It was a pleasure to visit Anind Dey and meet faculty and students from the from the HCI Institute at Carnegie Mellon. It was a pleasure to give two talks, one on „Interaction Design for Interactiver Personal Health“ as well as on our research in the field of „Pervasive Light Displays for Daily Acitivities“. It was a pleasure that – given the summer – such a nice audience attended the talks which was highly interacting and the interesting questions and discussions.
Grace Sangwon Bae introduced me into her work on tracking health behavior with sensors and its application in the field of alcohol abuse and but also in the field of congestive heart failure. Thank you for sharing these interesting results in this area. Adrian Defreitas showed me his very interesting work on Impromptu, an App and Service that contributes to the world of internet of things by easily retreiving and connecting to objects and services at a certain location. It was nice to meet Seungjun Kim again who also was at PervasiveHealth 2014 in Oldenburg. He showed my a very rich collection of his work in sensor augmentation, sensor data mining, qne quality of life technology. There are many connections of his work on interruptibility in the car to our work on the Automotive domain and in the field of ambient assisted living. Afsana Donab introduced me into her research on exploiting context for the application of time banking in neighborhoods and communities. Chris Harrison also had some time to chat about their recent work in gessture recognition and object touching that will be shown at UIST this year.