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

Tactile Feedback for Motion Guidance
Motion guidance for position, direction and continuous velocities, is provided to tracked users using visual, vibrotactile and pneumatic feedback.
Multimodal Motion Guidance: Techniques for Adaptive Dynamic Feedback
Schönauer, C., Fukushi, K., Olwal, A., Kaufmann, H., and Raskar, R.
Proceedings of ICMI 2012 (ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction), Santa Monica, CA, Oct 22-26, 2012, pp. 133-140.

ICMI 2012
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