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  • New work by researchers at CMU and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar shows that adding an inexpensive thermal camera to wearable devices could substantially improve how accurately they estimate calories burned.

    Thermal Camera Senses Breathing To Improve Exercise Calorie Estimates


    Any fitness buff will tell you that the estimates of calories burned made by smartphones, smartwatches and other wearable devices vary wildly. That's because these devices lack the sensors...

  • Vivian facilitating a demo at UIST 2023. [This image is from the official ACM UIST photo album]

    HCII at UIST 2023


    The 2023 ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) was held in San Francisco, California from October 29 to November 1, 2023. ...

  • Smartwatch sensor technology developed by CMU researchers could help doctors make more accurate diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

    Smartwatches Could One Day Help Diagnose ADHD in Children


    Smartwatch sensor technology developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers could help doctors make more accurate diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)....

  • HCII faculty member Chris Harrison earned the UIST Lasting Impact Award for his 2011 work on OmniTouch, a wearable system that turns everyday surfaces into an interactive screen.

    Harrison Earns Lasting Impact Award for Turning Everyday Surfaces Into Touch Screens


    Good technology takes time to get right. When widespread use of touch screens skyrocketed around 2007, for example, the research had been underway for roughly 50 years....

  • close up of the ReCompFig kinematic display



    From creating input devices to rendering tangible information, the field of HCI is interested in using kinematic mechanisms to create human-computer inter...

  • Researchers in the Smart Sensing for Humans Lab have shown that data collected from sensors in smartwatches can quickly train a millimeter wave doppler to recognize human movements and behaviors.

    SMASH Lab Uses Wearables To Train New Privacy-Preserving Sensors


    Data about home sales likely won't help someone looking for a car, just like information about basketball won't help someone playing baseball. ...

  • smartwatch on right wrist projecting the interface onto the wearer's forearm



    While smartwatches are convenient, there is a limit to their functionality due to their small interfaces. Enter LumiWatch. ...