Vitruvius interface: Augmenting designer with real-time neurocognitive feedback

In this highly interdisciplinary project, PhD candidate Alberto Tono is pursuing the novel application of combined EEG and immersive reality to streamline workflows in building design and construction. Tono and his advisors have developed an interface that automatically converts design sketches into 3D Building Information Models that include valuable metrics such as project cost, energy consumption, and constructability. Tono will use the Koret award to investigate the feasibility of collecting high-density EEG data while wearing a headset to characterize the neural processes involved in design decisions, with the added benefit of the immersive environment to better capture how this novel interface is augmenting designer skills.