We are pleased that the board of the STAEDTLER Foundation decided at its spring meeting to support our project "Empathokinesthetic Sensors (EmpkinS)". The STAEDTLER Foundation supports projects that promise a special social added value and public visibility with the project "Founding Inn...

“EmpkinS” is a Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). We are in the first funding period (duration: July 2021 – June 2022). The full title of EmpkinS is: „Empatho-Kinaesthetic Sensor Technology – Sensor Techniques and Data Analysis Methods for Empa...

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Stamminger gave the talk “Capturing Human Motion with Depth Cameras – Possibilities and Limitations” in March as part of the EmpkinS Lecture Series. With the help of a Kinect he explained and demonstrated the behaviour of depth cameras.

In February, Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Kaup held the EmpkinS Lecture Series. His talk “Coding of Digital Video for Zoom, Netflix and Co” displayed and taught some of the basics of video coding to the young researchers and other interested listeners.

The first iRTG two-day retreat took place on 3rd and 4th of February, 2022 where the current status of the doctoral projects were presented by young researchers and Veronika König received the Best Presentation Award. Prof. Dr. Bernhard Egger presented as guest speaker “Shape the Future”.

In January, the EmpkinS Lecture Series was held by the principal investigator of A05, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Schmauß. He talked about “Optical Sensing in EmpkinS”. With his talk the audience learned how light could be used as measurement tool.

The first status seminar of Empkins took place on 09.12.2021 followed by poster presentation of different sub-projects by the doctoral candidates.

The first ethic talk was conducted on 02.12.2021 with Dr. Matthias Braun as the keynote speaker.