Lab opening

The ubiquitous presence of intelligent sensors and computers, as well as new ways of interacting with them, open up completely new concepts of human-technology interaction. The Human-Machine Interaction Lab was set up at the chair to implement innovative interaction technologies in user-friendly operating concepts. The focus lies on technologies that are intended to implement interactions as intuitively as possible and to meet the paradigm of the natural user interface. Examples include, among others, gesture-, speech- and touch-based controls. Furthermore, new output technologies, such as autostereoscopic displays as well as virtual and augmented reality data frames, are integrated into the interface design.

Based on these technologies, hands-on prototypes, such as contactless operator consoles, are developed in the laboratory and tested for their suitability for human-technology interaction. On the other hand, basic research is an important part of laboratory work. Topics such as userfriendly design of the interaction for different 3D applications or the inclusion of multimodal feedback are followed. In doing so, proprietary developments are also being implemented which, for example, implement tactile feedback in the noncontact gesture based interaction. In addition to research on the subject of human-technology interaction, the laboratory will also be used for user-centered development, in particular for usability evaluation, in early product development phases. With the help of virtual 3D techniques, it is possible to make virtual prototypes visible to users and to evaluate them.

Thanks to the newly acquired research area, the chair offers students and companies the opportunity to experience innovative human-technology interactions, to evaluate their own products or developments, or to accompany the entire development process of individual products in a user-centered manner.

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