Microinteractions: Finger mounted sonsors for ubiquitous and busy-hand interfaces
26th April 2013, 3:00 am - 4:30 pm
Amphi Saphir, Télécom ParisTech - 46 rue Barrault Paris 13 - Metro Corvisart (how to get there ?)
I will present an approach that supports the idea of ubiquitous computing through finger mounted motion sensors. We are motivated to enable users for interacting with any grasped device through one generic wearable interface. Two prototypes illustrate that idea: Tickle (TEI 2013) allows for detecting mircogestures on any surface, various shapes, and generic devices through physically decoupling in- and output and attaching motion sensors on fingers for recognizing tiny finger movements as microgestures. Moreover we show that modelling the whole hand is possible with 8 sensor units and considering bio-mechanics (AH 2013). That allows for detecting any hand pose without suffering of occlusion or depending on certain light conditions. We finally discuss some hardware and gesture design challenges of our approach, but also show how our approach is a step into the direction of ubiquitous computing.
Currently I am a doctoral student in the Integrated Graduate Program in Human-Centric Communication (IGP H-C3) at TU Berlin, which is affiliated with the Telekom Innovation Laboratories. My research is on ergonomic design for gestural "busy-hand interfaces" and I am supervised by Sebastian Möller (T-Labs Berlin) and Michael Rohs (University of Hannover). During my postgraduate studies I was an exchange student at Glasgow University and was supervised there by Stephen Brewster. Furthermore I did internships at CSIRO Australia and at HITLab New Zealend where I was supervised by Mark Billinghurst. Before my research career, I was a docent of multimedia design at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin in 2009 and I also worked as an interaction designer for the Jewisn Museum Berlin. For my Masters, I studied design and communications at the University of the Arts, Berlin.