Human Computer Interaction Lab, Saarland University


Our mission is to contribute toward a future of user interfaces that seamlessly merge with the physical world and the human body. We develop advanced interactive technologies and investigate new user interface concepts to create more effective, expressive and engaging interactions with interactive systems. [read more]

Featured Projects

Design and Fabrication of Body-Based Interfaces (Demo of Saarland HCI Lab) This Interactiv...more
Design and Fabrication of Body-based InterfacesClient Review :
CHI 2023 Lab Demo
I Need a Third Arm! Eliciting Body-based Interactions with a Wearable Robotic Arm Abst...more
I Need a Third ArmClient Review :
(CHI 2023)
Handheld Tools Unleashed A Mixed-Initiative Physical Sketching with a Robotic Printer Abst...more
RoboSketchClient Review :
(CHI 2023)
SparseIMU: Computational Design of Sparse IMU Layouts for Sensing Fine-Grained Finger Microgestures ...more
Interactive Bioplastics A DIY approach for composing soft interactive devices from bio-based and ...more
Interactive BioplasticsClient Review :
(UIST 2022)
Print-A-Sketch A Handheld Printer for Physical Sketching of Circuits and Sensors on Everyday Surf...more
Print-A-SketchClient Review :
(CHI 2022)
Computational Design and Optimization of Electro-Physiological Sensors Abstract Elect...more
Computational Design of Physiological SensorsClient Review :
(Nature Communications)
Weirding Haptics In-Situ Prototyping of Vibrotactile Feedback in Virtual Reality through Vocaliza...more
Weirding HapticsClient Review :
(UIST 2021)
BodyStylus Freehand On-Body Design and Fabrication of Epidermal Interfaces In traditional bo...more
BodyStylusClient Review :
(CHI 2021)
bARefoot Generating Virtual Materials using Motion Coupled Vibration in Shoes Many fe...more
bARefootClient Review :
(UIST 2020)
PhysioSkin Rapid Fabrication of Skin-Conformal Physiological Interfaces Advances in rapid...more
PhysioSkinClient Review :
(CHI 2020)
Soft Inkjet Circuits Rapid Multi-Material Fabrication of Soft Circuits Using a Commodity Inkjet P...more
Skills : Best Paper Award
Soft Inkjet CircuitsClient Review :
(UIST 2019)



People’s Choice Best Demo Award at CHI’23

Our Lab Demo has received the People's Choice Best Demo Award at CHI 2023. We would like to thank everyone...
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Lab Demo at CHI’23

We will present our lab at CHI'23 in Hamburg with a Lab Demo in the Interactivity Session. Find more information...
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Our papers at CHI’23

Members of our group are authors of 8 accepted CHI'23 main track papers (see on our Publications page). We are...
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Program Chair of UIST’23

Jürgen Steimle will be chairing the technical program of UIST'23 together with Nathalie Henry Riche from Microsoft Research. The deadlines...
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ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant

The European Research Council is funding the new project "Feel-XR: Feel-through Haptic Feedback for Augmented and Virtual Reality" at the...
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Invited talk by Prof. Inami (U Tokyo)

We welcome our visitor Prof. Masahiko Inami from the University of Tokyo. He will give an invited talk on Dec...
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Article in ACM TOCHI

We present a computational design approach to recognize the desired set of freehand and/or grasping microgestures with minimal hand instrumentation....
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Best Paper Award at UIST’22

Our paper on Prototyping of Soft Devices with Interactive Bioplastics has been selected to receive a Best Paper Award at...
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Congrats, Dr. Adwait Sharma!

Adwait Sharma has successfully defended his dissertation today. Congratulations to Adwait for his strong work on Design and Recognition of...
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Summer School on Computational Interaction

We are co-organizing the 6th Summer School on Computational Interaction. It will take place next week in Saarbrücken! You can...
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