The Human-Computer Interaction group of the Leibniz Universität Hannover was founded in July 2012. We are working on new interaction techniques for mobile, embedded, and ubiquitous systems.
We held a tutorial at this year's MobileHCI conference. The topic of the tutorial was "EMS in HCI: Challenges and Opportunities in Actuating Human Bodies". We also presented a paper on a new 20 channel mobile EMS stimulator, that is designed for the HCI community. The Zap++ paper can be found on our site. Additional information about Zap++ is available on the corresponding project page.
At the Niedersächsische Talente-Akademie we give a one-week workshop on Game Programming in Racket. Students of schools from all over Lower Saxony develop 2D games with Racket's Worlds and the Universe teachpack. The results will be presented and demonstrated to other students, parents, and faculty.
The Physical Computing Lab is about the design of user interfaces for interactive devices and objects. The course begins with an introduction to microcontroller platforms and sensor data processing. This semester's topic is "motivational smart objects". These are objects that try to motivate users to do some task. The project topics comprise a smart cup that reminds people to drink enough and is happy if they do, a couch that makes itself uncomfortable after some time (through embedded vibration motors), a garbage bin that talks to you if it wants to be emptied, a fridge that suggests food, and a dumbbell that counts the number of times it gets lifted and cheers you on.
The March 2017 issue of ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) contains our article on semantic emoji similarity: Henning Pohl, Christian Domin, Michael Rohs: Beyond Just Text: Semantic Emoji Similarity Modeling to Support Expressive Communication 👫📲😃.
Tim Dünte hält am 20.3.2017 um 15:00 Uhr beim Cebit Futurium einen Vortrag mit anschließender Demo zum Thema Let Your Body Move! Elektrische Muskelstimulation (EMS) in der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion. Er erläutert darin den Einsatz von EMS als mobiler Force-Feedback-Technologie.