Dr Euan Freeman
- Lecturer (School of Computing Science)
School of Computing Science, Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Lilybank Gardens
I am a Lecturer in the Glasgow Interactive Systems Section.
My research explores new haptic interaction techniques, to create new digital experiences that take full advantage of our sense of touch and our physical capabilities. My work covers several aspects of haptic interaction, including mid-air gestures, vibrotactile feedback and ultrasound haptic interaction. I also have expertise in acoustic levitation and tangible interaction.
I have worked alongside Huawei, Nokia, and Ultraleap. Read more about my work at my personal website: euanfreeman.co.uk
My vision is of computing devices that take advantage of our haptic perceptual capabilities, so that we experience the digital world with the same richness of experience as the physical world. Current computing devices have high definition audio and visual output, but fail to take advantage of our sense of touch. My work addresses this gap. I am generally interested in all areas of haptics, but have expertise in ultrasound haptic feedback and mid-air gesture interaction.
- LEVITATE: funded by the European Union's H2020 program (#737087, PI: Stephen Brewster), see euanfreeman.co.uk/levitate/
- ABBI (Audio Bracelet for Blind Interaction): funded by the EC, see: euanfreeman.co.uk/research/#abbi
Khan, S., Nguyen, P. H., Abdul-Rahman, A., Bach, B., Chen, M., Freeman, E. and Turkay, C. (2022) Propagating Visual Designs to Numerous Plots and Dashboards. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 28(1), pp. 86-95. (doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2021.3114828) (PMID:34587060)
Rakkolainen, I., Freeman, E. , Sand, A., Raisamo, R. and Brewster, S. (2021) A survey of mid-air ultrasound haptics and its applications. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 14(1), pp. 2-19. (doi: 10.1109/TOH.2020.3018754)
Mcgill, M., Kehoe, A., Freeman, E. and Brewster, S. (2020) Expanding the bounds of seated virtual workspaces. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 27(3), 13. (doi: 10.1145/3380959)
Dhandapani, G., Ferguson, J. and Freeman, E. (2021) HapticLock: Eyes-Free Authentication for Mobile Devices. In: 23rd ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI ’21), Montréal, QC, Canada, 18-22 Oct 2021, pp. 195-202. ISBN 978145038481-0 (doi: 10.1145/3462244.3481001)
Freeman, E. , Brewster, S. and Lantz, V. (2016) Do That, There: An Interaction Technique for Addressing In-Air Gesture Systems. In: CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, 7-12 May 2016, (doi: 10.1145/2858036.2858308)
Freeman, E. (2021) Enhancing Ultrasound Haptics with Parametric Audio Effects. In: 23rd ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI ’21), Montréal, QC, Canada, 18-22 Oct 2021, pp. 692-696. ISBN 9781450384810 (doi: 10.1145/3462244.3479951)
Freeman, E. , Brewster, S. and Lantz, V. (2014) Tactile Feedback for Above-Device Gesture Interfaces. In: 16th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, Istanbul, Turkey, Nov 12-16 2014, pp. 419-426. ISBN 9781450328852 (doi: 10.1145/2663204.2663280)
Freeman, E. and Wilson, G. (2021) Perception of Ultrasound Haptic Focal Point Motion. In: 23rd ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI ’21), Montréal, QC, Canada, 18-22 Oct 2021, pp. 697-701. ISBN 9781450384810 (doi: 10.1145/3462244.3479950)
Freeman, E. , Wilson, G., Brewster, S. , Baud-Bovy, G., Magnusson, C. and Caltenco, H. (2017) Audible Beacons and Wearables in Schools: Helping Young Visually Impaired Children Play and Move Independently. In: CHI '17: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, CO, USA, 6-11 May 2017, pp. 4146-4157. ISBN 9781450346559 (doi: 10.1145/3025453.3025518)
Freeman, E. , Williamson, J. , Subramanian, S. and Brewster, S. (2018) Point-and-Shake: Selecting from Levitating Object Displays. In: 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montréal, QC, Canada, 21-26 Apr 2018, p. 18. ISBN 9781450356206 (doi: 10.1145/3173574.3173592)
Cronin, S., Freeman, E. and Doherty, G. (2022) Investigating Clutching Interactions for Touchless Medical Imaging Systems. In: 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '22), New Orleans, LA, USA, 30 Apr - 05 May 2022, p. 351. ISBN 9781450391573 (doi: 10.1145/3491102.3517512)
- €60,000 from Huawei. Co-Investigator on a project investigating mid-air interaction with mobile devices. Started summer 2019.
- €35,500 donation from Nokia. Co-Investigator on "Haptic Feedback for Immersive Interaction with Virtual Environments". Started late 2016.
- PhD studentship and donation from Nokia to fund my PhD research.
I am interested in supervising PhD candidates on topics related to haptic interaction. Including (but not limited to) novel interaction techniques, mid-air gestures, new haptic devices, ultrasound haptics and tangible interaction. Please email to chat with me if you're interested!
- Waugh, Kieran
Improving the Usability of Contactless User Interfaces for Public Kiosks
I have supervised several PGT and UG projects in recent years, typically investigating new ways of interacting with mobile and wearable devices.
- MSc CS+ and MSc IT+ Deputy Programme Director: 2020/2021 - Present
- Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (H/M): 2018/2019 - Present
- Research Methods & Techniques (MSci): 2019/2020 - Present
- Human-Computer Interaction: Design & Evaluation (M): 2017/2018