Research Topics

In today’s smart service world it is not enough to develop and market products. What is needed is an intelligent combination of products and services continuously adapting to the habits and needs of users. In our research, we are devoted to automatic recognition of acoustic and visual features, such as pattern recognition in video and audio material. In addition, we develop solutions which allow capturing and assessing people’s knowledge and skills in close-to-reality learning environments. These solutions are based on novel motivation concepts used in innovative learning applications, and on methods for user analysis and the development of adaptive algorithms.


Experience-based learning through interactive experimentation in mixed reality environments

Research Group

Innovative Methods and Technologies for Spatial Hearing und Speech Intelligibility with Hearing Implants

Our PhD Students and Post-Docs

Dr.-Ing. Tamás Harczos
Bio-inspired Technologies

Sara Kepplinger
User-Centered Design and Technologies

Friedemann, S., Jantke, K. P.; Baumbach, L.:
Textbook Gamification: Methods and Technologies
In: Zvacek, S.; Restivo, M. T.; Uhomoibhi, V.; Helfert, M. (Eds.): Computer supported education, 7th International Conference CSEDU 2015, May 23-25, 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, revised selected papers (Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 583, pp. 406–424), Springer Verlag

Lucht, M.:
Körperliche Bewegung in der Bildungstechnologie
In: Niegemann, H.; Weinberger, A. (Eds.): Handbuch Bildungstechnologie, 2017, Springer Verlag

Lucht, M.; Breitbarth K.:
CoALa – A Collaborative Analysis Lab for an identification of user parameters for adaptive e-learning systems
Proceedings, IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, March 18 – 20, 2015, Tallinn, Estonia

Osypenko, O.; Kepplinger, S.; Lucht, M.:
E-learning platform evaluation by using CoALa: Lessons learned concerning E-learning support and evaluation
IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), April 10 – 13, 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Saul, Ch.:
Technology-enhanced Assessment of Thinking Skills in Engineering Sciences
Dissertation, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Fakultät für Informatik und Automatisierung, 2015
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VDE; ITG (Ed.):
VDE-ITG-Richtlinie ITG 2.1-02. Messung und Bewertung der Usability in Smart Home-Umgebungen
2014, online available at: