Human Factors Technologies

Smart assistants, self-driving cars, cognitive interfaces, automated decision support...

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    New technological challenges are leading us to fully rethink the relationship between humans and machines.

    To enable true human-machine cooperation, the Human Factors Technologies lab analyzes and anticipates human behaviors in order to design smart environments that are effective, intuitive, and customized. By the same logic, it creates solutions founded on its expertise in psychophysiology, cognitive sciences, and interaction design. Using the best simulation and analysis methods, it develops user-centered interaction technologies and objective behavioral measurement tools to usher in the digital transformation of the industrial world and help create a new experience for its customers.

    Guillaume Jegou - bcom

    Guillaume Jegou

    Human Factors Technologies lab Manager

    At the intersection of Cognitive Science and Human Factors, we define innovations that ensure people are both the driver and end purpose of technological research.
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    A new generation of interaction design to boost your systems’ conception.

    scientific publications


    A review of Virtual Assistants' characteristics: recommendations for designing an optimal human-machine cooperation

    Abstract Designed to improve human-machine interactions, virtual agents, and particularly virtual assistants (VAs), are spreading in our daily lives. Presenting a very wide variety of characteristics, studies generally report their own agent with its own characteristics and objective. So we can wonder if some of these characteristics are a consensus for VAs in general. Within this work, we aim to…

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    Acceptability and 5G in the Medical Field: The Impact of the Level of Information

    The issues around 5G are considerable: sovereignty, smart city, industry 4.0, energy, connected healthcare. However, 5G is currently raising many questions from the general public and professionals. To better understand these questions related to acceptability, a quantitative experimental study was conducted with 81 healthcare professionals, via an online questionnaire. The objective is to…

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    Towards Real-Time Recognition of Users' Mental Workload Using Integrated Physiological Sensors Into a VR HMD

    This paper describes an &quot;all-in-one&quot; solution for the real-time recognition of users' mental workloads in virtual reality through the cus-tomization of a commercial HMD with physiological sensors. First, we describe the hardware and software solution employed to build the system. Second, we detail the machine learning methods used for the automatic recognition of the users' mental…

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    Do Distant or Colocated Audiences Affect User Activity in VR?

    We explore the impact of distant or colocated real audiences on social inhibition through a user study in virtual reality (VR). The study investigates, in an application, the differences among two multi-user configurations (i.e., the local and distant conditions) and one control condition where the user is alone (i.e., the alone condition). In the local condition, a single user and a real…

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