I worked on this project during my postdoctoral studies at USC-ICT.

Ellie is a virtual human designed for healthcare support. She engages a user in a face-to-face interaction and reacts to the perceived user state and intent, through her own speech and gestures.

Multisense automatically tracks and analyzes in real-time facial expressions, body posture, acoustic features, linguistic patterns and higher-level behavior descriptors (e.g. attention, fidgeting). From these signals and behaviors, indicators of psychological distress are inferred to inform directly the healthcare provider or the virtual human.

I was in charge of generating Ellie's nonverbal behavior (gesture, head nods, gaze patterns,..) so she conveys trust and empathy.

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