Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn

Senior Lecturer

Research

Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn is a researcher in rehabilitation engineering with a specific focus on non-visual interaction design, i.e. research concerning sound and haptics (touch), specifically in digital media. Her research is cross-disciplinary and concerns methods for involving users in design processes, prototyping techniques, universal design as well as new innovations and designs for improving participation in society and well-being for persons with disabilities. She has coordinated a national project on an innovation for making it possible for blind children to make digital drawings (HIPP), and has had the role of work package leader for user requirements in two EU projects (HaptiMap, NavMem). Currently, she is working with two projects concerning stroke survivors and well-being, where the objective is to create interactive objects to motivate physical exercise (STARR and AcivABLES).

Ongoing project:

  • Activables: prototype development and research on smart gadgets to motivate physical exercise after a stroke (NordForsk)
  • STARR: Technology to reduce the risk of a second stroke by offering advice and support in the home (EU)


Earlier projects:

  • School contact: a project where the goal is to create recommendations for digital tools with which facilitate information transfer between parents and grade school (PTS)
  • NavMem: prototype development and research on a navigation aid for people with memory problems due to dementia and stroke (EU)
  • The use of 3D printers in the practical teaching of students with visual impairments (SPSM)
  • HaptiMap: new interaction methods in mobile navigation applications (EU)
  • Time Machine: A part of the project "Digital Representation" (Region Skåne)
  • HIPP: an audio-haptic drawing tool for use in schools (Arvsfonden)
  • NiviNavi: playful navigation training with a mobile app (Vinnova)

Teaching

I teach in and supervise several theses in the subjects of interaction design, universal design and rehabilitation engineering that have to do with usability, interaction, and e-accessibility.

I am involved in these courses:

  •  Advanced Interaction Design MAMN01 (course coordinator)
  •  Universal Design, TFRD35
  •  Interaction MAMN25 (course coordinator 2015), and MAMA15
  •  Rehabilitation Engineering and Design
  •  Universal design, project

Recent research outputs

Charlotte Magnusson, Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn, Bitte Rydeman & Héctor Caltenco, 2018 Sep 3, MobileHCI '18 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct. ACM, p. 237 244 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Bergman, J., Olsson, T., Johansson, I. & Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn, 2018, Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality - 24th International Working Conference, REFSQ 2018, Proceedings. Springer Verlag, Vol. 10753 LNCS, p. 20-36 17 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10753 LNCS)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Gunnarsson, C., Hammenberg, J., Kirsten Rassmus-Gröhn & Bornemalm, K., 2018, In : Technology and Disability. p. 53-62

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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