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Thank You !

We are happy to announce the great success of our one-day symposium celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Augmented Human Lab. We had 340 registrations for the event from 32 countries. On average, each virtual session had over 150 participants. We thank all of you for your participation.

We also grateful to our prestigous keynote speakers for their valuable time and insightful talks under the overarching topic of ‘Assistive Augmentation: extending the limits of our perceptual and cognitive capabilities’.

For those who missed the event, all keynotes are now available here. Also, our gathertown demo space is available for you to see some of our best work. Please remember to use your registration email to access gathertown.


Albrecht Schmidt is a professor of computer science at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich. He is an expert in human-centered artificial intelligence, intelligent interactive systems, ubiquitous computing, multimodal user interfaces, and digital media technologies. In 2018 he was inducted into the ACM SIGCHI Academy and in 2020 he was elected into Leopoldina, the Germany academie of science.

Pattie Maes is a professor in MIT's program in Media Arts and Sciences and until recently served as academic head. She runs the Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces research group, which aims to radically reinvent the human-machine experience. Pattie is a prestigious academic, published more than 400 academic publications in premier (Human-Computer Interaction) HCI venues, and has over 40000 citations.

Pedro Lopes is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Chicago, where he leads the Human-Computer Integration lab. Pedro focuses on integrating computer interfaces with the human body—exploring the interface paradigm that supersedes wearable computing. Pedro’s work is published at top-tier conferences (ACM CHI & ACM UIST). He has received four Best Paper awards, two Best Paper nominations, and several Best Talk/Demo/Video awards.

Paul Strohmeier is an emerging HCI researcher in the areas of wearable computing, Haptic Feedback, and soft electronics fabrications. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Copenhagen's Human-Centred Computing group, Denmark, he joined the Human-Computer Interaction Lab of Saarland University as a Post-Doctoral research fellow. Recently, he established a new HCI group at the Max Planck Institute of Informatics called the sensorimotor interaction group, where he will be leading his research on tactile and kinesthetic perception, sensory augmentation, and on-body systems.

Caitlyn Seim is an emerging HCI researcher, an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on Human-machine systems, including wearable devices and haptics. While most wearable devices are for sensing, her work explores technology as an intervention -- to improve learning, health, or rehabilitation.

Masahiko Inami took up his current position as professor at the University of Tokyo after working at the University of Electro-Communications and Keio University. His interests include “JIZAI body editing technology,” the Augmented Human, and entertainment engineering. He has received several awards, including TIME Magazine’s “Coolest Invention of the Year” award and the Young Scientist Award from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT)

Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller is a Professor in the department of Human-Centred Computing at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, directing the Exertion Games Lab that investigates the coming together of technology, the human body, and play. Floyd has written over 250 publications, including 11 “Best Paper Honorable Mentions”, mainly from the premier publication outlets in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) such as CHI, CHI PLAY, DIS, TEI, Ubicomp (IMWUT), UIST, and ToCHI and IJHCS.

Jürgen Steimle is a professor at the Department of Computer Science at Saarland University and Saarland Informatics Campus. He directs the Human-Computer Interaction and Interactive Technologies Lab. His work was recognized with an ERC Starting Grant, best paper awards at the premier conferences in human-computer interaction ACM CHI and UIST, and the Best Computer Science Dissertation Award 2009 by the German, Austrian, and Swiss Computer Societies.

Professor Aaron Quigley is Head of School in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia. He is the technical program chair for the ACM EICS conference in 2022, and he co-chaired the ACM CHI Conference in 2021. He is an ACM Distinguished Member and serves on the ACM CHI conference steering committee. His goal is to advance human interface technologies to bridge the divide between the physical world we live in and the digital world where the power of computing currently resides.

Professor Mark Billinghurst is an expert in human-computer interface technology, particularly in the areas of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. He is currently directing Empathic Computing Lab of Auckland Bioengineering Institute, the University of Auckland. He was awarded a Discover Magazine Award in 2001 for Entertainment for creating the Magic Book technology. In 2004, he was nominated for a prestigious World Technology Network (WTN) World Technology Award in the education category and in 2005 he was appointed to the New Zealand Government’s Growth and Innovation Advisory Board.

With over fifteen years of experience in the Wearable Computing research field, Kai works as a Professor at the Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan. Beforehand, he held an Assistant Professorship at Osaka Prefecture University. He has written more than 250 academic papers, which were primarily published in premier HCI venues. He received a Summa Cum Laude for his Ph.D. thesis from Passau University. His work experience includes research visits/internships at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), MIT Media Lab, Sunlabs Europe, and the German Stock Exchange.

Tobias is an Associate Professor in mobile systems and HCI, and he is co-directing the HCI group at the University of Otago. He was previously a senior researcher at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision, Graz University of Technology, Austria. His main research interest is location-based mobile interfaces, where he works at the intersection of HCI, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, and Pervasive Computing. Over the years, he has been involved in various academic and industrial projects. He is an active member within the international research community with more than 100 academic publications up-to-date.