Galvanic Skin Response powered by Arduino

Recently, I have looked into how to measure electrodermal activity (EDA) using an Arduino board. A traditional theory of EDA states, that it varies with the skin changes of sweat glands, thus altering the electrical resistance. EDA is modulated as outcome of cognitive processes, emotions, and general human behavior. The …

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HCI and Hiking at the Solsteinhaus in Austria

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The Stuttgart hciLab and the Munich HCI groups (LMU) met this week at the Solsteinhaus for an interdisciplinary doctoral colloquium. This included the presentation of various PhD topics, including virtual reality, eye tracking, affective computing, physiological sensing, or persuasive systems. This was rounded off with leisure activities, such as hiking and zip-lining. Overall, the colloquium …

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“Tactile Drones” @ CHI’17

Two weeks ago, the conference CHI’17 has ended which was located in Denver this year. Besides of attending interesting talks and meeting inspiring people, we had the opportunity to present our project “Tactile Drones” at CHI. Tactile drones are small levitating tangibles, which deliver tactile feedback in VR [1]. This happens whether by …

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motionEAP Closing Event

After four successful years, our research project motionEAP comes to an end. It was fun to work with a project consortium consisting of different associations, such as industry, sheltered work organizations, and other universities. The project comprises the evaluation of in-situ projections at workplaces to support workers during their assembly …

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ASSETS’16 in Reno, Nevada

The conference ASSETS’16 (which was held this year in Reno, Nevada) aims to design and evaluate computing technologies for people with disabilities and older adults. The conference offered interesting publications, talks, and an awesome community. The keynote by Richard Ladner addressed accessibility as a field of research which can not …

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AUTONOMIK 4.0: Presenting Results of a Project Group focusing on Digitizing Industrial Processes

On October 13 2016, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy organized presentations and exhibitions from a project group called “AUTONOMIK 4.0” (translated: Autonomic 4.0) in Berlin. The projects addresses the enhancement of digital processes in industrial work environments to boost and optimize production processes. This includes order picking drones, simulating …

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Visualizing Real-Time Brain Localization in 3D

Recently, measuring brain activity (known as electroencephalography, short EEG) to enhance or analyze the experience of user interfaces has attracted great attention. Besides of medical applications, several researchers have investigated effort to make use of it in the area of human-computer interaction, resulting in several projects and publications ([1, 2, 3], just to …

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