Adiyan Mujibiya, PhD Student
My research general vision propose Metric Bits concept; interactivity in arbitrary surfaces, space between surfaces, objects, and specially, the human body. The primary objective of this research is to explore novel sensing method for gesture and activity recognition, to allow more integrated solution in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). By augmenting the human body with sensors for computationally enhancements, we will eventually shift the paradigm of Human-Computer Interaction to Human-Computer Integration.
The idea is to combine intuitive human sense and sensor data. One concrete example is proprioception; e.g. human ability to touch their body parts without the sense of sight. Another example is human ability to touch type, i.e. typing without using the sense of sight to find keys. These are obvious hints for an open research field in intuitive user interface design.
I have also begun a new thread of research, namely Human Wire concept, which focused on leveraging human body (or any biological tissue) capabilities of propagating and interfering signals (both acoustic and electromagnetic), as well as explorations on Electric Field Sensing.