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Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn, MScEE, PhD

Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn

Tel: +46 46 222 03 50
E-mail: kirre@certec.lth.se
Fax: +46 46 222 44 31
Address: Certec, LTH, P.O. Box 118, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Position: Instructor
Area of interest: Audio-Haptic Interface Design, Non-Visual Interaction

In Swedish


I received my master's degree in electrical engineering in 1996 and have been working at Certec since the spring of 1995. My main area of interest is the interaction with haptic and sound interfaces, especially for people with visual impairments. I am currently working in two projects (2009), a national project which focuses on a stationary audio-haptic solution for use in school work (HIPP), and an EU project that deals with making mainstream mobile navigation systems more accessible (HaptiMap).

Research

Interfaces with sound and haptics
My research concentrates on the combination of haptic and sound interfaces for blind persons. Since 1997 I have been a member of Certec's Haptic Group. The research is, to a great deal, centered on the PHANToM, a haptic computer device and interface which makes it possible to feel virtual objects. My focus is on interfaces based on a combination of sound and touch interaction, especially for blind computer users. My PhD thesis, which I defended in 2008, is entitled "User-Centered Design of Non-Visual Audio-Haptics".

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Teaching

Currently, I have no major teaching responsibilities. My time is spent on research and the above mentioned projects.

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Recent publications

User Centered Design of Non-Visual Audio-Haptics
Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn
PhD thesis Certec 2:2008, Department of Design Sciences, Lund University, November 2008, Lund, Sweden

Avatar Control and World Interaction in a Non-Visual 3D Gaming Environment
Katarzyna Szymkiewicz, Charlotte Magnusson, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn, Emina Karic
ENACTIVE 08, November 19-21, 2008, Pisa, Italy

The ENABLED Editor and Viewer – simple tools for more accessible on line 3D models
Charlotte Magnusson, Teresa Gutierrez, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn
ENACTIVE 08, November 19-21, 2008, Pisa, Italy

A Pilot study on audio induced pseudo-haptics
Charlotte Magnusson, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn
HAID 08, September 15-16, 2008, Jyväskylä, Finland

Drawing and guiding gestures in a mathematical task using the AHEAD application
Charlotte Magnusson, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn, Håkan Eftring
ENACTIVE 07, Grenoble, France, November 19-22, 2007.

Force design for memory aids in haptic environments
Charlotte Magnusson, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn
ENACTIVE 07, Grenoble, France, November 19-22, 2007.

Test of pan and zoom tools in visual and non-visual audio haptic environments
Charlotte Magnusson, Teresa Gutierrez, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn
ENACTIVE 07, Grenoble, France, November 19-22, 2007.

AHEAD - Audio-Haptic Drawing Editor and Explorer for Education
Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn, Charlotte Magnusson, Håkan Eftring
HAVE 2007 – IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and their Applications, Ottawa – Canada, 12-14 October 2007

Iterative design of an audio-haptic drawing application
Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn, Charlotte Magnusson, Håkan Eftring
CHI 2007 (Computer/Human Interaction 2007 ), Work In Progress, 28 April - 3 May, 2007 San Jose, California, USA.

See also the complete publication list for the audio-haptic research group.

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Last modified: 11 mar 2010