Gerrit Niezen

Postdoc, FIT Lab

Gerrit Niezen is a postdoc at Swansea University in Wales, United Kingdom. Previously he was a PhD candidate in the Department of Industrial Design at TU Eindhoven. He received BEng Computer Engineering and MEng Computer Engineering (with distinction) degrees from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. After spending a brief period in industry, he returned to the University of Pretoria as a lecturer, teaching undergraduate classes in software engineering and network security, as well as a postgraduate class in wireless sensor networks. After completing a PhD in the Netherlands, he joined the Computer Science Department at Swansea University in September 2012.

Research Interests

  • Continuous interaction and manual control theory
  • Medical device design
  • Ontologies and the Semantic Web
  • Interaction design
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Gesture recognition

Publications

  2015 (4)
Can Standards and Regulations Keep Up With Health Technology?. Vincent, C., J.; Niezen, G.; O'Kane, A., A.; and Stawarz, K. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 3(2): e64. 6 2015.
Can Standards and Regulations Keep Up With Health Technology? [link]Website   bibtex
Employing Number-based Graphical Representations to Enhance the Effects of Visual Check on Entry Error. Tu, H.; Oladimeji, P.; Wiseman, S.; Thimbleby, H.; Cairns, P.; and Niezen, G. Interacting with Computers. 2015.
Employing Number-based Graphical Representations to Enhance the Effects of Visual Check on Entry Error [link]Website   bibtex
Mission Possible: using ubiquitous social goal sharing technology to improve children's physical activity levels. Mackintosh, K.; Niezen, G.; and Eslambolchilar, P. In Pediatric Work Physiology 2015 (PWP 2015), 2015.
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A human operator model for medical device interaction using behaviour-based hybrid automata. Niezen, G.; and Eslambolchilar, P. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (Accepted). 2015.
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  2014 (2)
Triangulating empirical and analytic techniques for improving number entry user interfaces. Cauchi, A.; Oladimeji, P.; Niezen, G.; and Thimbleby, H. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGCHI symposium on Engineering interactive computing systems (EICS'14), pages 243-252, 2014.
Triangulating empirical and analytic techniques for improving number entry user interfaces [pdf]Paper   bibtex
User experience evaluation through the brain's electrical activity. Aggarwal, A.; Niezen, G.; and Thimbleby, H. In Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Fun, Fast, Foundational - NordiCHI '14, pages 491-500, 10 2014. ACM Press
User experience evaluation through the brain's electrical activity [pdf]Paper   bibtex
  2013 (4)
Configuring and controlling ubiquitous computing infrastructure with semantic connections: a tangible and an AR approach. van der Vlist, B., J.; Niezen, G.; Rapp, S.; Hu, J.; and Feijs, L., M. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 17(4): 783-799. 2013.
Configuring and controlling ubiquitous computing infrastructure with semantic connections: a tangible and an AR approach [pdf]Paper   bibtex   1 download
Ontologies for interaction : Enabling serendipitous interoperability in smart environments. Niezen, G. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, 5(1): 135-137. 2013.
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A continuous interaction approach to interactive medical device design. Niezen, G. In MediCHI Workshop at CHI'13, 2013.
A continuous interaction approach to interactive medical device design [pdf]Paper   bibtex   6 downloads
The Evolution of Number Entry: A Case Study of the Telephone. Eslambolchilar, P.; Webster, J.; and Niezen, G. Volume 8118 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. pages 538-545. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.
The Evolution of Number Entry: A Case Study of the Telephone [pdf]Paper   bibtex   3 downloads
  2012 (7)
Design semantics of connections of a smart home environment. van der Vlist, B., J.; Hu, J.; Niezen, G.; and Feijs, L., M. Creation and Design, 13/02: 18-24. 2012.
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Performance Evaluation of a Semantic Smart Space Deployment. Niezen, G.; van der Vlist, B., J.; Bhardwaj, S.; and Ozcelebi, T. In 4th International Workshop on Sensor Networks and Ambient Intelligence (SeNAmI 2012), 3 2012.
Performance Evaluation of a Semantic Smart Space Deployment [pdf]Paper   bibtex   1 download
A Study on a Tangible Interaction Approach to Managing Wireless Connections in a Smart Home Environment. Peeters, J., P.; van der Vlist, B., J.; Niezen, G.; Hu, J.; and Feijs, L., M. In 7th International Workshop on the Design & Semantics of Form & Movement (DeSForM), 4 2012.
A Study on a Tangible Interaction Approach to Managing Wireless Connections in a Smart Home Environment [pdf]Paper   bibtex
Controlling Smart Home Environments with Semantic Connections: a Tangible and an AR Approach. van der Vlist, B., J.; Niezen, G.; Rapp, S.; Hu, J.; and Feijs, L., M. In 7th International Workshop on the Design & Semantics of Form & Movement (DeSForM), 4 2012.
Controlling Smart Home Environments with Semantic Connections: a Tangible and an AR Approach [pdf]Paper   bibtex   3 downloads
Designing the Internet of Things for Learning Environmentally Responsible Behaviour. Hu, J.; van der Vlist, B., J.; Niezen, G.; Willemsen, W.; Willems, D., A.; and Feijs, L., M. Interactive Learning Environments. 2012.
Designing the Internet of Things for Learning Environmentally Responsible Behaviour [pdf]Paper   bibtex   1 download
Semantic connections : A new interaction paradigm for smart environments. van der Vlist, B., J.; Niezen, G.; Hu, J.; and Feijs, L. In Design and Semantics of Form and Movement (DeSForM2012), pages 16-26, 2012.
Semantic connections : A new interaction paradigm for smart environments [pdf]Paper   bibtex
Ontologies for interaction: Enabling serendipitous interoperability in smart environments. Niezen, G. Ph.D. Thesis, 2012.
Ontologies for interaction: Enabling serendipitous interoperability in smart environments [pdf]Paper   Ontologies for interaction: Enabling serendipitous interoperability in smart environments [link]Website   bibtex   5 downloads
  2011 (5)
Tangible Interfaces to Digital Connections, Centralized versus Decentralized. Kwak, M.; Niezen, G.; van der Vlist, B., J.; Hu, J.; and Feijs, L., M. 2011.
Tangible Interfaces to Digital Connections, Centralized versus Decentralized [pdf]Paper   bibtex
Using semantic transformers to enable interoperability between media devices in a ubiquitous computing environment. Niezen, G.; van der Vlist, B., J.; Hu, J.; and Feijs, L., M. Volume 7096 . pages 44-53. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2011.
Using semantic transformers to enable interoperability between media devices in a ubiquitous computing environment [pdf]Paper   bibtex   2 downloads
Using Game Elements to Motivate Environmentally Responsible Behaviour. Willemsen, W.; Hu, J.; Niezen, G.; and van der Vlist, B., J. In IADIS Game and Entertainment Technologies 2011 (GET 2011), 2011.
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Interaction Primitives: Describing Interaction Capabilities of Smart Objects in Ubiquitous Computing Environments. van der Vlist, B., J.; Niezen, G.; Hu, J.; and Feijs, L., M. In IEEE AFRICON 2011, 2011.
Interaction Primitives: Describing Interaction Capabilities of Smart Objects in Ubiquitous Computing Environments [pdf]Paper   bibtex
Learning from Internet of Things for Improving Environmentally Responsible Behaviour. Hu, J.; van der Vlist, B., J.; Niezen, G.; Willemsen, W.; Willems, D., A.; and Feijs, L., M. In 6th International Conference on E-learning and Games, Edutainment, pages 292-299, 2011.
Learning from Internet of Things for Improving Environmentally Responsible Behaviour [pdf]Paper   bibtex
  2010 (3)
Design Semantics of Connections in a Smart Home Environment. van der Vlist, B., J.; Niezen, G.; Hu, J.; and Feijs, L., M. In Design and Semantics of Form and Movement (DeSForM2010), pages 48-56, 2010.
Design Semantics of Connections in a Smart Home Environment [pdf]Paper   bibtex
Semantic Connections: Exploring and Manipulating Connections in Smart Spaces. van der Vlist, B., J.; Niezen, G.; Hu, J.; and Feijs, L., M. In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), pages 1-4, 6 2010.
Semantic Connections: Exploring and Manipulating Connections in Smart Spaces [pdf]Paper   bibtex   1 download
From events to goals: supporting semantic interaction in smart environments. Niezen, G.; van der Vlist, B., J.; Hu, J.; and Feijs, L., M. In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), pages 1029-1034, 2010.
From events to goals: supporting semantic interaction in smart environments [pdf]Paper   bibtex   1 download
  2009 (1)
Evaluating and optimising accelerometer-based gesture recognition techniques for mobile devices. Niezen, G.; and Hancke, G., P. In IEEE AFRICON 2009, 9 2009.
Evaluating and optimising accelerometer-based gesture recognition techniques for mobile devices [pdf]Paper   bibtex   abstract
  2008 (2)
Gesture recognition as ubiquitous input for mobile phones. Niezen, G.; and Hancke, G., P. In DAP (Devices that Alter Perception) Workshop at the 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP ’08), 2008.
Gesture recognition as ubiquitous input for mobile phones [pdf]Paper   bibtex
The optimization of gesture recognition techniques for resource-constrained devices. Niezen, G. Ph.D. Thesis, 2008.
The optimization of gesture recognition techniques for resource-constrained devices [pdf]Paper   bibtex
  2007 (1)
Comparing wireless sensor network routing protocols. Niezen, G.; Hancke, G., P.; Rudas, I., J.; and Horváth, L. In IEEE AFRICON 2007, 9 2007. IEEE
Comparing wireless sensor network routing protocols [pdf]Paper   bibtex   abstract   1 download
  2006 (1)
A system architecture for the gathering and distribution of wireless sensor data in wearable computing. Niezen, G.; and Hancke, G., P. In 10th International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC), 2006.
A system architecture for the gathering and distribution of wireless sensor data in wearable computing [pdf]Paper   bibtex

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