I’m a post-doc researcher in human-computer interaction. I current work at the University of Copenhagen, working with Kasper Hornbæk on body-based user interfaces. My research interests include the use of technology for novel input and output mechanisms for devices. During my PhD, I researched mid-air interaction and hand gesture recognition techniques that can be integrated with wearable devices. My work tends to involve sensors and actuators of all kinds, but in particular: Electrical muscle sensing and stimulation, ultrasonics, optics and magnetism. More recently, VR has piqued my interests. In my spare time, I enjoy football, cycling and table tennis.
Work and Education
- 2018 - present - University of Copenhagen
- Post-doctoral researcher in the human-centered computing section, working with Kasper Hornbæk on Body-based interfaces.
- 2014 - 2018 - University of Bristol
- PhD in Human-computer interaction, under the supervision of Professor Mike Fraser.
- 2010 - 2014 - University of Bristol
- Masters in Computer Science.
I have taught at the University of Bristol and at the University of Copenhagen. Both classes were based on prototyping interactive devices.
- AC for MobileHCI 2019 & CHI 2020
- Active reviewer for CHI, UIST, IMWUT, MobileHCI, TEI, CSCW, ISWC & ISS
List of publications
From Google scholar:
To appear CHI '21 - "Poros: Configurable Proxies for Distant Interactions in VR"
To appear CHI '21 - "SoloFinger: Robust Microgestures while Grasping Everyday Objects"
Proceedings of the Augmented Humans International Conference '20 - "Novel Input and Output opportunities using an Implanted Magnet"
Paul Strohmeier, Jess McIntosh
IET Cyber-systems and Robotics '20 - "Gesture recognition for transhumeral prosthesis control using EMG and NIR"
Ejay Nsugbe, Carol Phillips, Mike Fraser, Jess McIntosh
UIST '20 - "Iteratively Adapting Avatars using Task-Integrated Optimisation"
Jess McIntosh, Hubert Dariusz Zajac, Andreea Nicoleta Stefan, Joanna Bergström, Kasper Hornbæk
CHI '19 - "Magnetips: Combining Fingertip Tracking and Haptic Feedback for Around-Device Interaction"
Jess McIntosh, Paul Strohmeier, Jarrod Knibbe, Sebastian Boring, and Kasper Hornbæk
CHI EA '18 - "CuffLink: A Wristband to Grab and Release Data Between Devices"
Alex Church, Ethan Kenwrick, Yun Park, Luke Hudlass-Galley, Anmol Krishan Sachdeva, Zhiyu Yang, Jess McIntosh, and Peter Bennett
CHI '17 - "Echoflex: Hand gesture recognition using ultrasound imaging"
Jess McIntosh, Asier Marzo, Mike Fraser, and Carol Phillips
UIST '17 - "Sensir: Detecting hand gestures with a wearable bracelet using infrared transmission and reflection"
Jess McIntosh, Asier Marzo, and Mike Fraser
ISS '17 - "Improving the feasibility of ultrasonic hand tracking wearables"
Jess McIntosh and Mike Fraser
CHI EA '17 - "DeskWave: Desktop Interactions Using Low-cost Microwave Doppler Arrays"
Jess McIntosh, Mike Fraser, Paul Worgan, and Asier Marzo
CHI EA '17 - "Project telepathy: Targeted verbal communication using 3D beamforming speakers and facial electromyography"
Anne-Claire Bourland, Peter Gorman, Jess McIntosh, and Asier Marzo
CHI '16 - "EMPress: Practical hand gesture classification with wrist-mounted EMG and pressure sensing"
Jess McIntosh, Charlie McNeill, Mike Fraser, Frederic Kerber, Markus Löchtefeld, and Antonio Krüger
NordiCHI '16 - "Understanding same-side interactions with wrist-worn devices"
Frederic Kerber, Markus Löchtefeld, Antonio Krüger, Jess McIntosh, Charlie McNeill, and Mike Fraser
ITS '15 - "Ghost touch: Turning surfaces into interactive tangible canvases with focused ultrasound"
Asier Marzo, Richard McGeehan, Jess McIntosh, Sue Ann Seah, and Sriram Subramanian
ITS '15 - "Dynamir: optical manipulations using dynamic mirror brushes"
Florent Berthaut, Deepak Ranjan Sahoo, Jess McIntosh, Diptesh Das, and Sriram Subramanian