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Daniel Eckhoff

From September 2019

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

Daniel Eckhoff is a Ph.D. student at one of Asias most prestigious research universities, City University of Hong Kong. Since 2016, his foremost research interest is Augmented Reality, as he believes that it will have a profound impact on the future of mankind. Currently, his research focuses on exploring the cognitive effects of Augmented Reality.

In 2016, he obtained a bachelors degree in Computer Science from the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany.

In 2018 he received the master’s degree from the same university under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Hein and Prof. Christian Sandor. His master’s thesis focussed on developing a medical training system. From a technical perspective, the system has several significant novelties: Semi-automatic generation of tutorials, based on videos (e.g., from Youtube), Display of these tutorials on a head-worn display (e.g., Microsoft HoloLens). The development happened in a collaboration with the Nara Institute of Science and Technology. Later, he evaluated his system with medical experts in Oldenburg. The development of this system happened in collaboration with Dr. Denis Kalkofen from the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision of the Graz University of Technology. He received the best short paper award at ACM SIGGRAPH VRCAI for his work.

He decided to explore the research world in the spirit of Alexander von Humboldt and has lived outside of Germany ever since to work with leading research groups at institutions including Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Graz University of Technology (Austria), City University of Hong Kong.

Interests

  • Augmented Reality
  • Neuroscience
  • Medical Engineering, Imaging

Education

  • PhD in Creative Media, expected August 2023

    City University of Hong Kong

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2018

    Carl von Ossietzy University of Oldenburg

  • BSc in Computer Science, 2016

    Carl von Ossietzy University of Oldenburg

Publications

Daniel Eckhoff, Alvaro Cassinelli, Christian Sandor (2021). [DC] Psychophysical Effects of Augmented Reality Experiences. 2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW).

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Daniel Eckhoff, Alvaro Cassinelli, Tuo Liu, Christian Sandor (2020). Psychophysical Effects of Experiencing Burning Hands in Augmented Reality. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, 17th EuroVR International Conference.

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Daniel Eckhoff, Alvaro Cassinelli, Christian Sandor (2019). Exploring Perceptual and Cognitive Effects of Extreme Augmented Reality Experiences. In Doctoral Consortium of the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality.

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Daniel Eckhoff, Christian Sandor, Christian Lins, Ulrich Eck, Denis Kalkofen, Andreas Hein (2018). TutAR: Augmented Reality Tutorials for Hands-Only Procedures. Proceedings of the ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry.

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