Lucas Paletta, Machine Vision Applications, Joanneum Research Digital

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Head of the Human Factors Lab at the Joanneum Research Digital
Head of the research team Cognitive Sensing and Interaction at the Joanneum Research Digital

“The interdisciplinary setup of the conference provides the potential to stimulate fruitful exchange and complement information from different viewpoints and will nicely connect and stimulate researchers in the region and abroad.”

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Lucas Paletta (56 y) is a Doctor of Computer Science with a strong interest in assisted technologies in dementia care using eye-tracking, social robots, serious games and virtual reality / augmented reality (VR/AR) technologies, as well as AI-enabled prevention and mental and Behavioral And Psychological Symptoms (BPSD) – related assessment in dementia.

Dr. Paletta is head of the “Human Factors Lab” and Head of the Research Team “Cognitive Sensing and Interaction” at the Institute Digital of the Joanneum Research, Forschungsgesellschaft, Graz, Austria. He has 25 years of experience in research and development (R&D) of emerging technologies. For the last eleven years dr. Palleta is coordinating research projects on assisted technology for the elderly and is since 2015 specialised for dementia care. He is (co-)chair of the International Symposium series “Intelligent Digital Games for Empowering and Inclusion” and “Attention in Cognitive Systems”.



Published author in distinguished journals, including the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, IEEE Transactions on Games, IEEE Pervasive Computing, Robotics & Autonomous Systems, Computer Vision and Image Understanding.


Temporary reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals including PLOS One, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Computers in Human Behavior, Cognitive Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, IEEE-Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, etc.

Speaking Engagements

Alzheimer Europe Conference

2019, 2018, 2017

Intl. Conference on Applied Human Factors & Ergonomics

Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)


Paletta, L., Pszeida, M., Dini, A., Russegger, S., Schüssler, S., Jos, A., Schuster, E., Steiner, J., Fellner, M. (2020). MIRA – A Gaze-based Serious Game for Continuous Estimation of Alzheimer’s Mental State. ETRA 2020, Stuttgart, Germany, 2020, ACM Press.

Paletta L., Pszeida M., Panagl M. (2019) Towards Playful Monitoring of Executive Functions: Deficits in Inhibition Control as Indicator for Cognitive Impairment in First Stages of Alzheimer. In: Lightner N. (eds) Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices. AHFE 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 779,  pp. 109-118, Springer.

Paletta, L., Schüssler, S., Zuschnegg, J., Steiner, J., Pansy-Resch,  S., Lammer, L., Prodromou, D., Brunsch, S., Lodron, G., Fellner, M. (2019), AMIGO – A Socially Assistive Robot for Coaching Multimodal Training of Persons with Dementia, in Korn, O., Ed., Social Robots: Technological, Societal and Ethical Aspects of Human-Robot Interaction, Springer.

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