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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


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)
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)

News

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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26/02/2020

Workshop at EuroHaptics 2020

We organize a workshop at EuroHaptics 2020 on Designing Digital Touch: Social and Sensory Aspects and Challenges. You can find...
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21/01/2020

5 Papers at CHI 2020

We will be presenting five papers at CHI'20. PhysioSkin: Rapid Fabrication of Skin-Conformal Physiological Interfaces Aditya Shekhar Nittala, Saarland University,...
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21/01/2020

New post-doc Marion Koelle

We welcome our new team member Marion Koelle. Marion is joining our lab as a post-doctoral fellow. She has previously...
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13/03/2019 / news

Honorable Mention Awards at CHI 2019

Two of our contributions at ACM CHI 2019 were recognized with Honorable Mention awards: Like a Second Skin: Understanding How...
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13/08/2019 / news

4 Papers at UIST 2019

Four full papers have been (conditionally) accepted for publication at UIST’19. As always at UIST, all papers are accepted conditionally...
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13/01/2020 / news

Best Paper Awards at UIST 2019

Two of our contributions at ACM UIST 2019 are recognized with Best Paper awards: Soft Inkjet Circuits: Rapid Multi-Material Fabrication...
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13/01/2020 / news

Multi-Touch Kit is now on Github

Code for our latest UIST 2019 paper: Multi-Touch Kit is now released on Github. You can find Tutorials and the...
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13/01/2020 / news

Foldio kits: learn programming in a playful way

Our spin-off Foldio has made first starter kits available. Based on foldable electronics and an easy-to-use microcontroller, children can learn...
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13/01/2020 / news

Congrats, Dr. Daniel Gröger!

Daniel Gröger has successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations! The full dissertation entitled “Digital Fabrication of Custom Interactive Objects with Rich Materials” can be found online
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