Paul Chojecki is a psychologist and works since 2006 at Fraunhofer HHI, where he represents the area of contact-free human-computer interaction. He drives R&D activities, develops and manages projects for international clients in various industries such as automotive, medical, telecommunications and digital out of home. Paul is an expert in the fields of human-computer interaction (HCI), usability engineering, innovation management and research marketing. His R&D focus is on new ways of HCI.
We believe that in the near future traditional computer input devices like keyboard and mouse are going to be supplemented or replaced by more natural interfaces. Applying usability engineering methods and the user centred design approach, we develop novel concepts for contact-free human-computer interaction that allow users to control any application or system by using free-form hand, finger or whole body movements and gestures. If suitable and beneficial, we include additional input technologies such as voice control to improve user experiences in specific scenarios. We have proven the ability of our interaction modules in various solutions in the field of medical, automotive, digital signage, cultural heritage or education. Nowadays XR environments are part of our interaction concepts implemented for these fields.