UCLIC Research Seminar Series

UCLIC Research Seminar 1st February: Antonio Krüger - On-body Interaction with wearables for sports and leisure activities.
Antonio Krüger, Saarland University and DFKi, Germany

Title

UCLIC Research Seminar 1st February: Antonio Krüger - On-body Interaction with wearables for sports and leisure activities.

Abstract

In this talk I will review our recent research activities related to wearable and ambient interaction. I will present some concepts of smart-watch gesture interaction, then discuss ambient on-body notification principles which we have investigated for climbing activities and smart watch interaction. This will be complemented by the beta-cube, an augmented reality application for climbers, which has won the CeBit 2016 Innovation award and an assistive system for runners which uses Electric Muscle Stimulation to improve running styles. I will close my talk with examples from our research in mobile and calibration free eyetracking, closing the loop between attention recognition and attention guiding through ambient notification.

Biography

Antonio Krüger is a professor for computer science at Saarland University heading the Ubiquitous Media Technology Lab, and the scientific director of the Innovative Retail Laboratory (IRL) at the German Research Center for AI (DFKI). Until then he has been a professor and the managing director at the Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi) at the University of Münster (former web page). His main research interests are mobile and Ubiquitous Spatial Assistance Systems, combining the research fields of Intelligent User Interfaces, User Modeling, Cognitive Sciences, and Ubiquitous Computing.

Host

Antonio Krüger will be hosted by Enrico Costanza