Invited Speaker: Dr. Masaaki Fukumoto
Date&Time: 10a.m.-10:30a.m., May 6. 2015 (Wed)
Place: E2-1, #1222 Seminar Room
Title: Fulltime-Wear Interface Devices
Abstract: "Wearables" is one of ultimate style of mobile computing. People will deeply connect with the Internet via tiny accessories in 24 hours. Many kinds of "wearables" have been proposed; however, their interaction style is not properly designed (tiny buttons and screens are still used). I will talk about requirements for achieving "fulltime-wear" interactions with some examples.
Bio: Dr. Masaaki Fukumoto is currently a lead researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction Group of Microsoft Research Asia. His research interests are mainly on designing and evaluating HCI Device & Hardware. He has been actively working on 1) wearable and portable human interface devices, and 2) human interface devices that utilize characteristics of human body, and living body information. Before joining MSRA, he was with NTT DoCoMo labs. He received his BS, MS, and PhD from the University of Electro-Communications in 1988, 1990, and 2000, respectively.
About MSRA HCI Group: The Human-Computer Interaction group at Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA HCI) conducts interdisciplinary research spanning science, technology and design. The group aims to develop new concepts and capabilities that elevate our ability to live, work, and play in a world that is always on and ever changing. Their diverse research interests include the enabling technologies of sensing and actuation, the modalities of haptic and tangible interaction, and the high-value activities of learning and communication. You can find more information athttp://research.microsoft.com/