What’s happening @ MIL

  • 30 Mar 2017

    Best Paper Award – TEI 2017

    We are proud to announce that our paper “What a Life! Building a Framework for Constructive Assemblies” won the Best Paper Award at ACM TEI 2017! This year, the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions was held in Yokohama, Japan at the Keio University Graduate School of Media Design. Joanne Leong gave the talk during the “Expanding Foundations” session.

     

  • 12 Jan 2017

    Federal Chancellor of Austria Visits MIL

    Today, the Federal Chancellor of Austria, Christian Kern, came to visit! As part of his tour of our lab, he was given live demonstrations of a number of our projects, including our work on creativity and security software for digital whiteboards, portable flexible displays, and smart textiles.

  • 10 Nov 2016

    Best Paper Award – proCover – UIST2016

    We are proud to announce that our paper “proCover: Sensory Augmentation of Prosthetic Limbs Using Smart Textile Covers” won a Best Paper Award at ACM UIST 2016! proCover was also featured on TechCrunch, Cool Wearable, RoboticGizmos, Inverse, and more!

    This work would not have been possible without an incredible team, including the many people from the “Selbsthilfegruppe: Leben mit Amputation” who generously volunteered their time and energy to work with us, our prosthetics expert Dr. Hubert Egger, and Dr. Alex Olwal from Google Inc.! We give our sincere thanks to all who supported us on this journey, and for those who have expressed interest in this work and our mission moving forward.

    Check out our project page and youtube video for more information. Pictures include images taken from the conference talk given by Joanne Leong. A video of the talk will also be available online shortly.

     

  • 01 Jul 2016

    proCover paper @ UIST2016

    We are excited to announce that our paper titled “proCover – Sensory Augmentation of Prosthetic Limbs Using Smart Textile Covers” has been accepted for UIST2016! 

    Despite the high-cost of prostheses that are on the market today, none of them give users an ability to feel. The core vision of proCover is to introduce wearables that can be donned over prostheses to give users a sense of feeling in their artificial limbs in a non-invasive, self-applicable and potentially cost-effective way. After our hard work on this topic over the last year, we are now proud to announce that our efforts have culminated in a paper that we will be presenting at UIST2016! We are looking forward to showcasing our work, and we hope to see you later this year at the upcoming conference in Tokyo!

    As a sneak preview, you can catch a glimpse of an early proCover sensing sock prototype, which we showcased alongside a pressure-sensing floor mat and interactive steering wheel at the CHI2016 conference in May.  There, we had the honour of meeting and exchanging ideas with many brilliant minds in the field of HCI – including Pourang Irani, Jakob Nielsen and Harald Reiterer!

  • 26 Apr 2016

    Website Relaunch

    After weeks of hard and extensive work, we are very proud to present our new website. With this relaunch, we aim to better present our research, our team, and to put more emphasis on our diverse projects. Moreover, we brought the technology in the background up-to-date to provide you with a smooth and responsive experience.

    We hope you like our new design and have fun exploring our work!

  • 16 Mar 2016

    Open House Day

    The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria opened their door for interested visitors last Friday, 12th of March. Also the lab participated with guided tours and demos showing our different research activities.

  • 15 Mar 2016

    2 papers @ CHI 2016

    We are happy to announce that we will present two papers at this year’s CHI in San Francisco.

    The first one is FlexCase, a interactive flip cover for enhancing smartphone interaction, and the second one is Fireflies, a paper investigating the usage of ambient light for notifications.

    Beyond, we are very honoured to announce that FlexCase won one of the Best Paper Awards at CHI.