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Gibbons Lecture: “Dissolving the interface between humans & computers"

The University of Auckland 2021 Gibbons Memorial Lecture Series
"Dissolving the interface between humans and computers"


Thursday 27 May
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Lib B10 Lecture Theatre, General Library Basement, (109-B10), UoA, Lib B10 Lecture Theatre,
5 Alfred Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand
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What's it all about?

Title: Assistive Augmentations: Creating new Human Computer Interfaces that Seamlessly Integrate with our Body, Mind and Behaviour

Speaker: Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland

The overarching topic of this lecture is centred on the design and development of novel human computer interfaces that seamlessly integrate with a user’s mind, body and behaviour, providing an enhanced perception. We call this ‘Assistive Augmentation.’ Creating such Assistive Augmentations poses a twofold challenge as they require a novel input and interactions as well as a holistic design approach. Inspired by insights from physiology, neuroscience, emerging electronic devices, computational methods and design thinking approach, we have an unprecedented opportunity to design a new generation of Assistive Augmentations.

This talk will present several proof of concept Assistive Augmentations for enhancing human I/O in the focus areas of assistive technologies, novel input strategies, smart health and well-being, and interactive learning technologies.

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