In the course of the Saarland University’s Virtual Open Doors Day 2020, the SNNU gives a brief overview of our latest research projects on remote monitoring of physiological parameters for applications in neuroscience, healthcare and neuroergonomics:
Link to the video [German]
A few weeks ago, we started a new study on the corona virus at the testing center in Saarbrücken (Messegelände Saarbrücken). In cooperation with the ZF AG, the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Saarland (KV) and the Bundeswehr we are investigating whether symptoms of COVID-19 can be detected contactlessly with a battery of cameras and microphones. We expect the first results in summer 2020.
The applied methodology allows no reliable diagnosis, but could help to reduce the number of unnecessary laboratory tests by the early identification of suspected cases of SARS-CoV2 infections.
On May, 12 2020, local and regional political representatives (Christian Seel – Saarland State Secretary, Peter Gillo – director of the regional association Saarbrücken and Uwe Conradt – Mayor of Saarbrücken), as well as a delegation of the Bundeswehr (Generalleutnant Schelleis, Oberst Schirra and Oberst Heisner) visited our research setup. A short film interview about this visit can be found in the SR media center:
Studie zu kontaktlosen Corona-Tests angelaufen.
Also, the regional newspaper published two articles with additional information about our COVID-19 study:
Forscher aus dem Saarland wollen COVID Symptome mit Kameras finden ,
Saarländische Forscher untersuchen neues COVID-19 Testverfahren.
Futurologist and founder of the Swiss think tank ‘future matters’, Lars Thomsen, visited SNNU for an exchange about current research on the future of human machine interaction. A small report about his visit and our driving simulator based research projects was presented by SR: https://www.sr-mediathek.de/index.php?seite=7&id=81008&startvid=8
Profs. José Luis Urrusti and Jorge Martínez, Universidad Iberoamericana, MX, visited SNNU from September 30 to October 6, 2019, see https://ibero.mx/about-ibero
Prof. Malcolm Slaney, Machine Hearing Group at Google Research and Stanford CCRMA, CA, gave a talk about “Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Attention” at SNNU on Septebmber 19th, 2019, see https://ai.google/research/people/105191/
Video clip of the global technology company ZF documents the joint research with SNNU on motion sickness, see https://www.zf.com/site/magazine/de/articles_20160.html
“The Systems Neuroscience of Spatial Auditory Attention”: Prof. Strauss talks about the neuroscience of auditory attention at the University of Hawaii, 18 July 2019, Room: Sakamaki c204b, Manoa Campus
Prof. Alexander L. Francis, Purdue University, IN, visited SNNU from June 13 to June 18, 2019, see https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/slhs/directory/faculty/francis_alexander.html
Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek, and Nadine Schön, MDB, visited the SNNU Labs on June 11th, 2019, see https://htwsaar-blog.de/blog/2019/07/09/mensch-maschine/
Prof. Strauss talks about vestigial pinna orienting at the Stanford CCRMA seminars, 22 March 2019, Stanford University