Screenshot of Documentary about deafblind persons
Misc Projects Publication

Impressive Documentary about the Life of Deafblind Persons

The new film “Suitceyes Documentary” by four students from Offenburg University provides a sensitive insight into the everyday life of deafblind persons. It shows how intelligent wearables developed in the EU-project SUITCEYES can significantly improve their lives. New ways of inclusion No vision and a long silence – this is how the 26-minutes documentary introduces …

Tactile Board - communication prototype for deafblind individuals
Projects Publication Research

Tactile Board presented at MUM 2020

During the 19th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia MUM 2020, SUITCEYES presented the Tactile Board, a multimodal communication prototype that uses haptic communication to support individuals with deafblindness in social interactions. A Multimodal AAC Device for Individuals with Deafblindness The concept for the communication prototype Tactile Board emerged from co-creation sessions with members …

Virtual Agents displayed in the Florida Study
Misc Publication Research

Collaborative study with Florida

How much do we accept virtual agents, even if they give us negative feedback or even insult us? The PhD. Candidate Isaac Wang from Florida investigated this together with the Affective & Cognitive Institute ACI in an intercultural study about acceptance of virtual agents. The result of the different acceptance by American and German participants …

Publication Research

Loneliness App at MobileHCI 2020

In the midst of innovative works and ideas on the ecosystem of mobile, smart and embedded devices that always permeate the MobileHCI conferences, in this year’s edition we had the honour to present the research “A Mobile App to Combat Loneliness and Social Isolation Among University Students” at the event’s Doctoral Consortium. This project, conducted …

Research Projects Publication

ACI wins People’s Choice Award of ASSETS 2020

Last week, ACI participated in the 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2020). Due to the on-going covid-19 pandemic, ASSETS was moved to a virtual format for the first time. We presented two publications, the prototype of a gamified haptic wearable and ongoing-work about accessible touchscreens for deafblind individuals – originated …

Events Projects Publication

incluMOVE at MUC 2020

Amongst virtual reality applications and experimental installations, the incluMOVE prototype was accepted as a demo paper for the German HCI conference Mensch und Computer 2020 (September 6-9). In a YouTube livestream we presented this contribution with the incluMOVE demonstrator representing the ACI. Every year, designers, developers and scientists from the fields of usability and user …

An image of the setup of our participatory design session
ACI Team Events Projects Publication Research

ACI at the DIS 2020 Conference

We are happy to share that the Affective & Cognitive Institute had a work-in-progress paper accepted into the prestigious ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2020, July 6-20) conference proceedings. Our paper titled “Co-Designing Assistive Tools to Support Social Interactions by Individuals with Deafblindness” describes the opportunities and challenges of including individuals with deafblindness in design …

ACI Team

Interview in the Offenburger Tageblatt

AN ADDED VALUE FOR THE PEOPLE In an interview, professor Oliver Korn takes a look into the future of robots. Coming into Oliver Korn’s office, first thing, the visitor meets Pepper. The little guy certainly looks nice and friendly, but the interaction with the professor is still a bit of a struggle. But Korn is …