PHAT: Physical Human Activity Tester

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8073)


This paper introduces PHAT, a 3D environment for facilitating the development of AAL services by providing a virtual living lab. PHAT’s purpose is reduce development costs of these services. It is based on an existing 3D game engine, jMonkeyEngine, to provide realistic representations of scenarios including visual details and physics laws to make the simulations more credible. The 3D engine is combined with MASON, a Multi-Agent System Based Simulation tool. MASON is used to create repeatable experiments and facilitate the testing in controlled situations. The paper shows a proof of concept of the MASON-jMonkeyEngine where some unexpected behaviours are modelled thanks to the properties of the 3D engine.


Modelling Parkinson’s Disease Simulation Mixed Reality Multi-Agent Based Simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad de MurciaMurciaSpain

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