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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


WRLKit: Computational Design of Personalized Wearable Robotic Limbs Abstract Wearable...more
WRLKitClient Review :
(UIST 2023)
Double-Sided Tactile Interactions for Grasping in Virtual Reality Abstract For graspi...more
Double-Sided Tactile InteractionsClient Review :
(UIST 2023)
Biohybrid Devices: Prototyping Interactive Devices with Growable Materials Abstract L...more
Biohybrid DevicesClient Review :
(UIST 2023)
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)

News

25/01/2024

German Pre-CHI 2024 in Saarbrücken

The 2024 edition of the German Pre-CHI meeting will take place in Saarbrücken on April 24-25. Find more information here.
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28/08/2023

3 Papers at UIST’23

We will present the following main track papers at UIST'23: Double-Sided Tactile Interactions for Grasping in Virtual Reality WRLKit: Computational...
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27/07/2023

Congrats, Dr. Narges Pourjafarian!

We congratulate Narges on her successful PhD defense. Best wishes for her future research at Cornell University! The dissertation is...
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28/04/2023

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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17/04/2023

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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17/02/2023

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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09/02/2023

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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24/01/2023

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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09/12/2022

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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18/10/2022

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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