Assistive Augmentation

  • Jochen Huber
  • Roy Shilkrot
  • Pattie Maes
  • Suranga Nanayakkara

Part of the Cognitive Science and Technology book series (CSAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Jochen Huber, Roy Shilkrot, Pattie Maes, Suranga Nanayakkara
    Pages 1-4
  3. Sensory Enhancement and Substitution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Suranga Nanayakkara, Jochen Huber, Priyashri Sridhar
      Pages 7-21
    3. Benjamin Petry, Jochen Huber, Suranga Nanayakkara
      Pages 23-48
    4. Markus Funk, Lars Lischke, Sven Mayer, Alireza Sahami Shirazi, Albrecht Schmidt
      Pages 49-73
    5. Susana Sanchez Perez, Naohito Okude, Kai Kunze
      Pages 75-96
  4. Design for Assistive Augmentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Jeannette Durick, Linda Leung
      Pages 117-129
    3. Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber, Roger Boldu, Pattie Maes, Suranga Nanayakkara
      Pages 151-175
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 177-178

About this book


This book addresses Assistive Augmentation, highlighting the design and development of assistive technologies, user interfaces, and interactions that seamlessly integrate with a user’s mind, body, and behavior, providing an enhanced perception.

Our senses are the dominant channel we use to perceive the world around us. Whether they have impairments or not, people often find themselves at the limits of their sensorial capabilities. Some seek assistive or enhancing devices that enable them to carry out specific tasks or even transform them into a “superhuman” with capabilities well beyond the ordinary. The overarching topic of this book revolves around the design and development of technologies and interfaces that provide enhanced physical, sensorial and cognitive capabilities: “Assistive Augmentation”.

The Assistive Augmentation community convened at an interdisciplinary workshop at the 2014 International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in Toronto, Canada. The community is comprised of researchers and practitioners who work at the junction of human–computer interaction, assistive technology and human augmentation.

This edited volume, which represents the first tangible outcome of the workshop, presents stimulating discussions on the challenges of Assistive Augmentation as examined through case studies. These studies focus on two main areas: (1) Augmented Sensors and Feedback Modalities, and (2) Design for Assistive Augmentation.


Assistive Augmentation Human Augmentation Augmented Human Assistive Technology Sensory Substitution Sensory Enhancement Sensory Augmentation Enhanced Perception Enabling Interfaces Human Computer Integration Augmented Senses Accessibility Design

Editors and affiliations

  • Jochen Huber
    • 1
  • Roy Shilkrot
    • 2
  • Pattie Maes
    • 3
  • Suranga Nanayakkara
    • 4
  1. 1.SynapticsZugSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceStony Brook UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)CambridgeUSA
  4. 4.Augmented Human LabSingapore University of Technology and DesignSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6402-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6404-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3988
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-3996
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