Workshop Organisers

The organisers represent a rich mix of leading researchers in tangible interaction, health and exploring the interaction between them.

Audrey Girouard is an assistant professor in the School of Information Technology at Carleton University. Specializing in next generation interactions, her research focuses on deformable user interactions using flexible displays and bend gesture inputs. She is currently exploring deformation of displays and objects for hand dexterity rehabilitation and for physically impaired populations.

David McGookin is an assistant professor in Computer Science at Aalto University. His research focuses on multimodal and multisensory interaction for computer interfaces, particularly with regards to location-based interaction and interfaces for physical impairments. He currently leads work on the Nordforsk ActivABLES project developing tangible solutions to better support Stroke rehabilitation.

Katie Siek is an associate professor in Informatics at Indiana University Bloomington. Her primary research interests are in human computer interaction, health informatics, and ubiquitous computing. Related to the workshop, Katie’s lab has designed and developed wearable technologies that assist with knee rehabilitation, personal feedback for squats, and empowering children to build their own health sensing technologies.

Orit Shaer is an associate professor of Computer Science and Media Arts and Sciences at Wellesley College. Her research focuses on the application of tangible and embodied interaction to scientific discovery, collaborative learning, and health informatics. She is a primary investigator on a 3-years NSF funded project, which explores the role of HCI in personal genomics. Related to this workshop Orit’s lab has develop novel interactive visualizations for personal genetics and experimented with tabletop interface for allergen detection, as well as wearables for wellbeing.

Marilyn Lennon is a senior lecturer in Human computer Interaction. She currently holds a Chancellor’s Fellowship position in Technologies for Health and Wellness in the School of Computer and Information Science at the University of Strathclyde. She has held several grants investigating novel multimodal technologies for health and wellbeing, capturing complex requirements for the design of smart homes and personalisable reminder systems for older adults. She is currently lead research scientist on the £37M Innovate UK funded dallas programme evaluating the benefits and impact of digital health technologies at scale in the UK.

Peter Bennett is a Research Assistant in Computer Science at the University of Bristol whose research focuses on the design of new Tangible User Interfaces. Peter has recently worked on the Tangible Memories project, designing novel storytelling and reminiscence systems for encouraging social interaction in care homes for the elderly.