On the 28th and 29th of June the SHARESPACE consortium came together at the Partenope Congress Center in Naples, Italy to discuss the current ongoings in the project. During the two days, each work package was discussed and finalization work was done regarding some deliverables. The research requirements for each of the three real-world scenarios (health, sport & art) are now clear, and the project now enters a phase of lab experiments and technological development.
The lab experiments, now executed by the University of Montpellier and University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, aim to collect data for the two proof-of-principles that have been set within the context of SHARESPACE. The first focuses on the possibility to read certain intentions based on a persons’ movement. Preliminary results of this research has been formalized in the publication ‘Kinematic priming of action prediction’, co-authored by SHARESPACE partner Cristina Becchio. Find the full article here. The second set of lab experiments focuses on the synchronization of movements.
In this period of technological development, each partner is working on their individual parts. According to the planning, at the start of the new year, the work will focus on the technical integration of these different parts into one system architecture. Before this happens, there is one more physical consortium meeting planned in the beginning of November.
Consortium Meeting in Naples, Credit: Cyntha Wieringa