In addition to this, a key question is how humans can meaningfully cooperate with machines to ensure that tasks are carried out better overall. Both humans and machines can contribute to fi nd a solution. Good illustrations of this can be found in medicine. When carrying out diffi cult operations, for example on the human brain, virtual assistance systems can be used to provide the surgeon with important additional information – where exactly is the tumor; where are critical constrictions that require particular care?
In the intensive care, machines handle monitoring of patients’ vital signs, with medical personnel reacting accordingly. Empirical studies have, however, shown that numerous visual and acoustic alarm signals can be problematic since it is rarely necessary for personnel to actually intervene. In such cases the flow of information in not helpful but rather can be dangerous because it causes over-familiarization. A mere parallel existence of humans and machines can thus lead to a negative outcome. Human-machine cooperation is a better option, with the machines condensing information to generate a useful overall picture from many single parameters. Intuitive displays could then enable nursing personnel to quickly recognize whether patients are doing well or not.
Interactive systems are already being used in many diff erent environments today. In transportation modes such as cars, planes, or ships; in devices such as smartphones, tablets, or wearables; and in control rooms and voice-controlled devices. Conventional input and output modalities such as keyboards or monitors are increasingly being replaced by so-called »multimodal user interfaces« that incorporate multiple sensory channels. Intelligent assistants facilitate contextsensitive use and interaction with real objects in our daily environment. Ambient lighting can, for example, today be controlled using a smart device; acoustic signal, or voice command.
Depending on the application context, human-machine interaction and cooperation is subject to specifi c requirements regarding fitness for purpose; user-friendliness; acceptance; robustness; and security. Correspondingly, the Human Machine Cooperation competence cluster uses a variety of analysis, development, and evaluation methods to design and validate interactive or cooperative systems. Application focuses are, for example, assistive systems in vehicles, ships, healthcare, medicine, and personal health.
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Building a high-quality innovative STEM network in Northwest GermanyDuration: 2020 - 2023
Reduktion körperlicher Belastungen von Handwerksberufen durch optimierte ExoskeletteDuration: 2022 - 2025
Development of a smart analysis platform supported by augmented realityDuration: 2022 - 2024
Zusammen Erleben, Immersiv Teilhaben durch taktil unterstützte Virtual-Reality-Immersion in Multi-Nutzer-SzenarienDuration: 2021 - 2024
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Shakeri, Gözel and Jung, Frederike and Altarriba Bertran, Ferran and Friday, Adrian and Fernández Galeote, Daniel; Adjunct Proceedings of the 2022 Nordic Human-Computer Interaction Conference; October / 2022
Boll, Susanne and S. Lee, Jeannie and Meyer, Jochen and Nag, Nitish and O'Connor, Noel E.; IEEE MultiMedia; 2022
Kimmel, Simon and Heuten, Wilko; 05 / 2022
Weiß, Sebastian and Kimmel, Simon and Withöft, Ani and Jung, Frederike and Boll, Susanne CJ and Heuten, Wilko; Proceedings of Mensch Und Computer 2022; September / 2022
Mamykina, Lena and A. Epstein, Daniel and Klasnja, Predrag and Sprujt-Metz, Donna and Meyer, Jochen and Czerwinski, Mary and Althoff, Tim and Choe, Eun Kyoung and De Choudhury, Munmun and Lim, Brian; CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts; 2022
Boll, Susanne and Meyer, Jochen; IEEE MultiMedia; 2022
Jung, Frederike and von Holdt, Kai and Krüger, Ronja and Meyer, Jochen and Heuten, Wilko; 25th International Academic Mindtrek Conference; November / 2022
Auerswald, Tina and Hendker, Anna and Ratz, Tiara and Lippke, Sonia and Pischke, Claudia R and Peters, Manuela and Meyer, Jochen and von Holdt, Kai and Voelcker-Rehage, Claudia; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 2022
Weiß, Sebastian and Busse, Steffen and Heuten, Wilko; IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR); March / 2022