Benjamin Hatscher, M.A.

Research Scientist

Faculty of Computer Science
Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

Office: ExFa 04.10
Phone: ++49 391 67-57271
ed.ugvo@rehcstah.nimajneb :liaM-E

Research Interests

My research focuses on multimodal human-computer interaction in the operating room. I'm working on methods which allow physicans to interact with software while keeping their hands free for surgical tasks. Therefore, I utilize hand gestures, gaze and the feet as input channels and investigate combinations for touchless hands-free interaction methods.


Scientific Publications

Solovjova, A., Hatscher, B., Hansen, C. (2019)
Influence of Augmented Reality Interaction on a Primary Task for the Medical Domain
Proceedings of Mensch & Computer 2019, Workshop Human-Computer Interaction in Safety-Critical Systems, Hamburg, accepted
Wehbe, R., Bornemann, K., Hatscher, B., Tu, J., Cormier, L., Hansen, C., Lank, E., Nacke, L. (2019)
Crushed It!: Interactive Floor Demonstration
Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, Scotland Uk, pp. INT014:1-INT014:4
Pannicke, E., Hatscher, B., Hensen, B., Mewes, A., Hansen, C., Wacker, F., and Vick, R. (2018)
MR Compatible and Sterile Gesture Interaction for Interventions
Proceedings of the 12th Interventional MRI symposium, Boston, MA, USA, pp. 43
Hatscher, B., Hansen, C. (2018)
Hand, Foot or Voice: Alternative Input Modalities for Touchless Interaction in the Medical Domain
ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI'18), Boulder, Colorado, USA, pp. 145-153
Solovjova, A., Labsch, L., Hatscher, B., Hensen, B., Fritzsche, M., Hansen, C. (2018)
Plantar Pressure-based Gestures for Medical Image Manipulation
Mensch und Computer, Dresden, Germany, pp. 421-425
Hatscher, B., Luz, M., Hansen, C. (2018)
Foot Interaction Concepts to Support Radiological Interventions
i-com - Journal of Interactive Media, 17(1), pp. 3-13
Hatscher, B., Luz, M., Nacke, L., Mueller, V., Elkmann, N., Hansen C. (2017)
GazeTap: Towards Hands-Free Interaction in the Operating Room
ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI'17), Glasgow, Scotland, pp. 243-251
Wagner S., Hatscher, B., Luz, M., Preim, B., Hansen, C. (2017)
Konzepte mit unterschiedlichen Platzanforderungen zur Navigation in medizinischen Bilddaten mittels eines Sensorfussbodens
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Computer- and Robot-Assisted Surgery, Hannover, Germany, pp. 220-225
Hatscher, B., Luz, M., Hansen, C. (2017)
Foot Interaction Concepts to Support Radiological Interventions
Mensch und Computer, Regensburg, Germany, pp. 93-104
Best Paper Award 
Hatscher, B., Wagner, S., Grimaldi, L., Fritzsche, M., Elkmann, N., Hansen, C. (2016)
Navigation in medizinischen Bilddaten mittels eines taktilen Fussbodens
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Computer- and Robot-Assisted Surgery (CURAC), Bern, Switzerland, pp. 33-38