I direct research and development of interaction technologies based on advancements in display technology, low-power and high-speed sensing, wearables, actuation, electronic textiles, and human—computer interaction. I am passionate about accelerating innovation and disruption through tools, techniques and devices that enable augmentation and empowerment of human abilities. Research interests include augmented reality, ubiquitous computing, mobile devices, 3D user interfaces, interaction techniques, interfaces for accessibility and health, medical imaging, and software/hardware prototyping.

These projects are from collaborations during my time at different research labs, including Google Research, MIT, Columbia University, University of California, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), and Microsoft Research. I have taught at Stanford University, Rhode Island School of Design and KTH.

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

2D + 3D Mobile Augmented Reality
LUMAR combines 2D and 3D interaction with a static display, and enables a 3-layered information space, where the mobile phone provides an augmented reality viewport into the real world.
LUMAR: A Hybrid Spatial Display System for 2D and 3D Handheld Augmented Reality
Olwal, A., and Henrysson, A.
Proceedings of ICAT 2007 (International Conference on Artificial Reality and Teleexistence), Esbjerg, Denmark, Nov 28-30, 2007, pp. 63-70.

ICAT 2007
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