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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


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)
SoloFinger Robust Microgestures while Grasping Everyday Objects Using microgestures...more
SoloFingerClient Review :
(CHI 2021)
BodyStylus Freehand On-Body Design and Fabrication of Epidermal Interfaces In traditional bo...more
BodyStylusClient Review :
(CHI 2021)
Eyecam Anthropomorphic Webcam     What if seeing devices looked like us? Eye...more
EyecamClient Review :
(CHI 2021)
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Squish This Force Input on Soft Surfaces for Visual Targeting Tasks Today’s typic...more
Squish ThisClient Review :
(CHI 2021)
bARefoot Generating Virtual Materials using Motion Coupled Vibration in Shoes Many fe...more
bARefootClient Review :
(UIST 2020)
PolySense Augmenting Textiles with Electrical Functionality using In-Situ Polymerization ...more
PolySenseClient Review :
(CHI 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)
Tactlets Adding Tactile Feedback to 3D Objects Using Custom Printed Controls Rapid prototypi...more
TactletsClient Review :
(UIST 2019)
Multi-Touch Kit A Do-It-Yourself Technique for Capacitive Multi-Touch Sensing Using a Commodity M...more
Multi-Touch KitClient Review :
(UIST 2019)
Tacttoo A Thin and Feel-Through Tattoo for On-Skin Tactile Output Tacttoo is a feel-through ...more
TacttooClient Review :
(UIST 2018)
Multi-Touch Skin A Thin and Flexible Multi-Touch Sensor for On-Skin Input Skin-based touch i...more
Multi-Touch SkinClient Review :
(CHI 2018)
SkinMarks Enabling Interactions on Body Landmarks Using Conformal Skin Electronics The bo...more
SkinMarksClient Review :
(CHI 2017)

News

03/11/2021

Article in Nature Communications

We present a computational method for designing wearable electro-physiological sensors that capture muscle movement, heart rate, and galvanic skin response....
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14/10/2021

Paper at UIST 21 on Prototyping Haptic Feedback in VR

At UIST 21 we present a paper on rapid prototyping of vibrotactile feedback in virtual reality by leveraging the user's...
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09/06/2021

Multiple PhD and Post-Doc Positions

We are hiring! We have a total of 6 openings for post-doctoral researchers and PhD researchers. The application deadline is...
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05/03/2021

Paper on Human-Robot Interaction at ICRA’21

We will present the following paper at the IEEE Intl. Conference on Robotics and Automation 2021: Human-Like Artificial Skin Sensor...
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20/01/2021

5 Papers Accepted to CHI 2021

We will present the following main track papers at CHI 2021: BodyStylus: Freehand On-Body Design and Fabrication of Epidermal Interfaces...
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20/11/2020

Keynote at MUM’20 on Augmented Materiality

Jürgen Steimle will give the closing keynote at the International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia MUM'20 on "Augmented Materiality"....
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19/10/2020

Marion Koelle receives Helene-Lange Award

She was awarded the Helene-Lange-Preis 2020 for her doctoral research on "Designing Socially Acceptable Body-worn Cameras". The award recognises outstanding dissertations contributing...
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25/09/2020

Special Issue of ToCHI on Digital Touch

We invite submissions to a special issue of ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction on "Digital Touch: Reshaping interpersonal communicative capacity...
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12/03/2020

Honorable Mention Awards at ACM CHI 2020

Two of our contributions at ACM CHI 2020 were recognized with Honorable Mention awards: Rapid Iron-On User Interfaces: Hands-on Fabrication...
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03/03/2020

ACM SIGCHI Dissertation Award for Paul Strohmeier

We are excited that Paul Strohmeier is going to receive an ACM SIGCHI Dissertation Award for his PhD thesis. Paul...
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