The main goal of embedded interaction is to look at new opportunities that arise from the sensor-actuator-based embedded systems for human-computer interaction and the immediate values users and system operators gain.
We research on methods, tools and applications of sensor-actuator-based networked embedded systems and novel forms of human-computer interaction with these systems.
Our key focus research areas are human-computer interaction, internet of things and industry 4.0 and life technologies. Selected research areas are usability and user experience design, mobile and wearable technologies, personal fabrication and rapid prototyping, digitalization, technology support in daily life and healthcare.

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EISLAB-Overview Perception & Cognition Theory of Human-Computer Interaction Usability, User Interfaces & User Experience Mobile & Wearable Interaction Digitalization Manufacturing & Production Sensing Technologies & Sense Making Interaction with the Internet of Things Semantic Technologies Support in Daily Life Support in Healthcare Sensor- & Technology-based Assessment Technology Assessment and Influence & Societal Implications Life Technologies Internet of Things & Industry 4.0 Human-Computer Interaction
About us:
Since March 2013, Prof. Kranz is heading the "Lehrstuhl für Informatik mit Schwerpunkt Eingebettete Systeme" (Chair of Embedded Systems) at the University of Passau, Germany. Prior to this appointment, Prof. Kranz headed, as assistant professor (Juniorprofessor), the "Fachgebiet Verteilte Multimodale Informationsverarbeitung" (VMI) (the Distributed Multimodal Information Processing Group) from July 2009 to August 2012 at Technische Universität München, Germany. From September 2012 to January 2013, he was associate professor at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.
The "Embedded Interactive Systems Laboratory" (EISLab, pronounciation: [aislæb]) is a virtual research and teaching unit. It consists of the staff of the "Lehrstuhl für Informatik mit Schwerpunkt Eingebettete Systeme" (Chair of Embedded Systems) at the "Fakultät für Informatik und Mathematik" (Department of Informatics and Mathematics) of the Universität Passau (University of Passau) and the internal and external Ph.D. students, as well as our affiliates in research and industry.