Mr Andreas Tairych
BMech Johannes Kepler University
Andreas received Bachelor in Mechatronics from Johannes Kepler University (Linz, Austria) in 2008. After working as a university assistant in Austria and as an engineer in the hydraulics industry in Auckland, Andreas joined the Biomimetics Lab in September 2014. For his doctoral research project, he will utilise sensors to detect emotions from body language.
Research | Current
Body motion and language for wearable electronics
Interaction with computers has become an integral part of most people’s daily routine. While body language is an essential part of human communication, computers usually don’t have access to this valuable information at all. Using computers would feel much more natural if they could detect emotions from body motions, and react accordingly.
As a starting point, a body suit will be developed as a means for measuring the movement of our muscles and limbs. A sensing technology for doing this already exists. The sensors work by measuring the change in capacitance associated with stretch. Based on previous research on multi-sensor systems, these sensors will be integrated into a body suit that can not only measure movement but also output data that can be interpreted by computer.