3 March 13:00 Michael Rohs: Sensor-Based Mobile Interaction

Wednesday 3.3. 13:00-14:00, Spektri 3rd floor seminar room,

Dr. Michael Rohs
"Sensor-Based Mobile Interaction"
Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, TU Berlin

In this talk I would like to present two current projects in the area of sensor-based mobile interaction. The first one investigates the usefulness of visual context in handheld augmented map interfaces. The second one shows interaction concepts and application ideas for pressure-sensitive two-sided multitouch interaction. Regarding handheld augmented map interfaces I am going to present our approach of augmenting large-scale paper maps with dynamic content using the magic lens metaphor. In an eye-tracking study we investigated the effectiveness of visual context beyond the mobile device display, by comparing a dynamic peephole interface (without visual context beyond the device display) to a magic lens interface (with video see-through augmentation of external visual context). Regarding pressure-sensitive multitouch input I am going to show a few application possibilities of handheld pressure input, such as pressure-based fisheye views and 3D object manipulation. I'll also report a study on the effectiveness of different device poses and pressure mapping functions.

Dr. Michael Rohs is a senior research scientist with Deutsche Telekom Laboratories at TU Berlin. His primary research interests are in mobile human-computer interaction and pervasive computing. This includes the integration of physical and virtual aspects of the user's surroundings, sensor-based mobile interaction, and interaction techniques for handheld devices. An example is using camera phones as magic lenses for large-scale paper maps in order to overlay personalized, up-to-date information. Another example is pressure-based multitouch-input for handheld devices for controlling 3D objects. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, a Diplom in computer science from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, and a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.

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