Tactile Interface Design, BCI
Ravi Kuber’s research examines the ways that touch-based (haptic) technologies can be used to support interaction with an interface, when the user’s visual channel is blocked or restricted. He has designed haptic and multimodal interfaces to support individuals who are blind and older adults to overcome the barriers faced when accessing graphical user interfaces. A series of empirical studies have been undertaken to identify the day-to-day accessibility issues encountered by disabled communities and those users who are situationally-impaired (SIID). Kuber has also examined ways to develop tactile feedback to augment the mobile interaction experience and to heighten levels of situational awareness using tactile feedback. Other areas of interest include tactile, auditory and graphical authentication and using BCI and gestural interfaces to support communication. He received his Ph.D. from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, and M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees from University College London, UK.