Archive for category: Voight-Kampff

Symposium: Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy, 21 March at the RSA

A prototype of Voight-Kampff machine

The project CEDE is about researching empathy in digital environments, and prototyping devices and services that are designed to facilitate empathy between people. We are organising a one day Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy symposium on Monday 21 March at the Royal Society for the Arts in London, where the project […]

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e-Health: Monitoring Physical Reactions

e-Health: Monitoring Physical Reactions

On the road towards constructing a Voight Kampff machine, the first stop has been the Cooking Hacks e-Health Arduino shield. This has proved a great success, and has provided us with simple and effective data collection from a number of biometric sensors. We have implemented the tool to report either […]

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The Voight-Kampff Machine…

The Voight-Kampff Machine…

In the dystopian science fiction movie Blade Runner a Voight-Kampff machine (VKM) was used to test and distinguish between humans and replicants based on the emphatic response to test questions. This fictional machine measures empathy based on biometrical reactions (e.g. eye movement, heart rate, blush response) to emotional questions. The […]

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