Guillermo’s work focuses on the back and forth between the physical and the virtual by exploring embodiment and experiences that address the augmentation of ourself as technology is integrated in our lives. This is done by assessing the emotional response from the body while interacting with future technologies as they become a reality. His current research explorations use real body characteristics, including electrodermal activity, electromyography, and electrocardiography, as low fidelity indicators of our current state.

Guillermo Bernal, Pattie Maes, "Emotional Beasts: Visually Expressing Emotions through Avatars in VR." Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2017.   [Link]