Bridging the emotional gap between humans and technology

The Empathic Computing Laboratory (ECL) is an academic research collaboration between the University of South Australiand the University of Auckland and explores new ways for technology to enable people to better understand one another.

Empathic computing is a research field that develops computer systems that recognise and share emotions and help people better understand one another. Our team is working to make empathic computing mainstream and investigate both software and hardware components to enable this technology, along with researching the usability of such interfaces. 

Viewing things from a different perspective

Professor Mark Billinghurst, Deputy Director of IVE and Leader of the Empathic Computing Lab, explains how empathic computing enhances and changes the way we communicate, creating systems that improve the understanding between people, enhancing natural collaboration, experience capture, and implicit comprehension.

UniSA Video

Empathic Computing Members


Academic Staff

Affiliate Staff

Postgraduate Students

  • Hyunwoo Cho
  • Jonathon Hart
  • Ashkan Hayati
  • Hanaa Ibrahim
  • Allison Jing
  • Louise Lawrence
  • Urich Nandagopal
  • Mitchell Norman
  • Dmitry Resnyansky
  • Hugo Tian
  • Bowen Yuan