Professor Yu XIAO heads the multidisciplinary Wearable Systems Lab at Aalto University. The group develops wearable devices and applications that combine artificial intelligence, wearable sensing, and XR to provide aids for healthcare, manufacturing, sports etc. In the EMIL project, the group will focus on creating haptic thermal and liquid experiences for virtual reality. 

“In the future you sit virtually in a sauna and you can feel the steam – hopefully this will be in use in 2-3 years”, Yu Xiao describes.