MobileHCI 2018 Workshop

Augmented Humanity using Wearable and Mobile Devices for Health and Wellbeing

MobileHCI'18, September 3rd - 6th, Barcelona, Spain

Nowadays we have witnessed the increased application of wearable and mobile devices in remote care and preventive digital health programs through integration of body-worn and ambient sensors into consumer electronics and accessories. Among others, this workshop is to address the following topics:

  1. what those body-worn and ambient sensors can be designed to detect human health signals
  2. what interface should be designed to interact with wearable health devices
  3. what health signals should be collected for health diagnose and wellbeing monitoring
  4. how those data can be collected, analyzed and presented for early detection of potential health issues and reliable monitoring of wellbeing.

This workshop is expected to bring technologists and health researchers and professionals to exchange and discuss current state of the art of developments of wearable and mobile technologies and their applications in health and wellbeing, and set up and a R&D agenda for future research and collaboration. 

A special issue on "Augmented Humanity using Wearable and Mobile Devices for Health and Wellbeing" has been confirmed with International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.

Workshop talks:

  Title Authors
1 Personalizable Remote Elderly Care based on Sensors and Trigger-Action Rules Marco Manca, Fabio Paternò, Carmen Santoro
2 Designing an Interactive Skating Dress Jonna Häkkilä, Veera Helander, Diana Jamoido
3 Making Physical Activity Fun & Playful: Investigating Fitness Games with Children Ankita Samariya, Jerry Alan Fails
4 Integrating Recommended Physical Activity in Everyday Mobility Maximilian Schrapel, Michael Rohs, Anne Finger
5 POINTS - Playful objects for inclusive, personalized movement games Georg Regal, David Sellitsch, Elke Mattheiss, Manfred Tscheligi
6 Concept Design of an Ambient Wearable Display for Activity Tracking Hong Li, Emmi Harjuniemi, Jonna Häkkilä
7 Providing EMG-based Biofeedback for Preventing Muscle Tensions Romina Poguntke, Benjamin Schirle, Desiree Brunner, Tung Anh Nguyen, Albrecht Schmidt, Stefan Schneegass
8 An Interactive Visualization Tool for Sensor-based Multidimensional Physical Data Analysis Chuxuan Tong, Jinglan Zhang, Alok Kumar Chowdhury, Stewart G. Trost
9 Exploring the Usage of Thermal Imaging to Unobtrusively Estimate Affect States and Measure Vital Signs Yomna Abdelrahman, Peter Chan, Albrecht Schmidt and Frank Vetere

Important dates:

Paper deadline: May 24, 2018 (new time!)

Paper notification: June 7, 2018 (new time!)

Workshop day: September 3, 2018


We invite all types of papers (research, abstract or position) with any topics in relation to the workshop. Please send your submission to Your submission should consist of a single PDF file in the SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format. Submissions should be four pages or less. All submissions will be peer reviewed by the organizers for acceptance.

Draft schedule:

9:00-9:10 welcome opening
9:10-9:50 Invited talk one
9:50-10:30 invited talk two
10:30-10:50 morning break
10:50-12:10 individual short presentations
12:10-12:50 plenary discussion
12:50-1:50 lunch break
1:50-2:50 group discussions
2:50-3:10 afternoon break
3:10-4:10 presentations from groups and discussions
4:10-4:40 summary
4:40-5:00 next steps and wrap up

Planned outcomes:

There are several desirable outcomes, including:

  1. A focused R&D community related to augmented humanity using wearable and mobile devices
  2. A good understanding of the current state of art of R&D, challenges and opportunities that will drive future collaboration
  3. An agreed R&D agenda related to augmented humanity using wearable and mobile devices
  4. The beginning of joint research between different researchers attending the workshop


Ms. Yomna Abdelrahman, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Professor Leila Alem, ArcSense and University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Professor Mark Billinghurst, University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia

Dr. Weidong Huang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


Dr. Weidong Huang: