Summer School 2018 focuses on Multimodal Interaction in Augmented and Virtual Reality takes place on 16th – 19th Jul. in Weimar, Germany. Topics include technical and introduction to depth cameras, basics of perception in Mixed-Reality, tactile interaction in VR, and interactive systems based on electrical muscle stimulation. The program will also feature poster presentations and a conceptual hackathon.
As a part of the traditions in the university, we host an open lab session for a general science audience including people from industry. The event serves as a hub for University Alumni to stay in touch. Prominent industrial leaders such as Dr. Ing. Volkmar Denner, the CEO of Robert Bosch GmbH and ca. 170 guests attended the event to see the latest advancements of research in the university. AMPLIFY members presented several prototypes such as: On-demand super vision and visualizations of lifelogs over TV screens.
As part of the ERC week 2017 , we host an open lab session in our group (HCI lab, Visualization & Interactive System Institute). In this outreach event, we invite people who are interested in research and who are curious about how we work and how research in human-computer interaction is conducted
The main purpose of this winter school is to teach human-computer interaction in the context of complex information systems and to educate students on how to design and develop efficient and enjoyable interfaces that enable the interaction with complex information and ubiquitous media. Practical knowledge in topics such as physiological sensing, gaze interaction, and machine learning are acquired in hands-on tutorials.
The workshop was conducted in the HCI lab in the Visualization and Interactive Systems Institute. We introduced the basic concepts for sensing of human muscle activity. We provided a basic explanation of how physiological sensing works, introduced how it can be technically realized, and showed different applications and usage scenarios. Students pitched and implemented interesting prototypes.