Sensory Perception & Interaction Research Group

University of British Columbia

Interested in Participating in a Study?

The SPIN Lab regularly has ongoing studies that are seeking participants. 

 

ONGOING STUDIES

 

User-centered design for caregivers

The challenges with communication between those who care for Children Living with Health Complexities is well documented and reported by both parents and medical professionals. This leads to a burden on families who need to repeat their story many times, have limited access to their child’s data, and need to manage a high volume of historical health records.
In this study we hope to understand how caregivers manage their child’s health records as well as identify their needs for a digital solution. The study will involve an hour of informal interviews with the participants remotely. The questions will aim to understand how participants access and manage their child’s personal health records.
More information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1twOT_3e5QbjLpvlPHjJdExUIFfg7OEXe/view?usp=sharing

Participants: Parents or caregivers of children with medical complexity

Date Range: September 5,2021-November 5, 2021

Compensation: $15 for a 1 hour session

Investigators: Karon MacLean, Liisa Holsti, Kattie Sepehri

Contact: ksepehri AT cs DOT ubc DOT ca (edited) 

 

PAST STUDIES

 

Interactive Affect Models

To understand how to build personalized emotion profiles of interactive events, we are collecting electroencephalography (EEG) data during video gameplay. Do you tend to feel emotionally invested while playing video games? We'd like to measure your brain waves while you do it!

Date Range: June 1, 2018 - August 15, 2018

Compensation: $40 for a 2.5-hr session

Investigators: Anushka Agrawal, Laura Rodgers, Hailey Mah, Paul Bucci, Laura Cang, Karon MacLean (PI)

Contact: nushka93 AT cs DOT ubc DOT ca

 

 

Designing and describing affective vibrotactile stimuli

 

The SPIN research group at the UBC Dept of Computer Science is looking for participants for a study on designing and describing vibration patterns for a handheld or wristband device. 

Date Range: July 25, 2016 - August 31, 2016

Compensation: $15 for a 1hr session

Investigators: Hasti Seifi, Matthew Chun, Salma Kashani, Karon MacLean (PI)

 

Social Touch Gestures on Flexible Fabric Sensors

To enable meaningful touch interactions on our affective robots, the CuddleBits and CuddleBot, we clothe each form with a fabric sensor. We are gathering social touch gesture data and we need your help!

Date Range: May 9, 2016 - May 31, 2016

Compensation: $10 for a 1hr session

Investigators: Alicia Woodside, Paul Bucci, Laura Cang, Karon MacLean (PI)

 

Affective Robot Behaviour Design

Think you can create believable robot emotional behaviour?  

Date Range: May 9, 2016 - May 31, 2016

Compensation: $10 for a 1hr session

Investigators: Lucia Tseng, Paul Bucci, Laura Cang, Karon MacLean (PI)