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I am broadly interested in Human-Technology Interaction, including novel user interfaces, virtual and augmented reality, emerging and display technologies, 3D displays, multisensory and multimodal interaction, Artificial intelligence, etc.

I am a co-inventor of the FogScreen

I have also been a visiting scholar for a total of 4½ years at UCSB Four Eyes Lab , most recently on 9/2017 - 12/2018. 


University Research Fellow (Yliopistotutkija), Adjunct Professor 

TAUCHI Research Center 


I research mixed reality, novel user interfaces, novel displays, AI, and their applications. 

I have invented several multimodal extensions for HMDs. Proof-of-concept prototypes of mid-air tactile feedback for a mid-air fogscreen (Sand et al. 2015) and for an HMD (Sand et al. 2015) enable to touch and feel synthetic 3D objects while interacting with them. A super-wide FOV optical design for HMDs (Rakkolainen et al. 2016; Rakkolainen et al. 2017) can cover even the full human FOV. Recently we have significantly extended the FOV of a standard VR viewer (Rakkolainen et al. 2017). We also invented a visual feedback system for HMDs, which surpasses the eye and its lens, sending light directly to retina (Koskinen et al. 2017), PTZ superzoom + 360° camera, and illumination for 360° cameras

We have also refined the previous gestural AR/VR interface (Rakkolainen 2003) with new UI concepts together with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). They enable embedded VR viewing and easy use of 3D UIs for smartphones (Rakkolainen et al. 2016).


TAUCHI Research Center


Computer science

Uusimmat julkaisut

Touchless Tactile Interaction with Unconventional Permeable Displays

Sand, A., Rakkolainen, I., Surakka, V., Raisamo, R. & Brewster, S., 2022, Ultrasound Mid-Air Haptics for Touchless Interfaces. 1 toim. Springer, s. 207-223 (Human-Computer Interaction Series).

Tutkimustuotos: LukuScientific

Technologies for Multimodal Interaction in Extended Reality—A Scoping Review

Rakkolainen, I., Farooq, A., Kangas, J., Hakulinen, J., Rantala, J., Turunen, M. & Raisamo, R., 10 jouluk. 2021, julkaisussa: Multimodal Technologies and Interaction. 5, 12, 35 Sivumäärä, 81.

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkeliScientificvertaisarvioitu

A Survey of Mid-Air Ultrasound Haptics and Its Applications

Rakkolainen, I., Freeman, E., Sand, A., Raisamo, R. & Brewster, S., 2020, julkaisussa: IEEE Transactions on Haptics. 14, 1, s. 2-19

Tutkimustuotos: Katsausartikkelivertaisarvioitu

Evaluating Ultrasonic Tactile Feedback Stimuli

Sand, A., Rakkolainen, I., Surakka, V., Raisamo, R. & Brewster, S., 2020, Haptics: Science, Technology, Applications: 12th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2020, Leiden, The Netherlands, September 6–9, 2020, Proceedings. Nisky, I., Hartcher-O’Brien, J., Wiertlewski, M. & Smeets, J. (toim.). Springer, Vuosikerta 12272. s. 253-261 9 Sivumäärä (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vuosikerta 12272).

Tutkimustuotos: KonferenssiartikkeliScientificvertaisarvioitu

Tactile Feedback on Mid-Air Gestural Interaction with a Large Fogscreen

Sand, A., Remizova, V., MacKenzie, I. S., Spakov, O., Nieminen, K., Rakkolainen, I., Kylliäinen, A., Surakka, V. & Kuosmanen, J., 2020, AcademicMindtrek '20 : Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Academic Mindtrek. Turunen, M. (toim.). ACM, s. 161-164

Tutkimustuotos: KonferenssiartikkeliScientificvertaisarvioitu

A Survey of Mid-Air Ultrasonic Tactile Feedback

Rakkolainen, I., Sand, A. & Raisamo, R., 2019, 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM). New York: IEEE, s. 94-98

Tutkimustuotos: KonferenssiartikkeliScientificvertaisarvioitu

Human augmentation: Past, present and future

Raisamo, R., Rakkolainen, I., Majaranta, P., Salminen, K., Rantala, J. & Farooq, A., 2019, julkaisussa: International Journal of Human Computer Studies. 131, s. 131-143

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkeliScientificvertaisarvioitu

Gigapixel Virtual Reality Employing Live Superzoom Cameras

Koskinen, O., Rakkolainen, I. & Raisamo, R., 2018, VRST '18 Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology. Spencer, S. N. (toim.). New York, NY: ACM, 92

Tutkimustuotos: KonferenssiartikkeliScientificvertaisarvioitu

Illumination for 360 Degree Cameras

Rakkolainen, I., Raisamo, R., Turk, M. & Höllerer, T., 2018, Proceeding VRST '18 Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology. Spencer, S. N. (toim.). New York, NY: ACM, 96

Tutkimustuotos: KonferenssiartikkeliScientificvertaisarvioitu

Improved interaction for mid-air projection screen technology

Palovuori, K. & Rakkolainen, I., 2018, Virtual and Augmented Reality. NA, NA. (toim.). IGI Global, s. 1742-1761 20 Sivumäärä

Tutkimustuotos: LukuScientificvertaisarvioitu