Out of Your Mind!? Embodied Interaction in Sports

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Submission Deadline has been extended till 24.02.2021 07-03-21, 23:59 AoE


is a Two-day Workshop at CHI2021, ONLINE, ANYWHERE ON EARTH

This workshop aims to explore how interactive systems can enhance sports experiences beyond performance – highlighting an Embodied Interaction perspective. Activities include hands-on discussion on state-of-the-art research on embodied interaction and sports in HCI, and developing tangible concepts that enhance sports experiences.

Topics of interest (examplary)

  • Sensory Augmentation
  • Motor Memory
  • Sonification
  • Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS)
  • Augmented Experiences
  • Wearables
  • Multimodal Interaction
  • Adapted physical activity (APA)


To apply to the workshop, submit your position using our online form. You should address 3 good and 3 bad examples of embodied interaction in sports – arguing the choice of the examples (max 1 good example created by the author).

Deadline for application is February 21, 2021

Deadline has been extended till 24.02.2021, 07.03.2021 23:59 AoE

Responses will be reviewed by the workshop organizers, and selected for inclusion based on quality, novelty, and potential to engender discussion, while aiming for a balance of different perspectives. Accepted authors will be notified by February 28, 2021 12.03.2021, and the list of participants will be posted on this website.

All participants must register for the workshop
and for at least one day of the conference.


Position form submission deadline: February 24, 2021 07.03.2021
Acceptance notification: February 28, 2021

Workshop Day: May 7th and 8th, 2021


Vincent van Rheden

Center for HCI, University of Salzburg, Austria

Thomas Grah

Center for HCI, University of Salzburg, Austria

Rakesh Patibanda

Exertion Games Lab, Monash University, Australia

Abby Wanyu Liu

STMS IRCAM-CNRS-Sorbonne Université, France

Alexander Meschtscherjakov

Center for HCI, University of Salzburg, Austria

Florian Daiber

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Elise van den Hoven

University of Technology Sydney, Australia and Eindhoven University of
Technology, Netherlands

Florian “Floyd” Mueller

Exertion Games Lab, Monash University, Australia

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