HC2 (Human-Computer Confluence Research in Action)
Human Computer Confluence
Human computer confluence refers to an invisible, implicit, embodied or even implanted interaction between humans and system components. New classes of user interfaces may evolve that make use of several sensors and are able to adapt their physical properties to the current situational context of users.
HCC originally emerged out of various European research initiatives aiming at fundamental and strategic research studying how the emerging symbiotic relation between humans and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) can be based on radically new forms of sensing, perception, interaction and understanding.
In the past 2 years, encouraged and supported by the HC2 project, the HCC community has become a 450 strong group of researchers and companies working together to understand, not only the technological aspects of our symbiosis with ICT, but also the impact of this confluence on society.
Future of HCC towards Horizon 2020 and HC2 major research challenges: Extending Human Perception, Cognitive Prostheses, Empathy and Emotion, Wellbeing and Quality of Life, Socially Inspired Technical Systems and Value Sensitive Design.
Funding: 580,700€ out of 490,000€
Project duration: 36 months (From October 2010 to September 2013)