Inventors workshop: Using Physiological Sensing for Embodied Interaction from March 9th – 10th (11th) 2017 in Stuttgart

The HCI group at the University of Stuttgart and the Fachgruppe „be-greifbare Interaktion“ invite you to the „Inventors workshop: Using Physiological Sensing for Embodied Interaction“ at the University of Stuttgart on Thursday, 9th March and Friday, 10th March 2017.

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In this workshop, we will introduce the basic concepts for sensing of human muscle activity. We provide a basic explanation of how physiological sensing works, introduce how it can be technically realized, and show different applications and usage scenarios.

Using Arduino-boards with EMG shields all participants can acquire hands-on experience in creating their own EMG controlled device. During the workshop, we will first use a pre-programmed setup to demonstrate working principle and the signal output that can be expected. Then teams will define their own ideas (e.g. EMG controlled musical instrument, EMG controlled game, an innovative visualization of EMG signals, or something completely different) and work towards a fully functional prototype. At the end of the workshop, each team will present what they have created.
Optionally participants can stay for another day to continue on their project.

Preliminary Agenda
Thursday, March, 9th 2017
11:00 Lab tour HCILab Stuttgart (optional)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Welcome to the Workshop
13:15-14:00 Keynote: Physiological Sensing
14:00-14:30 Introduction to EMG and Control through Muscle Activity (Albrecht Schmidt)
14:30-15:00 EMG try-out session
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:00 Ideation Session in Teams
16:00-18:00 Hands-On Prototyping: EMG controlled Devices
19:00 We leave for Dinner.

Friday, March 10th 2017
9:00-12:30 Hands-On Prototyping: EMG controlled Devices continued
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Presentation of Results and Discussion
15:00-16:00 GI-Fachgruppensitzung

Friday from 16:00 to Saturday 16:00 (optional)
Hands-On Prototyping: EMG controlled Devices continued
You are invited to stay for another day and to continue your project. The workshop location will be available, as will be tools and expertise.

The workshop is free of charge but registration is reqired.

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