Dr Thuong Hoang



Senior Lecturer, Virtual and Augmented Reality


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Info Technology


Melbourne Burwood Campus


I am currently a Lecturer in Virtual and Augmented Reality at Deakin University, Australia.

My research expertise is in augmented reality, wearable computer, and human computer interactions. My focus is in interaction techniques and devices, human factors, and educational technologies. My PhD research created innovative interaction technologies and devices for the field of augmented reality and wearable computer.

I have extensive experience in creating new wearable and augmented reality technology, including a patent-pending ultrasonic glove device, as well as designing user interaction techniques and technology for natural gestural interactions with computing systems.

If you are interested in completing a Masters or PhD by research with me, please contact me through this page or my Deakin page.

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Research interests

Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality
Human Computer Interaction
Wearable Computing
Interaction Design

Teaching interests

Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality

Human Computer Interaction

Units taught

SIT759 - Virtual Reality Professional Placement

SIT758 - Virtual Reality Development for Mobile


Augmented Reality Virtual Reality Human Computer Interaction Wearable Computing Interaction Design
  • Computers
  • Information technology


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The technology explorers: partnering with older adults to engage with virtual reality and virtual avatars

Steven Baker, Jenny Waycott, Frank Vetere, T Hoang

(2019), pp. 231-246, Ageing and digital technology: designing and evaluating emerging technologies for older adults, Singapore, B1


SpinalLog: visuo-haptic feedback in musculoskeletal manipulation training

D Chacon, Eduardo Velloso, T Hoang, Katrin Wolf

(2019), pp. 5-14, TEI 2019 : Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interactions, Tempe, Ariz., E1


Exploring the design of social VR experiences with older adults

Steven Baker, Jenny Waycott, Romina Carrasco, Thuong Hoang, Frank Vetere

(2019), DIS'19 : Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, San Diego, Calif., E1


"What's happening at that hip?": Design, usability, and evaluation of an on-body projection based augmented reality system for physiotherapy classroom

Hasan Ferdous, Thuong Hoang, Zaher Joukhadar, Martin Reinoso, Frank Vetere, David Kelly, Louisa Remedios

(2019), 2019 CHI : Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, Scotland, E1


Interrogating social virtual reality as a communication medium for older adults

Steven Baker, Ryan Kelly, Jenny Waycott, Romina Carrasco, Thuong Hoang, Frances Batchelor, Elizabeth Ozanne, Briony Dow, Jennifer Warburton, Frank Vetere

(2019), Vol. 3, Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Austin, Tex., E1


Robust tracking through the design of high quality fiducial markers: an optimization tool for ARToolKit

D Khan, S Ullah, D Yan, I Rabbi, P Richard, T Hoang, M Billinghurst, X Zhang

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 22421-22433, IEEE access, Piscataway, N.J., C1-1


An evaluation of multimodal interaction techniques for 3D layout constraint solver in a desktop?based virtual environment

M Kefi, T Hoang, P Richard, E Verhulst

(2018), Vol. 22, pp. 339-351, Virtual reality, London, Eng., C1


Body as a canvas: an exploration on the role of the body as display of digital information

T Hoang, H Ferdous, F Vetere, M Reinoso

(2018), pp. 253-263, DIS 2018 : Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, Hong Kong, China, E1


Augmented reality learning environment for physiotherapy education

D Kelly, T Hoang, M Reinoso, Z Joukhadar, T Clements, F Vetere

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 21-28, Physical therapy reviews, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Combatting social isolation and increasing social participation of older adults through the use of technology: a systematic review of existing evidence

Steven Baker, Jeni Warburton, Jenny Waycott, Frances Batchelor, Thuong Hoang, Briony Dow, Elizabeth Ozanne, Frank Vetere

(2018), Vol. 37, pp. 184-193, Australasian journal on ageing, Chichester, Eng., C1


Sketchi: Hands-on special interest group on sketching in HCI

M Lewis, M Sturdee, N Marquardt, T Hoang

(2018), pp. 1-4, CHI 2018 : Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montreal, Quebec, E1


Manipulating reality? Designing and deploying virtual reality in sensitive settings

J Waycott, G Wadley, S Baker, H Ferdous, T Hoang, K Gerling, C Headleand, A Simeone

(2018), pp. 411-414, DIS 2018: Proceedings of the ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems, Hong Kong, China, E1


Annotating animated AR objects for co-located learning

Martin Reinoso, T Hoang, Frank Vetere, Egemen Tanin

(2018), pp. 470-477, IEEE TALE 2018: Engineering next-generation learning : Proceedings of International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, Wollongong, N.S.W., E1


Augmented studio: projection mapping on moving body for physiotherapy education

T Hoang, M Reinoso, Z Joukhadar, F Vetere, D Kelly

(2017), pp. 1-12, CHI 2017 : Proceedings of the Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017 Conference, Denver, Colorado, E1-1


SoPhy: a wearable technology for lower limb assessment in video consultations of physiotherapy

D Aggarwal, W Zhang, T Hoang, B Ploderer, F Vetere, M Bradford

(2017), pp. 3916-3928, CHI 2017 : Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, Co., E1-1


To be (me) or not to be? Photorealistic avatars and older adults

A Puri, S Baker, T Hoang, R Zuffi

(2017), pp. 503-507, OzCHI 2017 : Proceedings of the 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, Brisbane, Qld., E1


Alternating reality: an interweaving narrative of physical and virtual cultural exhibitions

T Hoang, T Cox

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 402-419, Presence: teleoperators and virtual environments, Cambridge, Mass., C1


SketchingDIS: hand-drawn sketching in HCI

M Lewis, J Van Dijk, M Sturdee, M Rasmussen, J Alexander, T Hoang

(2017), pp. 356-359, DIS 2017 Companion : Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, Edinburgh, Scotland, E1-1


Using constraint solver for 3D layout assistance in human-scale virtual environment

M Kefi, P Richard, T Hoang, T Yamaguchi, V Barichard

(2017), Vol. 2: HUCAPP, pp. 27-38, HUCAPP 2017 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Applications, Porto, Portugal, E1-1


SoPhy: smart socks for video consultations of physiotherapy

D Aggarwal, T Hoang, W Zhang, B Ploderer, F Vetere, M Bradford

(2017), Vol. 10516, pp. 424-428, INTERACT 2017 : Proceedings of the 16th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human?Computer Interaction, Mumbai, India, E1-1


Doctor, can you see my squats? Understanding bodily communication in video consultations for physiotherapy

D Aggarwal, B Ploderer, F Vetere, M Bradford, T Hoang

(2016), pp. 1197-1208, DIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse, Brisbane, Queensland, E1-1


Older People and Social Participation: From Touch-Screens to Virtual Realities

S Baker, J Waycott, S Pedell, T Hoang, E Ozanne

(2016), pp. 1-10, Proceedings of 2016 ACM International Symposium on Interactive Technology and Ageing Populations (ACM IxAP),, Kochi, Japan, E1-1


HandLog: a deformable tangible device for continuous input through finger flexion

T Beven, T Hoang, M Carter, B Ploderer

(2016), pp. 1-10, OZCHI 2016 : Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction, Launceston, Tasmania, E1-1


Onebody: remote posture guidance system using first person view in virtual environment

T Hoang, M Reinoso, F Vetere, E Tanin

(2016), pp. 1-10, NORDICHI 2016 : Proceedings of Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Gothenburg, Sweden, E1-1


In bed with technology: challenges and opportunities for sleep tracking

W Liu, B Ploderer, T Hoang

(2015), pp. 142-151, OzCHI 2015 : Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction : Australia is Being Human, Melbourne, Victoria, E1-1


Tangible virtual kitchen for the rehabilitation of Alzheimer's patients

T Hoang, D Foloppe, P Richard

(2015), pp. 161-162, 3DUI 2015 Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, Arles, France, E1-1


Ultrasonic glove input device for distance-based interactions

T Hoang, R Smith, B Thomas

(2013), pp. 46-53, ICAT 2013 : Proceedings of the 2013 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, Tokyo, Japan, E1-1


Passive deformable haptic glove to support 3D interactions in mobile augmented reality environments

T Hoang, R Smith, B Thomas

(2013), pp. 257-258, ISMAR 2013 : Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1-1


Augmented viewport: an action at a distance technique for outdoor AR using distant and zoom lens cameras

T Hoang, B Thomas

(2010), pp. 1-4, ISWC 2010 : Proceedings of the International Symposium on Wearable Computers, Seoul, South Korea, E1-1


Augmenting image plane AR 3D interactions for wearable computers

T Hoang, S Porter, B Thomas

(2009), Vol. 93, pp. 9-16, AUIC '09 : Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Conference on User Interfaces, Wellington, N.Z., E1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Information Embodiment Framework for Education using Immersive Technologies

Dr Thuong Hoang

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2020: $28,901

Industry and Other Funding

Next Generation Human Machine Interface Stage 1

Prof Stefan Greuter, Dr Thuong Hoang, Mr Simeon Taylor

  • 2019: $25,284


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