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

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)



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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Article in Communications of the ACM

Our research on Skin Computing is presented in an article in the Communications of the ACM (April 2022 issue). You...
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Our papers at CHI

At CHI'22 we will present two full papers: Print-a-sketch: a handheld printer for physical sketching of circuits and sensors on...
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Special Issue of TOCHI on Digital Touch now available online

The TOCHI Special Issue on Digital Touch, guest-edited by Jürgen Steimle together with his colleagues Sara Price, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze and...
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Our new post-docs

We welcome our three new postdoctoral team members: Alice Haynes is joining us from U Bristol, Ata Otaran from Queen...
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Best Teaching Award

We are very happy that our seminar Touch and Haptic Interfaces has received the "Best Beaver" Teaching Award in the...
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Congrats, Dr. Aditya Nittala

Aditya Nittala has successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations! The full dissertation entitled "From Wearable Towards Epidermal Computing: Soft Wearable Devices...
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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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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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