Welcome to the Human-in-Mind Engineering Research Lab (HiMER Lab; pronounced as [/haɪmer/ lab]) led by Dr. Heejin Jeong at the University of Illinois at Chicago‘s Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE). Our lab is a member of the UIC Robotics and Human-Intelligence Interaction (RHII) Group (with Robotics and Motion Lab; Rehabilitation Robotics Lab).
The HiMER Lab designs, implements, and evaluates emerging interactive systems from the human factors perspective to advance the well-being and the quality of life of the people.
As innovative technology and its applications are growing rapidly, humans’ tasks and roles have changed and become diverse in the human-technology interaction. We seek to understand both human cognitive skills (e.g., attention, memory, learning, problem-solving) and limitations (e.g., human error) to explore how humans interact with user interfaces using gesture, speech, eye glance, multi-modality, virtual/augmented reality, sensor, etc.
We are a human factors engineering research lab to seek interdisciplinary research collaborations with a wide range of fields including engineering, social sciences, and learning sciences. If you’re interested in working with us, please feel free to contact Dr. Jeong (firstname.lastname@example.org).