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Erik Pescara

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus Süd
Institute of Telematics
Chair for Pervasive Computing Systems / TECO
Vincenz-Prießnitz-Straße 1
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Building 07.07, Room 204
email: pescara(at)teco.edu
phone: +49 721 608-41704

Short CV

  • 2019 – now: Researcher at Keio Graduate School of Media Design (KMD)
  • 2016 – now: Research Assistant/PhD student at TECO
  • 2016: Graduation with Master (MSc) of Information Engineering and Management from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • 2013: Graduation with Bachelor (BSc) of Information Engineering and Management from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Projects

Research Interests

  • Tactile Displays
  • Wearable Computing
  • Haptic Interaction
  • Sensory Augmentation

Activities

Bachelor- and Master’s Theses

Running

Finished

  • Vibrotaktiles Feedback im Segelflugzeug (Simon Grafenhorst, Bachelor’s Thesis, 2017)
  • Center Thermals with Vibrotactile Feedback – Spatiotemporal Tactile Variometer to Leverage Thermal Updrafts (Jonathan Gräser, Dimploma Thesis, 2017)
  • Dreidimensionales Taktiles Display (Keith Schuijlenburg, Bachelor’s Thesis, 2017)
  • Tactile Lifereader – Ein taktiles Feedbacksystem zur Darstellung von Lebenspunkten in Spielen am Beispiel Half-Life 2 (Alexander Wolpert, Bachelor’s Thesis, 2016)

 

Peer-reviewed Publications

2021
Investigating Retention in Passive Haptic Learning of Piano Songs.
Donchev, R.; Pescara, E.; Beigl, M.
2021. Proceedings of the ACM on interactive, mobile, wearable and ubiquitous technologies, 5 (2), 1–14. doi:10.1145/3463513
2020
Where Should i Look? Comparing Reference Frames for Spatial Tactile Cues.
Pescara, E.; Stubenbord, A.; Röddiger, T.; Fang, L.; Beigl, M.
2020. ISWC’21: Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers: September 21-26, 2021 ; Virtual Event, 68–72, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3460421.3478822
GenVibe: Exploration of Interactive Generation of Personal Vibrotactile Patterns.
Pescara, E.; Dreschner, F.; Marky, K.; Kunze, K.; Beigl, M.
2020. 2020 Augmented Humans International Conference, AHs 2020, Kaiserslautern, Germany, 16 - 17 March 2020, Art.Nr. 8, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3384657.3384794
2019
Reevaluating passive haptic learning of Morse code.
Pescara, E.; Polly, T.; Schankin, A.; Beigl, M.
2019. ISWC 19: Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers, London, United Kingdom, September 09 - 13, 2019, 186–194, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3341163.3347714
VibrAid: Comparing temporal and spatial tactile cues in control room environments.
Pescara, E.; Diener, V.; Beigl, M.
2019. PETRA ’19 Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments ; Rhodes, Greece, June 05-07, 2019, 138–145, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3316782.3321531
Drive by maintenance: towards adaptive work environments with improved industrial HCI.
Miclaus, A.; Pescara, E.; Mädche, A.; Beigl, M.
2019. Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments - PETRA ’19, 382–388, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3316782.3322751
StockSense - A Wrist-worn vibrotactile display for tracking volatile markets.
Pescara, E.; Fillipov, I.; Beigl, M.
2019. AH2019 Proceedings of the 10th Augmented Human International Conference 2019, Art.-Nr.: 4, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3311823.3311834
2018
Feasibility of human activity recognition using wearable depth cameras.
Voigt, P.; Budde, M.; Pescara, E.; Fujimoto, M.; Yasumoto, K.; Beigl, M.
2018. ISWC ’18: Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Ed.: K. Kunze, 92–95, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3267242.3267276
Challenges and Lessons from Working with Data Collected by Crowdfunding in the Wild.
Exler, A.; Budde, M.; Pescara, E.; Schankin, A.; Riedel, T.; Beigl, M.
2018. 2018 Joint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2018 and 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018; Singapore; Singapore; 8 October 2018 through 12 October 2018, 618–623, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3267305.3267545
Vibration Personalization with Evolutionary Algorithms.
Pescara, E.; Hefenbrock, M.; Rzepka, T.; Beigl, M.
2018. 2018 Joint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2018 and 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018; Singapore; Singapore; 8 October 2018 through 12 October 2018, 436–439, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3267305.3267619
2017
LifeTact - Utilizing smartwatches as tactile heartbeat displays in video games.
Pescara, E.; Wolpert, A.; Budde, M.; Schankin, A.; Beigl, M.
2017. 16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2017; Stuttgart; Germany; 26 November 2017 through 29 November 2017, 97–101, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3152832.3152863
VibrationCap : Studying vibrotactile localization on the human head with an unobtrusive wearable tactile display.
Diener, V.; Beigl, M.; Budde, M.; Pescara, E.
2017. 29th ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, Maui, United States, 11th - 15th September 2017, 82–89, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3123021.3123047
Introducing a spatiotemporal tactile variometer to leverage thermal updrafts.
Pescara, E.; Beigl, M.; Gräser, J.
2017. 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2017, Maui, United States, 11th - 15th September 2017, 1038–1042, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3123024.3124444
2016
RüttelFlug – a wrist-worn sensing device for tactile vertical velocity perception in 3d-space.
Pescara, E.; Beigl, M.; Budde, M.
2016. ISWC’16 : proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers : September 12-16, 2016, Heidelberg, Germany, 172–175, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/2971763.2971795
Rüttel Flug A wrist-worn sensing device for tactile vertical velocity perception in 3d-space.
Pescara, E.; Beigl, M.; Budde, M.
2016. Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2016, Heidelberg, Germany, September 12-16, 2016. Ed.: M. Beigl, 172–175, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/2971763:2971795