EVODIIME: applications of virtual reality to forensic psychiatry
The EVODIIME Project (Evolutivity and dynamics of interaction in virtual immersion) is funded by the CFQCU (Conseil franco-québécois de cooperation universitaire). Its goal is to propose a set of scientific and technological innovations in the field of human/virtual agent interaction.
To ensure the effectiveness of the illusion generated by virtual technologies, the user must be able to modify in real time the virtual environment he is immersed in, while the system has to provide continuous feedback from the virtual environment to the user. In cyber- psychology, these issues are even more important when virtual reality is used for assessment and therapeutic intervention, and when an optimal attentional and emotional engagement from the user/patient is required. In this context, the EVODIIME project proposes to develop an autonomous virtual agent system capable of continuous dynamic behavioural coupling with a human whose behaviour is analysed in real time. Our system will integrate behavioural and physiological signals (for example biofeedback and neurofeedback) emitted by the user to select the virtual agent behavioural response.
– Academic partners:
- École Nationale des Ingénieurs de Brest, France
- Université du Québec en Outaouais
– Other partners :
- Institut National de Psychiatrie Légale du Québec, IPPM,
- Université de Montréal
- Chaire de recherche du Canada en cyberpsychologie clinique de l’UQO