Research Projects

Here you can find a list of all our HCI (Human-Computer-Interaction) research projects:


OGFLab stands for Open Game & FabLab Offenburg. It promotes the entrepreneurial spirit at the university across all faculties with its own premises including the corresponding equipment, professional advice and comprehensive network. The focus is on game and app development (GameLab) and rapid prototyping (FabLab). The OGFLab is funded by the BMBF with the “StartUpLab@FH” measure.

07/2021 – 06/2025


The aim of the emocare project is to make evaluations of emotions and mental states accessible in health care using emotion, gesture and voice regocnition algorithms. emocare is a project in cooperation with Dr. Hornecker Softwareentwicklung und IT-Dienstleistungen funded by the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) of BMWi.

02/2021 – 11/2022

Noneliness App

The Noneliness App project investigates how a gamified social platform can strengthen the social connectedness of the university community members and reduce loneliness among students. Based on the exchange of text messages in a secure virtual environment, users can organise meetings, make new friends, set up discussion groups or seek psychological support. The platform makes use of gamification as a way to enhance student engagement in helping each other.

See also: Offenburg University of Applied Sciences launches Noneliness App and Loneliness App at MobileHCI 2020

10/2018 – 09/2022

Social Robots - ACI research project

Social Robots

The research project Social Robots investigates the social acceptance – especially with regard to cultural differences – of social robots. Social robots are machines that are able to recognize as well as interpret human facial expressions and gestures and can match their own actions to them. The project addresses the acceptance of robots on an empirical level.

See also: Social Robots – A Science Comic and Social Robots: Springer Book and A Workshop: Social Robots

Project Archive

Here you can find a list of all our completed projects:

SUITCEYES Logo - ACI research project


The EU-funded project SUITCEYES will enlarge the communication space for deafblind people. By using different sensors and actuators a Smart Textile will receive information about its environment and pass it on to the person wearing it.

01/2018 – 06/2021

incluMOVE Logo - ACI research project


incluMOVE is an educational research project that aims at empowering people with reduced or impaired performance during their work. The goal is a context-aware and interactive system which provides support by projection and a haptic device. Additionally, gamification elements will integrate a playful character into everyday work.

10/2017 – 03/2021

Kobelu Logo -ACI research project


The project KoBeLU develops a context-aware and interactive system which should make learning more playful and self guided for trainees. The system should act as a personal coach and adjust the training sessions individually by using emotion recognition. If the trainee needs help, hints and tips are projected onto the working area.

08/2016 – 07/2019