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

Capacitive Touch Sensing on General 3D Surfaces   Abstract Mutual-capacitive sensing...more
Shaping Compliance Inducing Haptic Illusion of Compliance in Different Shapes with Electrotactile...more
Electrotactile Compliance IllusionClient Review :
(CHI 2024)
Image of Flextiles smocking open and then closed
Flextiles Designing Customisable Shape-Change in Textiles with SMA-Actuated Smocking Patterns ...more
FlextilesClient Review :
(CHI 2024)
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)
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)



Honorable Mention Award at SIGGRAPH

Our forthcoming SIGGRAPH'24 paper on Capacitive Touch Sensing on General 3D Surfaces has been selected for a Honorable Mention Award....
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New post-doc Ashwin Ram

We welcome our new team member and post-doc Ashwin Ram who joined us from the National University of Singapore.
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Our Papers at CHI’24

We will present the following papers at CHI'24: Shaping Compliance: Inducing Haptic Illusion of Compliance in Different Shapes with Electrotactile...
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Invited talk by Xiao Xiao

It is our pleasure to announce an invited talk given by Dr. Xiao Xiao, Principal Investigator of the Human Learning...
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German Pre-CHI 2024 in Saarbrücken

The German Pre-CHI 2024 will take place in Saarbrücken on April 25-26. Find more information here.
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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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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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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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