I design and develop interactions and technologies that embrace digital and physical experiences. I am specifically interested in tools, techniques and devices that enable new interaction concepts for the augmentation and empowerment of human abilities. This includes 3D user interfaces, interaction techniques, augmented reality, mixed reality, virtual reality, ubiquitous computing, mobile devices, novel interfaces for medical imaging, multimodal systems, touch-screen interaction, and software/hardware prototyping.

The research projects are from exciting times and inspiring collaborations at different research labs and institutions, including MIT, Columbia University, University of California, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), and Microsoft Research.I teach at Stanford University and have previously taught at Rhode Island School of Design and KTH.

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Alex Olwal, Ph.D.
Sr Research Scientist, Google
olwal [at] acm.org
Alex Olwal

Augmenting Prosthetics
proCover uses pressure-sensing textiles to offer non-invasive, self-applicable and customizable sensory augmentation for prosthetics.
proCover: Sensory Augmentation of Prosthetic Limbs Using Smart Textile Covers
Leong, J. Parzer, P., Perteneder, F., Babic, T., Rendl, C., Vogl, A., Egger, H., Olwal, A., and Haller, M.
Proceedings of UIST 2016 - Best Paper Award (Top 1%) (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology), Tokyo, Japan, Oct 16-19, 2016, pp. 335-346.

UIST 2016 - Best Paper Award (Top 1%)
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