Velko Vechev

Velko Vechev

Ph.D. student
Advanced Interactive Technologies Lab, ETH Zürich

E-Mail
velko.vechev@inf.ethz.ch
Address
Stampfenbachstrasse 48, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
Room
ETH Zurich, Department of Computer Science, STD, H 29.1



Biography

I am a Ph.D. student in the Advanced Interactive Technologies lab at ETH working with Professor Otmar Hilliges. I completed my MSc at Chalmers University in Gothenburg (2016) working on a navigation interface for semi-autonomous vehicles, followed by a research internship at the NUS-HCI lab in Singapore. Before joining the AIT Lab, I was the lead UX designer at DeepCode, developing an AI based suggestion interface to improve developer code quality. I am interested in creating novel interfaces using haptics and sensing in dynamic contexts (such as VR/AR/Sports) which harness the dexterity and mobility of the human body.

Publications with the AIT Lab

A complete list of my publications can be found on Google Scholar

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Computational Design of Active Kinesthetic Garments

AuthorsV. Vechev, R. Hinchet, S. Coros, B. Thomaszewski, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technologies (UIST), Bend, Oregon, USA, Oct 2022

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Computational Design of Kinesthetic Garments

AuthorsV. Vechev, J. Zarate, B. Thomaszewski, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsComputer Graphics Forum, 2022

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Dynamic Drawing Guidance via Electromagnetic Haptic Feedback

AuthorsT. Langerak, J. Zarate, V. Vechev, D. Panozzo, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsarXiv preprint, 2019

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TacTiles: Dual-mode Low-power Electromagnetic Actuators for Rendering Continuous Contact and Spatial Haptic Patterns in VR

AuthorsV. Vechev*, J. Zarate*, D. Lindlbauer, R. Hinchet, H. Shea, O. Hilliges
In Proceedings2019 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), Mar 2019
* These two authors contributed equally to this work.

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DextrES: Wearable Haptic Feedback for Grasping in VR via a Thin Form-Factor Electrostatic Brake

AuthorsR. Hinchet*, V. Vechev*, H. Shea, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technologies (UIST), Berlin, Germany, Oct 2018
* These two authors contributed equally to this work.

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MagTics: Flexible and Thin Form Factor Magnetic Actuators for Dynamic and Wearable Haptic Feedback

AuthorsF. Pece*, J. Zarate*, V. Vechev, N. Besse, O. Gudozhnik, H. Shea, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technologies (UIST), Quebec City, Canada, Oct 2017
* These two authors contributed equally to this work.

Honorable Mention Best Paper Award

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