Jan Thar

Jan Thar


Research Assistant

Office location:   Room 2213
Telephone:   +49 241 80-21072
Email:   jan.thar@rwth-aachen.de





Research Publications Teaching




I'm now starting as research assistant at the Media Computing Group.
My research topic will revolve around the Fab Lab, like personal fabrication, especially for smart textiles.


Research Projects

PERCs: Persistently Trackable Tangibles on Capacitive Multi-Touch Displays: PERCs use the touch probing signal from capacitive touch screens to determine whether the tangibles are on- or off-screen. This allows robust capacitive tangible widgets regardless of being touched. (read more)

Paper and Demo at UIST 2015 and Demo at ITS 2015
Intuitex an intuitive textile input controller. (read more)

Poster at MUC 2015, Late-Breaking Work at CHI 2016
HaptiVision is a vibrotactile On-Body display. Part of the Personal Photonics project. (read more)

Demo at CHI 2016
Pinstripe is a textile Sensor that enables eyes-free continuous input anywhere on interactive clothing. (read more)
WearKitTen is a easy-to-use rapid prototyping toolkit for wearables. Part of the Personal Photonics project. (read more)
TextiMu is a textile multitouchpad. Part of the Personal Photonics project. (read more)
CutCAD is a design software for laser cutted 3D objects designed in 2D vector art and using automatic calculated fingerjoints as connections. (read more)



Teaching

SemesterCourse
SS 2017 Multimodal Media Madness Project
Lab TA
WS 2016 Media Computing Project
Lab TA
SS 2016 Multimodal Media Madness Project
Lab TA



Other Involvements

Fab Lab Aachen I am now the manager of the fab lab at RWTH Aachen University. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you want to use the lab. If you are a student at our chair and want to use one of the machines (and don't know how to operate them yet) contact me for an introduction.
FabLab Kids GirlsDay & Helle Köpfe
Dorkbot Each third wednesday at the month people who do strange things with electricity meet at the chair


Previous Work


I worked as a student assistant (for electronic stuff & Co) for Florian Heller on

In my master thesis I developed APucs / PERC - preventing tangibles to be filtered out on capacitive touch tables

I worked on my bachelor thesis about pinstripe (implementation and integration):

Just for fun: My bachelor thesis presentation bachelor thesis presentation about pinstripe controlled with pinstripe...


Away dates
23.4.2017 - 29.4.2017 Hannovermesse
5.5.2017 - 8.5.2017 Makerfaire München
18.5.2017 - 22.5.2017 FashionHack Berlin
28.5.2017 - 3.6.2017 Workshopwoche Lille
7.6.2017 - 12.6.2017 WearIt Berlin
25.6.2017 - 30.7.2017 Laser 2017
30.7.2017 - 10.8.2017 FAB13
24.8.2017 - 28.8.2017 Makerfaire Hannover


Publications

An arrow marks a major peer-reviewed archival publication.

2016

Philipp Wacker, Chat Wacharamanotham, Daniel Spelmezan, Jan Thar, David A. Sánchez, René Bohne, and Jan Borchers. VibroVision: An On-Body Tactile Image Guide for the Blind. In CHI '16 EA: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 3788–3791, New York, NY, USA, May 2016. ACM. Homepage PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Nur Al huda Hamdan, Florian Heller, Chat Wacharamanotham, Jan Thar, and Jan Borchers. Grabrics: A Foldable Two-Dimensional Textile Input Controller. In CHI '16 EA: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pages 2497–2503, May 2016. Homepage PDF Document BibTeX Entry.

2015

Christian Cherek, Simon Voelker, Jan Thar, Rene Linden, Florian Busch, and Jan Borchers. PERCs Demo: Persistently Trackable Tangibles on Capacitive Multi-Touch Displays. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pages 389–392, New York, NY, USA, November 2015. ACM. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Simon Voelker, Christian Cherek, Jan Thar, Thorsten Karrer, Christian Thoresen, Kjell Ivar Øvergård, and Jan Borchers. PERCs: Persistently Trackable Tangibles on Capacitive Multi-Touch Displays. In UIST '15: Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST '15, pages 351–356, New York, NY, USA, November 2015. ACM. Homepage PDF Document BibTeX Entry.
Jan Thar. APUCS: Active Tangible Input Devices for Capacitive Multitouch Surface. Master's thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, June 2015. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.

2013

Jan Thar. Pinstripe: Integration & Evaluation of a Wearable Linear Input Controller for Everyday Clothing. Bachelor's thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, February 2013. PDF Document BibTeX Entry.




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