Alexander Bretin



PhD Student


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Alexander will join the iSpace Lab in Fall 2020 as a PhD stu­dent and will work on a Locomotion Interface for Virtual Reality and Telepresence. He is fas­ci­nated by altered states of con­scious­ness and Human-Machine Interfaces. In his Bachelor in Cognitive Science from the University of Osnabrück, Germany he con­cen­trated on psy­chol­ogy, com­puter sci­ence, math, and phi­los­o­phy. His Master’s in the inter­dis­ci­pli­nary stud­ies of ‘Intelligence and Movement’ at the University of Bielefeld, Germany focused on under­stand­ing human inter­ac­tions with envi­ron­ments. He is excited to develop and design tech­nolo­gies merg­ing humans with machines and enhance usabil­ity in order to target prob­lems of our future.


Embodied & Intuitive Flying for VR, Gaming, and TeleOperation

Flying has been a dream for mankind for millenia - but flying interfaces for VR, gaming, and teleoperation (e.g., drones) typically rely on cumbersome double-joystick/gamepads and do not allow for intuitive and embodied flying experiences. Here, we develop low-cost embodied flying interfaces that adapt leaning-based motion cueing paradigms thus freeing up hands for additional tasks beyond just na...


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