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Content Delivery for Tomorrow: From Vibrotactile Notifications to Mid-Air Displays

Morten Fjeld
Department of AIT/CSE Chalmers University of Technology

December 13, 2016 at  11:15 AM
McConnell 437


The talk presents three projects in the field of emerging and alternative display techniques; the two first are in the field of haptic display, the third is in the area of mid-air display. The OmniVib projects presents some basic studies and principles to leverage cross-body vibrotactile notifications for mobile phones. The HaptiColor project deals with a more specific challenge, but the insights are bearing for a wider range of applications; to assist the colorblind, we employed a vibration wristband that enables interpolating color information as haptic feedback. As part of a more futuristic initiative, we present a map navigation concept using a wearable mid-air display. The projects presented have been carried out in collaboration with NUS Singapore and University of Maryland (UMD), College Park.


Morten Fjeld's research activities are situated in the field of Human-Computer Interaction with a focus on tangible, mobile, and cross-device interaction. In 2005, he founded the t2i Lab at Chalmers. He holds a dual MSc degree in applied mathematics from NTNU (Norway) and ENSIMAG (France), and a PhD from ETH-Z (Switzerland). In 2002, Morten Fjeld received the ETH Medal for his PhD titled "Designing for Tangible Interaction". In 2004, Morten Fjeld became a faculty member of the Dept. of CSE, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. In 2011, he was a visiting professor at NUS (Singapore); in 2016 he was a visiting professor at Tohoku University (Japan). Since 2016, he is also an adjunct faculty member of the University of Bergen (Norway).