Prof. Dr. Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg
Prof. Dr. Jan Borchers, RWTH Aachen University,
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle, Saarland University
The key approach of RIME to achieve is to unlock the interactive potential for rich interaction with the materials in our smart environments. We will be designing, prototyping, and evaluating scalable sensor and actuator technology and touch interaction paradigms for seamless integration into everyday materials and objects, to enable natural and scalable hands-on interactions with our future smart homes. As a result, the physical artefacts in our homes, such as chairs, tables, walls, and other surfaces, can be equipped with an interactive digital “skin”, or contain interactive sensor and actuator materials; and swiping along a table, say, to unfold it for additional guests may become a possible scenario.