This is my first blog posting on human computer interaction site of UNH. I am blogging about my travel experience, lab visits in Europe and the project I am working on during my stay in Stuttgart Germany.
My name is Rudra Timsina. I am an Electrical Engineering student at University of New Hampshire. I graduated from UNH with a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering in May 2014. I am attending UNH Graduate School from fall 2014. I am very thankful to Professor Kun and Professor Miller for providing me an opportunity to participate in a summer research project in Germany; International Research Experience for Students-a program of University of New Hampshire (UNH IRES).
It’s a great pleasure for me to spend two months in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) lab in Stuttgart with three other friends. We are working with eye tracking devices, brain computer interfaces and biofeedback system to measure physiological responses induced as a result of cognitive load task and light illumination. We spent first few weeks learning new technologies that were needed for our project. We also spent some time reading literatures related to our project. We learned to use eye trackers (SMI, Facelab, tobii), EPOC-brain computer interface, and Nexus 10 – biofeedback system.
It was very exciting to meet a group of very nice people at HCI lab in Stuttgart. It was good to know about their interesting projects. Some of the projects were about augmented workplace with user defined tangibles, projects on public displays, large scale analysis of mobile notifications, project with driving simulators, etc.
I want to thank the whole HCI team at Stuttgart for helping us with housing setup, transportation, to get familiar with the city and project related assistance.
More post coming soon…