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.

Research Projects Publications Google Scholar Open Source
Alex Olwal, Ph.D.
Staff 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