We experience the world through and because of our bodies. Our perception has adapted to respond to relevant information, which we use to actively create our experience of the world. Perception is a process which combines motor (efferent) output with sensory (afferent) input. The motor and sensory elements are inseparable, hence, sensorimotor.
We conduct research on such sensorimotor loops and explore their role in Human Computer Interaction. Our research focuses on understanding these sensorimotor loops themselves, designing how they might be deployed in on-body systems, and creating the technology, materials, and infrastructure for implementing these.
We are having an exciting research summer. Yuran Ding is joining as a PhD student, Rachel Freire is joining to work on new wearable interactive garment interfaces, and Konrad Fabian will be applying his experience in generative modeling to our projects.
We published 3 papers at CHI '23. Our Haptic Servo paper was awarded an Honourable Mention.
The senSInt team co-hosted the Sustainable Haptic Design Workshop at CHI this year. Exciting keynote talks by Eric Vezzoli, Vincent Levesque, & Hasti Seifi.
2023: Designing Interactive Shoes for Tactile Augmented Reality – Dennis Wittchen, Valentin Martinez-Missir, Sina Mavali, Nihar Sabnis, Courtney N. Reed, Paul Strohmeier
2023: Haptic Servos: Self-Contained Vibrotactile Rendering System for Creating or Augmenting Material Experiences – Nihar Sabnis, Dennis Wittchen, Courtney N. Reed, Narjes Pourjafarian, Jürgen Steimle, Paul Strohmeier
2023: Negotiating Experience and Communicating Information Through Abstract Metaphor – Courtney N. Reed, Paul Strohmeier, Andrew MacPherson
2023: Tactile Symbols with Continuous and Motion-Coupled Vibration: An Exploration of using Embodied Experiences for Hermeneutic – Nihar Sabnis, Dennis Wittchen, Gabriela Vega, Courtney N. Reed, Paul Strohmeier
2022: Exploring Experiences with New Musical Instruments through Micro-phenomenology – Courtney N. Reed, Charlotte Nordmoen, Andrea Martelloni, Giacomo Lepri, Nicole Robson, Eevee Zayas-Garin, Kelsey Cotton, Lia Mice, Andrew McPhersonView Publications