00 - 11:45 V01: Overview of Psychophysiological Computing and Neuroergonomics No Tutorial
1.05 Labour Day No Lecture

No Tutorial

8.05 10:00 - 11:45 12:00-14:45

V02: The Body Electric

Exercise 1
15.05 10:00 - 11:45 12:00-14:45 V03: The nervous system (ANS and CNS) Exercise 2
22.05 10:00 - 11:45 12:00-14:45 V04:The Somatic System (Muscles) Exercise 3
29.05 10:00 - 11:45 12:00-14:45 V05: Facial EMG and Affective Computing Exercise 4
05.06 10:00 - 11:45 12:00-14:45 V06: Electrodermal System Exercise 5
12.06 10:00 - 11:45 12:00-14:45 V07: Cardiovascular System Exercise 6
19.06 10:00 - 11:45 12:00-14:45 V08: EEG 1: Basics and Physiology Exercise 7
26.06 10:00 - 11:45 12:00-14:45 V09: EEG 2: Inference of EEG and Event-related measurements Exercise 8
03.07 10:00 - 11:45 12:00-14:45 V10: EEG 3 - EEG Correlates for BCI Exercise 9
10.07 10:00 - 11:45 12:00-14:45 V11: Brain Computer Interfaces Exercise 10
17.07 10:00 - 11:45 12:00-14:45 V12: Eye-Tracking Exercise 11
24.07 10:00 - 11:45 12:00-14:45 Revision