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Multimodal interaction
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Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / NiveauM (M (Master))
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Betawetenschappen; Graduate School of Natural Sciences; Graduate School of Natural Sciences;
Contactpersoondr. W.O. Hürst
Telefoon+31 30 2531806
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. W.O. Hürst
Overige cursussen docent
dr. W.O. Hürst
Overige cursussen docent
prof. dr. P.J. Werkhoven
Overige cursussen docent
3-GS  (06-02-2023 t/m 21-04-2023)
TimeslotD: D (WO-middag, WO-namiddag, Vrijdag)
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 31-10-2022 t/m 25-11-2022
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris Student
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 23-01-2023 t/m 20-02-2023
Plaatsingsprocedureadministratie onderwijsinstituut
After completing the course, students 
  • know the basics of human visual, auditory and tactile perception.
  • know the basic techniques of multisensory interfaces with virtual worlds (manipulation, navigation and communication).
  • are acquainted with the pros and cons of applying multisensory presentation in the design of interfaces for virtual worlds (affective appraisal, training transfer, ...).
  • are acquainted with psychophysical test methods to evaluate human performance in virtual worlds.
  • are aware of emerging interface technologies (synaesthetic media and brain machine interfaces).
  • know the basics of state-of-the-art and emerging trends in technologies for augmented reality.
  • can apply basic techniques of multisensory interfaces to create a multimodal interaction, e.g., for control of a game (demonstrated by the related project work).
  • know the advantages and disadvantages of using different media types and modalities depending on different contexts, conditions, and applications (demonstrated by the related project work).
Your final grade will be the average of your grades from the exam and the practical assignment, each 50% of the final mark.
There will be one exam at the end, covering the lectures and related papers.
The practical assignment consists of a project, which will be done in a group.
For the project, you will get one grade for the group, but individual differences may apply for students doing particularly well or bad.

In order to pass this course, you have to:

  • participate in the exam and score at least a 5.0 (before rounding)
  • hand in all deliverables for the project and score at least a 5.0 (before rounding)
  • score a total final grade of at least 5.5 (before rounding; exam and project grades are averaged)

You can participate in the retakes if and only if you fail the course and:

  • you participated in the exam and
  • handed in all deliverables for the project and
  • your final grade was at least 4.0 (before rounding)
If you qualify for the retake and your averaged grade from the exam was below 5.0 or your final grade was below 5.5
  • you must participate in the retake exam. Your retake exam result will replace your original exam grade. Depending on the number of students, the retake exam may be oral instead of a written test.
If you qualify for the retake and your averaged grade from the practicals was below 5.0
  • you will get a new practical assignment. The concrete topic will be decided individually by the instructors. Your grade from this new assignment will replace your original grade for the project.
You will pass the course if and only if your new grade after the retakes fulfils the criteria for passing specified above.

In this course, we will take a closer look at all kinds of multimodal interaction including the related relevant theoretical background, e.g. about human perception.
We will cover the emerging areas of virtual and augmented reality and cover a few other trends (e.g., brain-computer interfaces).
The lectures will be accompanied by a practical part where students develop and analyze an interactive multimodal system.
For more information about content, procedure, and formal issues please refer to
the course’s website:

Course form
Lectures, presentations, self-dependent group project.

There will be no textbook, but we will use journal articles and conference papers instead.
These will be announced in the lectures and on the course’s website

Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Toelatingsbeschikking voor de master toegekend
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