The Lab's main research focus is the potential of Full-Body Interaction (FuBInt) from the standpoint of interaction design. We aim to understand its potential as a communication medium that can generate specific types of interactive experiences.

As a result, we centre our interest on the theoretical aspects that seem to provide support for the mediation of such experiences through the users' body. Namely, we focus on theories of embodied cognition, psycopedagogy, and physiology.

On the other hand, we also study the application of these experiences in real world contexts. We work mainly with children due to our interest on the developmental impact that FuBInt experiences may have. Therefore, we study:

  • How FuBInt may contribute to strategies in non-formal and informal learning in schools, museums, cultural heritage sites, and many other related contexts. 
  • How FuBInt may contribute to the evolution of playgrounds and play activities both as leisure and as developmental spaces for children.
  • The potential of FuBInt to help children with special needs achieve a better integration in our society; specifically we have worked with Autism Spectrum Disorder and with Sedentarism and lack of physical activity.

However, we do not restrict our work to children only since we believe in the potential of FuBInt in many aspects of everybody's life.