JST Presto Project on Open Eyewear

I'm excited and happy to be one of few none-Japanese researchers to receive a JST Presto (Sakigake) project grant, on the Topic Open Collective Eyewear.

December 26, 2016 posts

ISWC and UbiComp in Heidelberg

It's a strange feeling to have UbiComp and ISWC so close to my home.

November 6, 2016 posts

Kai at CHI 2016

back @ this year's CHI 2016. We just have 3 Late Breaking Work submissions accepted ...

May 8, 2016 posts

Lessons from the Dagstuhl Seminar on Eyewear Computing

We took a risk in organizing the Eyewear Computing Seminar as we deviated largely from the standard model, yet I believe it payed off.

May 7, 2016 posts

Looking back on UbiComp/ISWC in Osaka

It felt nice to be back in Kansai for the biggest conferences in my field.

September 28, 2015 posts

After my first SIGGRAPH

I'm impressed mostly by the Hacking Studios and the interactivity exhibits. Siggraph is my new favorite research conference.

September 14, 2015 posts

Affective Wear- Recognizing facial expressions

Katsutoshi Masai, one of my Master students had the idea to track facial expressions using low cost sensors in glasses. Quite nice work!

August 18, 2015 posts

Super Human Sports: Augmenting Blind Soccer

I'm getting more and more fascinated by augmenting Blind Soccer. After 3 blind soccer trainings, we had now a couple of meetings to discuss how to extend and enhance the play experience.

February 18, 2015 posts

31C3 Talk Slides: Eye Wear Computing

Here are the video and slides from my talk. Hope you like it. Please if you have some critique write me a mail.

February 9, 2015 posts

31C3 Aftermath

Finally, I have a little time to write about the congress. As the last couple of years, I attended the 31st Chaos Communication Congress between Christmas and New Year.

January 17, 2015 posts

Eye-Wear Computing

Smart glasses and, in general, eyewear are a fairly novel device class with a lot of possibilities for unobtrusive activity tracking. That's why I'm very excited to be working in the Team of Masahiko Inami Sensei at Keio Media Design to do research on J!NS MEME.

November 30, 2014 posts

Google Glass for Older Adults

As the first article about my grandparents using Google Glass received a lot of interest, I decided to delve a little bit more into the topic.

August 24, 2014 posts

Looking forward to ISWC/Ubicomp 2014

With roughly around 1 month to go, we are busy with demo preparations etc.

August 10, 2014 posts

Augmented Human 2014

Innovative research, that makes you first laugh and then think. The conference develops into one of my favorite venues.

March 19, 2014 posts

Beyond FuturICT

Attending the International Symposium on Service Systems Science in Tokyo, I got a glimpse on how the progress and the next steps of FuturICT ...

March 5, 2014 posts

Glass Talk at Hacker News Kansai

Introducing Google Glass to Hacker News Kansai Community was a lot of fun.

February 13, 2014 posts

Looking back at 30C3

Impressions and Talk Recommendations. Finally, a couple of days with normal people ...

January 28, 2014 posts

30C3 Toward a Cognitive Quantified Self

Discussing activity recognition for the Mind and its potential applications.

December 28, 2013 posts

Hacking Glass

So I got my hands on another Glass device and can now play with it a bit longer.

December 22, 2013 posts

Bits and Bytes instead of a Bookshelf

An interview made me wonder about how reading habits are changing and how we will narrate stories in the future.

November 29, 2013 posts

Amazing Okinawa - Attending the ASVAI Workshop

Cool research discussions at a nice location. The workshop was perfect fit to my research interests.

November 5, 2013 posts

A Week with Glass

How my grandparents interact with GLASS, showed me that Google seems to be onto something.

September 20, 2013 research

Ubicomp ISWC Impressions

Usually, I'm not such a big fan of conference openings, ...

September 15, 2013 conference

Excited about Ubicomp and ISWC

This year I'm really looking forward to Ubicomp and ISWC, it's the first time that ...

September 6, 2013 conference

ICDAR 2013 Talk Slides Online

The slides for my two talks today are now online.

August 26, 2013 research

Recognizing Reading Activities

Just finished my keynote talk at CBDAR, a Workshop at ICDAR

August 23, 2013 research

Wordometer and Document Analysis using Pervasive Sensing

In the last couple of months, I got more and more interested in learning, especially reading.

August 20, 2013 research

Kai @ CHI

So it's my first time at CHI. Pretty amazing so far ...

April 29, 2013 conference

Activity Recognition Dagstuhl Report Online

If you wonder, ...

April 24, 2013 research

Some of my favorites from the 29c3 recordings

Over the last weeks, I finally got around to watch some of the ...

February 6, 2013

ACM Multimedia 2012 Main Conference Notes

Here are some notes about ACM Multimedia, in random order.

October 31, 2012 conferences

ACM Multimedia 2012 Tutorials and Workshops

I attended the following Tutorials ...

October 29, 2012 conferences

Laughing Faces App in the AppStore

Over the last couple of weeks, I was getting settled in my new job.

August 30, 2012 hacking

AAAI activity context workshop notes

The keynote How to make Face Recognition work (pdf) by Ashis Kapoor ...

July 26, 2012 scratchpad

Towards Dynamically Configurable Context Recognition Systems

Here's a draft version of my publication for the AAI workshop ...

July 9, 2012 publication

Some of my publications are online

I'm slowly uploading a couple of references and the pdf draft versions of them.

July 8, 2012 publication

Compensating for On-body Placement Effects in Activity Recognition

Finished my phD. last year in Passau. The thesis is already published over Opus Bayern ...

July 7, 2012 publication

Using device motion in html/javascript

A while ago, I built a simple demonstration on how to stream accelerometer ...

June 18, 2012 hacking