Michael Rietzler, M.Sc.

Michael Rietzler studied media informatics at Ulm University. He obtained his master degree in 2015. Since february 2015 he is an active and thorough researcher of the research group human computer interaction.

In July 2019, Michael Rietzler has successfully obtained a PhD degree of Ulm University. His thesis has the title: Physical and Virtual Worlds: Towards Interaction in Distinct Realities.

Research interests

  • Virtual Reality
  • Gesture-based Interaction
  • Depth camera-Systems/Tracking

Teaching

  • Lectures, Projects and Seminars

    • Researchtrends in Mediainformatics (RTMI) (Winter 15/16,  16/17)
    • Projekt Mensch-Computer-Interaktion (15/16)
    • User Interface Softwaretechnologie (SS 16)

Projects

  • FusionKit

    FusionKit is a software suite developed in the course of the the research group's participation in the INTERACT project. It aims to be a low-cost tracking system based on multiple Kinect time-of-flight cameras, which enables markerless body tracking as well as marker-based object tracking for a broad range of HCI and tracking scenarios. The toolkit is to be released as fully open source software and can be used and modified by industry, researchers and other groups interested in an easy-to-setup, affordable tracking solution.

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Scientific Activities

  • Reviewer für
  • CHI'17, '18
  • IEEE VR'17
  • ISWC'16
  • PerDis'16
  • GI'18

Publications

2019

17.
M. Rietzler, G. Haas, T. Dreja, F. Geiselhart and E. Rukzio, "Virtual Muscle Force: Communicating Kinesthetic Forces Through Pseudo-Haptic Feedback and Muscle Input" , In Proc. of UIST 2019 (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology) , Oct. 2019.
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2019/uist19-rietzler_virtualMuscleForce.pdf
16.
D. Wolf, M. Rietzler, L. Hnatek and E. Rukzio, "Face/On: Multi-Modal Haptic Feedback for Head-Mounted Displays in Virtual Reality" , IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) , Aug. 2019.
DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2019.2932215
https://www.uni-ulm.de/index.php?id=98825
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2019/wolf_ismar.pdf

2018

15.
E. Stemasov, G. Haas, M. Rietzler and E. Rukzio, "Augmenting Human Hearing Through Interactive Auditory Mediated Reality" , In Adj. Proc. of UIST '18 (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology) , Oct. 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3266037.3266104
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2018/AugmentedHearing_Poster_UIST2018.pdf
14.
M. Rietzler, J. Gugenheimer, T. Hirzle, M. Deubzer, E. Langbehn and E. Rukzio, "Rethinking Redirected Walking: On the Use of Curvature Gains Beyond Perceptual Limitations and Revisiting Bending Gains" , In Proc. of ISMAR 2018 (IEEE International Symposium for Mixed and Augmented Reality) , Oct. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISMAR.2018.00041 .
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/mitarbeiterbereiche/rietzler/RedirectedWalking.pdf
13.
T. Dreja, M. Rietzler, T. Hirzle, J. Gugenheimer, J. Frommel and E. Rukzio, "A Demonstration of VRSpinning: Exploring the Design Space of a 1D Rotation Platform to Increase the Perception of Self-Motion in VR" , In Adj. Proc. of UIST '18 (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology) , Oct. 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3266037.3271645
https://www.uni-ulm.de/in/mi/mi-forschung/uulm-hci/projects/vrspinning/
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2018/Demo_SpinVR_2_.pdf
12.
M. Rietzler, T. Hirzle, J. Gugenheimer, J. Frommel, T. Dreja and E. Rukzio, "VRSpinning: Exploring the Design Space of a 1D Rotation Platform to Increase the Perception of Self-Motion in VR" , In Proc. of DIS 2018 (ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems) , Jun. 2018. https://www.uni-ulm.de/in/mi/mi-forschung/uulm-hci/projects/vrspinning/ .
DOI: 10.1145/3196709.3196755
https://youtu.be/KzrtOPbr4t4
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2018/SpinVR_Small.compressed.pdf
11.
M. Rietzler, F. Geiselhart, J. Frommel and E. Rukzio, "Conveying the Perception of Kinesthetic Feedback in Virtual Reality using State-of-the-Art Hardware" , In Proc. of CHI 2018 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , Apr. 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3173574.3174034
https://youtu.be/IMiHyTDCE4o
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/mitarbeiterbereiche/rietzler/ConveyingThePerception.pdf
10.
M. Rietzler, F. Geiselhart, J. Gugenheimer and E. Rukzio, "Breaking the Tracking: Enabling Weight Perception using Perceivable Tracking Offsets" , In Proc. of CHI 2018 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , Apr. 2018.
DOI: 10.1145/3173574.3173702
https://youtu.be/IqFZy6wg_sc
fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/mitarbeiterbereiche/rietzler/Breaking_the_Tracking.pdf
9.
M. Rietzler, F. Geiselhart, J. Brich and E. Rukzio, "Demo of the Matrix Has You: Realizing Slow Motion in Full-Body Virtual Reality" , In Adj. Proc. of IEEE VR 2018 (2018 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces) , Mar. 2018.
DOI: 10.1109/VR.2018.8446136
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/mitarbeiterbereiche/rietzler/document.pdf

2017

8.
M. Rietzler, F. Geiselhart and E. Rukzio, "The Matrix Has You: Realizing Slow Motion in Full-Body Virtual Reality" , In Proc. of VRST 2017 (23rd ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology) , Nov. 2017.
DOI: 10.1145/3139131.3139145
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/mitarbeiterbereiche/geiselhart/a2-reitzler.pdf
7.
M. Rietzler, K. Plaumann, T. Kränzle, M. Erath, A. Stahl and E. Rukzio, "VaiR3: Simulating 3D Airflows in Virtual Reality" , In Proc. of CHI 2017 (SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems) , May 2017. https://youtu.be/aqRJX0D7EBk .
DOI: 10.1145/3025453.3026009
fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/mitarbeiterbereiche/rietzler/VaiR.pdf
6.
J. Brich, M. Walch, M. Rietzler, M. Weber and F. Schaub, "Exploring End User Programming Needs In Home Automation" , Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Special Issue on End User Development for the Internet of Things , vol. 24 , no. 2 , pp. 11:1--11:35 , 2017.
DOI: 10.1145/3057858
5.
M. Otto, P. Agethen, F. Geiselhart, M. Rietzler, F. Gaisbauer and E. Rukzio, "Presenting a Holistic Framework for Scalable, Marker-less Motion Capturing: Skeletal Tracking Performance Analysis, Sensor Fusion Algorithms and Usage in Automotive Industry" , Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting , vol. 13 , no. 3 , 2017. http://www.jvrb.org/past-issues/13.2016/4481 .
DOI: 10.20385/1860-2037/13.2016.3
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2016/1320163.pdf

2016

4.
F. Geiselhart, M. Rietzler and E. Rukzio, "EyeVR - Low Cost VR Eye Interaction " , In Adj. Proc. (Demo) of Ubicomp 2016 (ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing) , Sep. 2016.
DOI: 10.1145/2968219.2971384
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2016/EyeVRUbicompDemo2016.pdf
3.
M. Rietzler, F. Geiselhart, J. Thomas and E. Rukzio, "FusionKit: A Generic Toolkit for Skeleton, Marker and Rigid-Body Tracking" , In Proc. of EICS 2016 (8th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems) , Jun. 2016. https://youtu.be/ZQoDrKShPfk .
DOI: 10.1145/2933242.2933263
https://www.uni-ulm.de/index.php?id=85220
https://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Rukzio/2016/FusionKit.pdf

2013

2.
M. Rietzler, J. Greim, M. Walch, F. Schaub, B. Wiedersheim and M. Weber, "homeBLOX: Introducing Process driven Home Automation" in Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication , New York, NY, USA : ACM , 2013. pp. 801--808.
DOI: 10.1145/2494091.2497321
http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2013-homeSys-homeBLOX.pdf
1.
M. Walch, M. Rietzler, J. Greim, F. Schaub, B. Wiedersheim and M. Weber, "homeBLOX: Making Home Automation Usable" in Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication , New York, NY, USA : ACM , 2013. pp. 295--298.
DOI: 10.1145/2494091.2494182
http://www.uni-ulm.de/fileadmin/website_uni_ulm/iui.inst.100/institut/Papers/Prof_Weber/2013-UbiComp-adjunct-homeBLOX.pdf