Capacitive Sensing and Communications for Ubiquitous Interaction and Perception
23rd of February 2015, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Télécom ParisTech, room C49 (C building, ground level)
Exploiting capacitive coupling allows the creation of unobtrusive user interfaces that are based on measuring the proximity to objects or recognizing their dielectric properties. Combining the data of many sensors, applications such as in-the-air gesture recognition, location tracking or smart objects can be realized. In this talk, different approaches for building ubiquitous user interfaces based on capacitive sensing and communications are investigated. The talk reflects current research at Fraunhofer IGD and presents applications like an emergency-detecting floor and ubiquitous gesture recognition systems.
Tobias Grosse-Puppendahl studied Computer Science & Electrical Engineering at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. After his studies, he joined Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research as a Ph.D. candidate advised by Dieter W. Fellner. Tobias' research focuses on embedded sensing systems for Ubiquitous Computing and Human-Computer Interaction. In particular, he investigates new ways of perceiving the environment with unobtrusive modalities like capacitive sensing. His scientific results are applied in several commercial and open-source projects in the field of explicit interaction, as well as activity and behaviour analysis.