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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 device that uses haptic communication to support individuals with deafblindness in social interactions. A Multimodal AAC Device for Individuals with Deafblindness The concept for the Tactile Board emerged from co-creation sessions with members of the …

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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. The result of the different acceptance by American and German participants makes an important contribution to …

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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 …

An image of the setup of our participatory design session
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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 …

Garment Vest Prototype of SUITCEYES
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“Follow Your Partner” – SUITCEYES Pilot Study

Having created a prototype for the gamified scenario titled Follow Your Partner, designed to help individuals with deafblindness learn how to navigate with the vest, it was time to conduct a pilot study. The study, part of the SUITCEYES project, took place this November in Stuttgart and at Offenburg University with four individuals with deafblindness. …

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New Book on Social Robots

Social robots not only work with humans in collaborative workspaces – we meet them in shopping malls and even more personal settings like health and care. Does this imply they should become more human, able to interpret and adequately respond to human emotions? Do we want them to help elderly persons? Do we want them …

Illustration of a robot facing an elder woman
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Social Robots – Assistance for the Elderly?

In collaboration with Francesca Fracasso, a researcher of the “Planning and Scheduling Technology Laboratory” (PST Lab, headed by Amedeo Cesta), at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the National Research Council of Italy, we are conducting a cross-cultural investigation on people’s believes and opinions on social robots. Social robots differ from other …