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Stefan Soutschek M. Sc.

Alumnus of the Pattern Recognition Lab of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

InformARTik: Technology, Art and Communication

Immersive Painting


Immersive painting represents a human machine interface, which helps elderly people learn how to become aware of their physical state and how to in uence it. One of the biggest requirements for such a system is to provide an intuitive interface which does not overexert an elderly person, while also being easily accepted. Here, the connection of art and computer science off ers the ideal outlet for such an interface.

With immersive painting, we show an user interface that is pleasant, expressive and does not look like the traditional computer interactions. We use classical biosignals, such as skin temperature or skin conductance, to get the necessary information of the physical state of the user. This information is presented to the user as individual artwork, which is created from the measured biosignals and the position of a cursor.

Of course, the traditional scienti c graph output is also made available. Another aspect of the system is that its design, allows its smooth integration into a normal home environment, or art studio. All necessary components are o -the-shelf, commercially available products to reduce costs and to allow a quick setup time.