I am the Director of Research in the Department of Computing and Communications at the Open University, UK, and head of The Pervasive Interaction Lab . My research is primarily concerned with the human aspects of ubiquitous computing, exploring the interactions between people and technologies. A main focus is on the development of novel haptic technologies, i.e. those that make use of the sense of touch, and that give feedback that people can make use of in their activities, almost as if the technology augments their senses.