Augmented Human Lab

Suranga Nanayakkara: Humanizing technology

The Augmented Human Lab focus on exploring the ways of creating enabling human-computer interfaces as natural extensions of our body, mind and behaviour. We call this "Assistive Augmentation". Creating such assistive augmentations poses a twofold challenge as they require: (1) novel hardware technologies and interfaces that capture relevant sensory information, understand the physical environment they are used to, while being unobtrusive. (2) holistic design approach to increase efficiency, support independence and social acceptance to account for real-world applicability.

We apply the research conducted in the Augmented Human Lab to

  • Assistive and rehabilitative technology
  • Smart health and well-being
  • Independent living for the ageing population
  • Interactive media, communication and collaboration

These application domains particularly pertain to the Lab's vision of enhancing how we live, work & play and finding the humanity in technology.