In this talk, Professor Rohs will present some projects of the Human-Computer Interaction Group at Leibniz Universität Hannover. Specifically, he will talk about mobile and wearable forms of tactile and haptic feedback. Here, one important requirement is the device size and power consumption. Professor Rohs present a project in detail in which new approachs for pedestrian navigation are being developed and evaluated. It focuses on haptic feedback and implicit guidance of the pedestrian, preventing additional cognitive load from the navigation task.


Michael Rohs is a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany. His primary research interests are in mobile human-computer interaction, mobile interactive media, and pervasive computing. His work focuses on novel interaction techniques for mobile devices, applications of computer vision techniques in mobile HCI, the usage of sensors for mobile interactions, and the integration of physical and virtual resources in the user's environment. He received a Diplom in Computer Science from the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. In the past, he worked as a research assistant in the Distributed Systems Group at ETH Zurich, as a senior research scientist at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories and Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Munich.