Human-Biology Interaction (HBI) is a field that aims to provide first-hand experience with living matter and the modern life-sciences to the lay public. Advances in optical, bioengineering, and digital technologies as well as interaction design now also enable real and direct experiences at the microscale, such as with living cells and molecules, motivating the sub-field of “micro-HBI.” This is distinct from simulating any biological processes. There is a significant need for HBI as new educational modalities are required to enable all strata of society to become informed about new technologies and biology in general, as we face challenges like global pandemics, environmental loss, and species extinctions. Here we review this field in order to provide a jump-off point for future work and to bring stakeholder from different disciplines together. By now, the field has explored and demonstrated many such interactive systems, the use of different microorganisms, new interaction design principles, and versatile applications, such as museum exhibits, biotic games, educational cloud labs, citizen science platforms, and hands-on do-it-yourself (DIY) Bio maker activities. We close with key open questions for the field to move forward.
|Journal||Frontiers in Computer Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2022 May 16|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Funding was provided by the College of Science and the MCB Department at the University of Arizona (IR-K), and by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean government (MSIT) (no. 2021R1C1C101290011) (SL).
Copyright © 2022 Lee and Riedel-Kruse.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science (miscellaneous)
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Computer Science Applications