Jess McIntosh

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Researcher in human-computer interaction

I work in the field of human-computer interaction. I currently work at the University of Copenhagen as a postdoc, working with Kasper Hornbæk on the BODY-UI project. My research interests include the use of novel technology for device input and output. During my PhD, I researched methods that can integrate with wearable devices, to enable mid-air interaction and hand gestures. More recently, I have focused on feedback methods for wearables and on-body interaction. My work tends to involve sensors and actuators of all kinds, with a strong emphasis on EMG, ultrasonics, infrared and magnetics.

Selected Projects


Detecting Hand Gestures with a Wearable Bracelet using Infrared


Hand Gesture Recognition using Ultrasound Imaging


Practical Hand Gesture Classification with Wrist-Mounted EMG and Pressure

Work and Education

  • 2018 - present - University of Copenhagen
    • Post-doctoral researcher in the human-centered computing section, working with Kasper Hornbaek on the BODY-UI project.
  • 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.

Community Engagement

  • AC for MobileHCI 2019
  • Active reviewer for CHI, UIST, MobileHCI, SIGGRAPH, TEI & ISS

Contact me


Department of Computer Science
University of Copenhagen
Njalsgade 128
Building 24, 5th floor
DK-2300 Copenhagen



List of publications

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