Dr. Tobias Röddiger

Group Leader (Wearable Systems)

email: tobias.roeddiger (at) kit.edu

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus Süd
Institute of Telematics
Chair for Pervasive Computing Systems / TECO
Vincenz-Prießnitz-Straße 1
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Building 07.07, Room 206

About Me

I am Tobias Röddiger, a research group leader for Wearable Systems at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Previously, I have studied and conducted research at KIT, MIT and Lancaster University. I have published 20 papers, many in highly recognized venues, and filed 3 patents. I have founded two companies, worked at Microsoft and shipped systems that have been used by millions worldwide. In past research, I implemented various embedded systems, including the world’s first open-source platform for ear-based sensing “OpenEarable” and “AstroAnt” , a miniature robot set to depart to the moon. One of my focus areas are earables, smart sensor devices worn on the ears. My research has shown their application in respiration and eye tracking, cough detection, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and invisible human-computer interaction using a muscle in the middle ear. Recently, I have also been working on automated machine learning for microcontrollers with neural architecture search available as an end-to-end toolchain that runs directly in the browser called “edge-ml.org”.

As lecturer, I have achieved a perfect teaching score of 100%. I believe in conveying strong theoretical knowledge and creating a teaching environment that fosters brilliance through excellence in practice. I am committed to deliver highly engaging lectures. From my students, I expect academic output on all levels.

Throughout my career, I have received two scholarships, two best paper awards, one dissertation award, one master thesis award, and 10 first prizes at various hackathons around the world. I have also served as a reviewer or organizer for different A* journals and conferences.

For a full list of my past experience and achievements, please have a look at my

Publications

2023
OpenBCI + 3D-Printed Headphones = Open ExG Headphones – An Open-Source Research Platform for Biopotential Earable Applications
Knierim, M. T.; Puhl, D.; Ivucic, G.; Röddiger, T.
2023. CHI EA ’23: Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Ed.: A. Schmidt, Art.-Nr.: 221, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3544549.3585875
2022
Tools and methods for Edge-AI-systems
Schwabe, N.; Zhou, Y.; Hielscher, L.; Röddiger, T.; Riedel, T.; Reiter, S.
2022. at - Automatisierungstechnik, 70 (9), 767–776. doi:10.1515/auto-2022-0023
OpenEarable: Open Hardware Earable Sensing Platform
Röddiger, T.; King, T.; Roodt, D. R.; Clarke, C.; Beigl, M.
2022, September 15 
Sensing with Earables: A Systematic Literature Review and Taxonomy of Phenomena
Röddiger, T.; Clarke, C.; Breitling, P.; Schneegans, T.; Zhao, H.; Gellersen, H.; Beigl, M.
2022. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 6 (3), Article 135. doi:10.1145/3550314VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
2021
Earrumble: Discreet hands-and eyes-free input by voluntary tensor tympani muscle contraction
Röddiger, T.; Clarke, C.; Wolffram, D.; Budde, M.; Beigl, M.
2021. Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Art.-Nr.: 743, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3411764.3445205VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
EarRecorder: A Multi-Device Earable Data Collection Toolkit
Fang, L.; Röddiger, T.; Schmid, F.; Beigl, M.
2021. Augmented Humans Conference 2021, 286–288, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3458709.3459005
2020
FLECTILE: 3D-printable soft actuators for wearable computing
Fang, L.; Röddiger, T.; Sun, H.; Willenbacher, N.; Beigl, M.
2020. UbiComp/ISWC ’20: 2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Ed.: K. v. Laerhoven, 32–36, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Best Paper Award doi:10.1145/3410531.3414307VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Design Space and Usability of Earable Prototyping
Röddiger, T.; Beigl, M.; Exler, A.
2020. UbiComp/ISWC ’20: 2020 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2020 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, Virtual Event, Mexico, September, 2020. Ed.: K. van Laerhoven, 73–78, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3410531.3414302VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
PDMSkin – On-Skin Gestures with Printable Ultra-Stretchable Soft Electronic Second Skin
Röddiger, T.; Beigl, M.; Wolffram, D.; Budde, M.; Sun, H.
2020. AHs ’20: Proceedings of the Augmented Humans International Conference, March 2020, Article No.: 28, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3384657.3384789VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Wearability and Comfort of Earables during Sleep
Röddiger, T.; Dinse, C.; Beigl, M.
2020. ISWC’21: Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers: September 21-26, 2021 ; Virtual Event, 150–152, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3460421.3480432
Where Should i Look? Comparing Reference Frames for Spatial Tactile Cues
Pescara, E.; Stubenbord, A.; Röddiger, T.; Fang, L.; Beigl, M.
2020. ISWC’21: Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers: September 21-26, 2021 ; Virtual Event, 68–72, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3460421.3478822
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Support: Comparison of Wrist-, Chest-, and Ear-Worn Devices and Estimation Algorithms
Hermann, S.; Breitling, P.; Röddiger, T.; Beigl, M.
2020. ISWC’21: Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers: September 21-26, 2021 ; Virtual Event, 28–32, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3460421.3478820
2019
Towards Respiration Rate Monitoring Using an In-Ear Headphone Inertial Measurement Unit
Röddiger, T.; Wolffram, D.; Laubenstein, D.; Budde, M.; Beigl, M.
2019. UbiComp ’19: The 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing - EarComp’19: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Earable Computing - London, United Kingdom, 9th-13th September 2019, 48–53, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Best Paper Award doi:10.1145/3345615.3361130VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
2018
ARMart – AR-Based Shopping Assistant to Choose and Find Store Items
Röddiger, T.; Doerner, D.; Beigl, M.
2018. 2018 Joint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2018 and 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018; Singapore; Singapore; 8 October 2018 through 12 October 2018, 440–443, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3267305.3267631VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
VOCNEA: Sleep apnea and hypopnea detection using a novel tiny gas sensor
Röddiger, T.; Beigl, M.; Köpke, M.; Budde, M.
2018. 22nd International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018; Singapore; Singapore; 8 October 2018 through 12 October 2018, 226–227, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). doi:10.1145/3267242.3267273VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument