RadarSense: Radar-based Sensing Algorithms, Techniques, and Applications for Novel Interactions with Computing Systems


Project summary

Project no.: PN-III-CEI-BIM-PBE-2020-0001; Contract no.: 1BM/2021
Principal Investigators: Radu-Daniel Vatavu (University of Suceava, Romania) and Jean Vanderdonckt (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Funded by UEFISCDI, Romania and Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Belgium
Funding scheme: PNIII P3 - European and international cooperation
Running period: January 2021 - December 2022 (24 months)


In this project, we plan to develop new algorithmic approaches, software tools, and applications for gesture-based interaction by using radar sensing technology. We want to address the lack of structured knowledge in the community regarding radar-based algorithms and input techniques for gesture interaction, which we believe prevents thorough understanding of the practical opportunities of this technology.

Set of hand gestures, elicited during a preliminary study (Magrofuoco et al., 2019), for radar-based sensing.

Concrete objectives

The main objective of this project is to facilitate and support scientific collaboration between the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava and Université catholique de Louvain to foster research activities on the topic of gesture-based interaction using radar sensing technology. Our specific objectives are:
  1. Perform a critical analysis of input techniques and applications for radar-based interaction with computer systems
  2. Propose new algorithmic approaches for effective recognition of radar-based gesture input
  3. Demonstrate radar-based input for practical interactive systems


University of Suceava, Romania Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  •  Prof. Radu-Daniel Vatavu, Principal Investigator
  •  Cristian Pamparau, PhD student
  •  Alexandru-Ionut Șiean, PhD student
  •  Irina Popovici, PhD student
  •  Laura-Bianca Bilius, PhD student
  •  Adrian Aiordachioae, PhD student
  •  Prof. Jean Vanderdonckt, Principal Investigator
  •  Prof. Sébastien Lambot
  •  Laetitia Lambillotte, PhD student
  •  Nathan Magrofuoco, PhD student
  •  Soreangsey Kiv, PhD student
  •  Santiago Villarreal, PhD student
  •  Mehdi Ousmer, PhD student
  •  Quentin Sellier, PhD student
  •  Arthur Sluÿters, PhD student
  •  Sanae Abdelouassaa, Master's student
Research activities are conducted in the Machine Intelligence and Information Visualization Research Laboratory of the MANSiD Research Center (Romania) and the Louvain Interaction Laboratory (Belgium).


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