Topic: Using Physiological Sensing for Embodied Interaction
Event date:  March 9, 2017 9:00 AM  to March 10, 2017 4:00 PM

In this workshop, we will introduce the basic concepts for sensing of human muscle activity. We provide a basic explanation of how physiological sensing works, introduce how it can be technically realized, and show different applications and usage scenarios.

Using Arduino-boards with EMG shields all participants can acquire hands-on experience in creating their own EMG controlled device. During the workshop, we will first use a pre-programmed setup to demonstrate working principle and the signal output that can be expected. Then teams will define their own ideas (e.g. EMG controlled musical instrument, EMG controlled game, an innovative visualization of EMG signals, or something completely different) and work towards a fully functional prototype. At the end of the workshop, each team will present what they have created.

Optionally participants can stay for another day to continue on their project.



Thursday, March, 9th 2017

11:00 Lab tour HCILab Stuttgart (optional)

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Welcome to the Workshop

13:15-14:00 Keynote by Leonardo Gizzi: Physiological sensing for Human Computer Interaction

14:00-14:30 Introduction to EMG and Control through Muscle Activity (Jakob Karolus, Albrecht Schmidt)

14:30-15:00 EMG try-out session (all)

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:00 Ideation Session (all)

16:00-18:00 Hands-On Prototyping (all)

19:00 We leave for Dinner…
19:30 KÖNIGSBAU Café (Königstraße 28, 70173 Stuttgart – Haltestelle Stadtmitte)


Friday, March 10th 2017

9:00-9:30 Intermediate presentations: EMG controlled Devices

9:30-12:30 Hands-On Prototyping: EMG controlled Devices continued

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Presentation of Results and Discussion

15:00-16:00 GI-Fachgruppensitzung


Friday from 16:00 to Saturday 16:00 (optional)

Hands-On Prototyping: EMG controlled Devices continued

Event location:  University of Stuttgart
SimTech Building
Room 0.009
Pfaffenwaldring (PWR) 5a
70569  Stuttgart

Further links: Detailed information & Agenda