This technology relies on artificial intelligence and works to improve the vehicle environment based on the driver’s mood.
The electric mini-car is designed as a children’s toy and is used to support the treatment of children at Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona through the Little Big e-Motion project.
EAVC technology can improve the vehicle’s environment based on information from both inside and outside the vehicle.
Hyundai is developing the technology as part of its academic research collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.
EAVC technology monitors facial expressions, heart rate and breathing rate and combines readings and inputs from the vehicle, including speed, acceleration, noise and vibration.
The data is processed using artificial intelligence technology to improve the vehicle’s environment and actively control vehicle systems, including lighting, music and perfume dispenser.
EAVC technology is at the heart of the Little Big e-Motion project.
The hospital’s small electric vehicle is used to support the transportation of young patients from the hospital bed to the treatment room. This trip is considered one of the most stressful for children.
Hyundai released the 6-minute video of the little electric car being used to help reduce stress in a young girl who is anxious about getting her treatment.
The minivan interacts with its small driver using a facial recognition system that uses the camera placed in front of the seat to identify feelings in real time.
The breathing exercise belt wraps around the body and gently presses to help relieve anxiety And enable more stable breathing.
The heart rate monitor sensor and accelerometer measure the heart rate and breathing rate.
Emotion adaptive lighting displays green, yellow and red to show the child’s emotional state in color.
The passionate adaptive aroma diffuser sprays the fragrance in conjunction with the breath to help draw a smile on the faces of young patients, and the vehicle also blows bubbles to celebrate the child’s progress in the treatment stages.
In addition to providing emotional support to young patients, EAVC technology also helps the medical staff at the hospital by informing them of the emotional state of young patients without personal interaction, which is beneficial in the era of Corona.
We want our technology to help improve the lives of our customers, and we hope the EAVC technology in the small car will provide an enjoyable and safe mobility experience for young patients while helping to improve their health outcomes, ”the company said.