The research group “Human-Computer Interaction and Accessibility” (Prof. Dr. Kathrin Gerling) at the Institute for Anthropomatics und Robotics (IAR) explores interactive systems and their potential to provide enriching experiences. From a technical perspective, the research focus lies on systems that are closely intertwined with users’ bodies, ranging from sensor-based wearable systems and assistive technology to immersive experiences such as digital games and virtual reality. Central to the research of the group is the question how interactive technology can be designed in a way that supports human self-determination, and how we can achieve experiential accessibility – accessibility that strives for equitable experiences, extends beyond the removal of barriers, and seeks to provide engaging user experiences for all of us.

The research group is part of the Real-World Lab Accessibility.

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