2020- 2023: Gaze-Assisted Scalable Interaction in Pervasive Classrooms; cooperation with prof. E. Rukzio, Priority Programme “Scalable Interaction Paradigms for Pervasive Computing Environments” (SPP 2199).

2019-2020: Eye tracking in real time for interaction, communication, and understanding (EYES4ICU), sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

2013 – 2017: Research cluster Driver – Vehicle – Research (Forschungszentrum für kooperative, hochautomatisierte Fahrerassistenzsysteme und Fahrfunktionen ; F3); cooperation project with Profs. K. Dietmayer, F. Kargl, C. Waldschmidt, M. Weber; funded by Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung.

2012 – 2015:  Multimodal human computer interaction; in cooperation with Prof. M. Weber, Ulm University; subproject B3 in SFB-TRR 62 „A Companion-Technology for Cognitive Technical Systems “; funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

2012 – 2013: Gaze and gesture based assistence systems for users with restricted mobility (Blick- und Gestenbasierte Assistenzsysteme für Nutzer mit Bewegungseinschränkungen; Assist); cooperation project with Prof. E. Rukzio; funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung.

2012 – 2014: Companion-Technology in automotive application scenarios for workmen assistance via mobile augmented reality; Transfer-project in cooperation with Prof. A. Al-Hamadi and Prof. B. Michaelis, University of Magdeburg; SFB-TRR 62; funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

2012 – 2016: Serious Games – Advancement of competences through adaptive systems. Cooperation with Profs. M. Weber, T. Seufert, I. Kolassa, J. Keller, W. Minker, K. Schumacher; funded by Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung.

2012: Evaluation of technological innovations for production; Daimler AG, Stuttgart.

2011: On the application of head-mounted AR-devices for companion-technologies; initial sponsoring of SFB/TRR 62 Companion-Technology.

2008 – 2011: User-centered development and investigation of AR-based systems for workmen assistance. In cooperation with Dr. Rüdiger Mecke, Fraunhofer IFF, Magdeburg, and Prof. Eberhard Pfister, Institut für Arbeitsmedizin, University of Magdeburg; subproject of AVILUS (Angewandte Virtuelle Technologien im Produkt- und Produktionsmittellebenszyklus), funded by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung. AVILUS coordination by Volkswagen AG.


How we perceive objects seems to be self-evident. However, several issues are still unclear. One important question concerns the perception in the peripheral vision: Which information is processed out for stimuli of focus? And which role do these informations play for perception?
In our research, we investigate vision out of focus not only in the periphery, but also in front of and behind the focus. Respective findings are also of importance for understanding current graphical media technologies; for example, effects of stereoscopic presentations or effects of projecting on a windshield.
In addition, we develop interfaces and concepts for gaze input in order to see how observers control their focus, that are mainly fixation and accommodation eye movements, in an applied scenario.