Previous projects at TU Darmstadt:

  • CESORA (2005-2007) Context Aware Support for Business Applications, project funded by SAP Research.
  • MOBVIS (2005-2008) Vision Technologies and Intelligent Maps for Mobile Attentive Interfaces in Urban Scenarios. EU-funded IST project under FET open, #FP6-511051. In cooperation with Joanneum Research Austria, the University of Ljubljana, KTH Stockholm, and Tele Atlas NV.

  • Porcupine2 (2006-2009) Long-term, fine-grained actigraphy with a small-scaled wearable sensor -- Open-source project on

  • Activity Spotting (DFG project, in cooperation with the University of Passau)

Previous projects at Lancaster University:

  • Smart-Its (2001-2003) Small-scale embedded devices that can be attached to everyday objects to augment them with sensing, perception, computation, and communication. Enabling technology for building and testing ubiquitous computing scenarios. The project is part of the European initiative The Disappearing Computer, and funded in part by the Commission of the European Union, and by the Swiss Federal Office for Education and Science.

  • Equator (2001-2006) Uncovering and supporting the variety of possible relationships between physical and digital worlds, improving the quality of everyday life by building and adapting technologies for a range of user groups and application domains. Six-year, UK-funded EPSRC IRC project (GR/N15986/01 - "Technological Innovation in Physical and Digital Life") in cooperation with seven other UK institutions: the University of Bristol, the University of Glasgow, the University of Nottingham, the Royal College of Art, the University of Southampton, the University of Sussex, and University College London.

  • Pin&Play (2002-2003) Pin&play is a new approach of ad-hoc networking among objects that people can attach to large surfaces, such as notes that people pin to notice boards or artifacts that people hang on the walls in their home. Sponsored by the IST-FET programme of the European Commission under contract code IST-2001-37007, and in cooperation with Viktoria Institute, Sweden.

  • The Multi-Sensor Wearable (2002) hundreds of body-worn sensors to make wearables truly perceptive.

  • Cubicle (2002-): Interaction using a self-sensing autonomous cube.

  • CommonSense (2003-2006): Distributed Multi-sensor context acquisition in ubiquitous computing and wearable computing environments. EPSRC funded project under grant GR/S08848/01 ("Multi-Sensor Perceptive Interfaces in Wearable and Ubiquitous Computing") .

  • UbiCare (2003-): Ubiquitous Computing for Healthcare in the Community. DTI-funded project with Imperial College, University of Southampton, and seven industrial partners: Cardionetics, Central Data Control, Medtronic, Orange, Telewest, Tyco UK, and Toumaz Technology.


Previous projects at Starlab Research:

  • TEA: Technology for Enabling Awareness (1998-2000) Adding sensor components to mobile devices (such as mobile phones) to make them 'aware' of their context. EU-funded IST project under the ESPRIT IT for Mobility #26900. In cooperation with the University of Karlsruhe, University of Bologna and Nokia research.


  • I-Wear (1999-2001) 'Intelligent' clothing with embedded sensors, processing capabilities, memory and power. Starlab Consortium project with: Recticel, Bekintex, Courreges, Vasco, Adidas, AT&T, Epson, Energizer, Siemens, France Telecom, Samsonite, Philips, SCA, Orange, and Gore. And with Walter Van Beirendonck as creative director.

  • T-Garden (2000) Interdisciplinary project exploring methods of artistic expression and social interaction in mixed reality. Internal Starlab project.

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