EMPATHIC COMPUTING LAB

The Empathic Computing Laboratory (ECL) is an academic research laboratory at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia, and at the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand. Directed by Prof. Mark Billinghurst, the ECL is exploring new ways for technology to enable people to better understand one another.

RESEARCH THEMES

  • Empathic Computing
  • Collaborative Interfaces
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality

Latest Projects

Empathy in Virtual Reality

Virtual reality (VR) interfaces is an influential medium to trigger emotional changes in humans. However, there is little research on making users of VR interfaces aware of their own and in collaborative interfaces, one another’s emotional state. In this project, through […]

SharedSphere

SharedSphere is a Mixed Reality (MR) remote collaboration and shared experience platform. It combines an Augmented Reality (AR) experience for a local worker out in the field with a Virtual Reality (VR) experience for a remote expert. The two users […]

Pinpointing

Head and eye movement can be leveraged to improve the user’s interaction repertoire for wearable displays. Head movements are deliberate and accurate, and provide the current state-of-the-art pointing technique. Eye gaze can potentially be faster and more ergonomic, but suffers […]

Latest Publications

Time to Get Personal: Individualised Virtual Reality for Mental Health

Nilufar Baghaei, Lehan Stemmet, Andrej Hlasnik, Konstantin Emanov, Sylvia Hach, John A. Naslund, Mark Billinghurst, Imran Khaliq, and Hai-Ning Liang. 2020. Time to Get Personal: Individualised Virtual Reality for Mental Health. In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–9. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3382932

A User Study on Mixed Reality Remote Collaboration with Eye Gaze and Hand Gesture Sharing

Huidong Bai, Prasanth Sasikumar, Jing Yang, and Mark Billinghurst. 2020. A User Study on Mixed Reality Remote Collaboration with Eye Gaze and Hand Gesture Sharing. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–13. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376550

New Updates

Using Mixed Reality for Remote Collaboration

Theo Teo, from the Empathic Computing Laboratory, has just completed his PhD thesis on using Mixed Reality technology to improve remote collaboration. This blog post provides a quick summary of his PhD work. Recent advances in digital devices and hardware […]

Where in the World is AR Research Happening?

By Prof. Mark Billinghurst (Original posting at medium.com)   This post provides a brief overview of where Augmented Reality (AR) research is happening in universities around the world. Academic Research in Augmented Reality arguably dates back to the 1960’s with […]

Prof. Mark Billinghurst @AWE2018

Prof. Mark Billinghurst gave a presentation on “Augmented Teleportation” at the AWE 2018 Conference, Santa Clara, US.