Chris Harrison

2014 Fellow

Current Institution: Carnegie Mellon University

Computer/Information Sciences

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About Chris Harrison's Work

My research group creates new sensing and interface technologies that foster more powerful and delightful interactions between humans and computers. These efforts often lie in emerging use modalities, such as wearable computing, augmented reality, smart environments, and gestural interfaces. In addition to computer science, my research often incorporates machine learning, computer vision, embedded processing, sensors, interaction design, and physical fabrication.

Awards and Achievements

MIT Technology Review’s top 35 innovators under 35 (TR35)

Forbes’ top 30 scientist under 30 World Economic Forum Young Scientist

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow

Intel Outstanding Researcher Award

World Economic Forum Young Scientist

In the News

In a Small Space, a Big Issue
The New York Times

Bringing Touch Recognition to Everything
Wall Street Journal

Meaningful Gestures
The Economist

Stephen Hawking’s Science of the Future: Episode 4
National Geographic Channel

Em-Sense Enabled Smartwatch Can Detect When You Touch a Doorknob

This Invention Lets You Use Your Skin as Smartwatch Trackpad
ABC News

SkinTrack Turns Your Arm Into a Touchpad. Here’s How It Works

Making wearables more useful and smart homes less of a chore
Tech Crunch

8 Incredible Prototypes That Show The Future Of Human-Computer Interaction
Fast Company

Non-invasive 'Skintrack' technology turns your flesh into a trackpad for controlling an Apple Watch

New Tech Turns Your Arm Skin Into A Touchpad
Huffington Post

Tech Trends: Smartwatch makes your skin an extension of the touchscreen
KRON, San Francisco

Want more screen space on your smartwatch? Put a ring on it...
Tech Crunch

This watch turns your arm into a touchscreen
CNN Money

Frustrated with tiny smartwatch screens? Gadget turns the skin on your Arm into a touchpad
Daily Mail

This Freakily Futuristic Technology Lets you use your Skin as a Touchscreen

Researchers create wild skin-touch interface for tiny smart watches

Navigate your smartwatch by touching your skin

New tech turns your skin into a touchscreen for your smartwatch
The Verge

SkinTrack turns your entire forearm into a smartwatch touchpad

Use Your Arm as a Smart-Watch Touch Pad
MIT Technology Review

This New 'Skinterface' Could Make Smartwatches Suck Less

This Smartwatch Turns your Skin into a Touchscreen
Popular Science