The rise of technology that supports a partnership between user and computer highlights an opportunity for a new era of “human-computer integration”, contrasting the previously dominant paradigm of computers functioning as tools. This project focuses on embodied integration, where a computer tightly integrates with the person’s body.
This project draws on a recent Dagstuhl Seminar (https://www.dagstuhl.de/en/program/calendar/semhp/?semnr=18322) that brought together leading experts from industry and academia, including those who are central to the development of products and ideas such as wearables, on-body robotics, and exertion systems. The goal is to address key questions around the design of embodied integration and to jump-start new approaches for a playful human-computer integration future.
For more information see http://exertiongameslab.org
The result will be a thesis in the field of interaction design.