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TAUCHI - Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction

TAUCHI carries out multidisciplinary research in human–technology interaction. We try to harmonize the potential of technology with human abilities, needs, and limitations.

Below are the projects of our research groups

Multimodal Interaction (MMIG)
Speech-based and Pervasive Interaction (SPI)
Emotions, Sociality, and Computing (ESC)
Visual Interaction Research Group (VIRG)

Current Projects

The project aims to study and develop technology and services that enhances the social and emotional bond between dogs and human, improves the monitoring of dog well-being and makes the everyday lives of dog owners easier. In addition, it aims to promote the Finnish business ecosystem for dog technology and smart data services.

  • 2016 - 2017 Digital Scents (see projects by ESC Group)

The Digital Scents (DIGITS) research project develops a system prototype which measures scents by an electric nose (eNose) and transforms them into digits. The scents can then be reproduced by using a carefully controlled self-learning scent synthesiser. In the future, synthesised scents can be perceived by people and even other machines around the world with the help of a digital communications network. The research lays the ground for developing systems that are able to transmit olfactory perceptions and experiences in real time everywhere in the world.

Mimetic interfaces refer to a new type of user interface technology in which computing and technical solutions are built to measure and imitate (mime) human behavioural functions so that lost functions can be restored digitally. The specific aim of the current project is to study and develop user interface technology especially targeted at improving and rehabilitation of face functionality (i.e. facial mimics) after unilateral facial paresis.

  • 2015 - 2018 Private and Shared Gaze: Enablers, Applications, Experiences (VIRG)
    This project will develop and study demonstrators that are made possible by the rapid spreading of eye tracking devices. The applications span from personal information management and web browsing aids to educational applications that make use of gaze-contingent digital lecture material.

  • 2013 - 2016 Mind Picture Image (VIRG)
    The main objective of the Mind, Image, Picture project is to answer the question “How do we look at pictures and what is their role in the constitution of the human mind.” In short, we ask: how do pictures become meaningful for the observer?

  • 2012 - 2015 DIGILE Digital Services (MMIG, SPI)
    DIGILE Digital Services program is a huge investment in the future of digital services business in Finland. The academic coordination of the research program is at the University of Tampere. TAUCHI's main research topics in this program are connected to different kind of education services.

  • 2012 - 2016 Haptic Gaze Interaction (MMIG, VIRG)
    The main objective of the HAGI project is to investigate how to use haptics and gaze and combined modalities in mobile interaction. The research addresses new forms of mobile devices, such as glasses, watchers and other wearable devices. The project is carrying out basic research and applying the results in practice.

Past projects 


 
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