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University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg
User Centered Technologies Research Institute

 Contact data
StreetHochschulstr. 1 
ZIP, City, Region 6850 - Dornbirn (Vorarlberg) 
Phone+43-5572-792-7300 
Fax+43-5572-792-9509 
EmailSend Email
Webwww.fhv.at/forschung/uct 
 Contact person

Prof. Dr. Guido Kempter (Head of Institute)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 11-50  number of researches: 12
 Competencies

 Central aim of organisation
UCT Research is engaged in the design of technology and media for humans.

 Briefly describe your organisation
Our research topics are human experience and behavior in rooms and buildings (Ambient Technologies Research - Smart Room Development), human experience and behavior with hardware and software (User Interface Research - User Interface Design), and human experience and behavior in virtual reality (Virtual Reality Research - 3D Computer Animation). Our research methods consists of psychophysiological measurements (e.g. brain waves, heart activity, skin conductance, thermography, muscle activity, eye movements), survey techniques (e.g. rating, card sorting, pair comparisons and psychological tests), and behavioral analysis by means of room sensors (e.g. sound level, carbon dioxide, electric circuits, RFID) as well as video and motion analysis (e.g. electromagnetic, optical and electrical recordings).

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
   - ICT Applications for Tourism     
   - ICT Applications for Health      
   - Standardisation     
   - Industrial Application     
   - Visualisation     
   - Virtual and Augmented Reality      
   - Usability Engineering     
   - Man-Machine Interaction     
   - Artificial Intelligence     
   - Wireless & Mobile Communication     
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)
Competitiveness & Innovation Programme (CIP)
Ambient Assisted Living (Art. 169)
Other international co-operative research

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Non-cooperative Projects (Single projects)        
Cooperative Projects
Stimulation and Support Projects

 Inserted / Updated
2004-09-02 / 2011-12-14