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Innovative Interaction Technologies in Production Environments

Tid: On 2019-03-06 kl 10.00

Plats: 4618, Lindstedtsvägen 3 plan 6

Medverkande: Prof. Gerrit Meixner and Assoc. Prof. Willem-Paul Brinkman

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Prof. Gerrit Meixner, Heilbronn University, Germany
Innovative Interaction Technologies in Production Environments

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerrit Meixner is managing director of the Usability and Interaction Technology Lab (UniTyLab) and full professor for Human-Computer Interaction in the faculty of computer science of the Heilbronn University, Germany. He got his diploma and his master degree in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences Trier and his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering focusing on Human-Machine-Interaction from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. He has published more than 130 papers in different Human-Computer-Interaction related conferences, journals and books. In 2015 he got the Research Transfer Award from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Heilbronn-Franken. His main research interests are in the area of innovative interaction technologies and usability engineering. In 2020, he will act as general chair for the 8th IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI).

Assoc. Prof. Willem-Paul Brinkman, Delft University of Technology
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In 2003 Willem-Paul Brinkman received his PhD degree in the area of human-computer interaction from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. In 2004 he obtained his Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Brunel University of West London, where he worked for five years as a lecturer, before moving to Delft University of Technology in 2007 where he now works as an associate professor in the Interactive Intelligence group that works on understanding and engineering human-agent collaboration. Brinkman's primary research interests are human-computer interaction, behavior change support systems, specifically eHealth systems including virtual reality therapy systems, and virtual health agents. He is fascinated by eHealth systems that
include conversational agents that offer psychological support. His ultimate objective is to establish an autonomous eHealth system with a digital psychologist that can assist individuals in achieving a broad set of behavior change goals ranging from overcoming mental illness to lifestyle modification for coping with a chronic illness.