The Research Group for Emotions, Sociality, and Computing, ESC

ESC is a multidisciplinary research group working widely around psychology and technology in the context of human technology/computer interaction.

About us

Research Group for Emotions, Sociality, and Computing (ESC)

The Research Group for Emotions, Sociality, and Computing works in the Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction (TAUCHI). TAUCHI is a part of the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the University of Tampere.

In general, we aim to develop new type of HCI/HTI by combining research from various disciplines, for example, from psychology, computer science, and engineering. A central aim of the research group is to develop HCI/HTI in a way that it parallels to the mechanisms of human-human communication. In respect to user interface development we develop prototypes that can utilize changes in the electricity of the human body (i.e. psychophysiological computing) and the changes in behavioral level (i.e. psychobehavioral computing).

If you have any questions, please contact the group leader Veikko Surakka.