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- Accepted Papers and Notes
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- Accepted Posters
- Accepted Demos
- Accepted Videos
- Doctoral Colloquium
Development of a Wearable Sleep Sensor to Monitor Sleep States
- Kazushige Ouchi , Toshiba Corporation
- Takuji Suzuki , Toshiba Corporation
- Ken-ichi Kameyama , Toshiba Corporation
Abstract: This paper describes a wristwatch-shaped wearable sleep sensor to monitor sleep states. It measures pulse wave and acceleration on a user’s wrist and stores the computed pulse-to- pulse intervals (PPIs) and amount of body motion. A PC calculates autonomic nervous activity from frequency analysis of PPIs and estimates the sleep stages on the basis of the correlation with polysomnography. We verified the validity by comparison experiment between them. We also discussed a distributed processing architecture and it is effective for wearable medical sensor devices that are expected to become increasingly popular in the near future.
HomeOrgel: Interactive music box for aural representation
- Maho Oki , Ochanomizu University
- Koji Tsukada , Ochanomizu University
- Kazutaka Kurihara , AIST
- Itiro Siio , Ochanomizu University
Abstract: We propose a music-box-type interface, “HomeOrgel”,that can express various activities in the home with sound.Users can also control the volume and contents using theusual methods for controlling a music box: opening the cover and winding a spring. Users can hear the sounds of current and past home activities, such as conversations and opening/closing doors, with the background music(BGM) mechanism of the music box. This paper describes the concepts and implementation of the HomeOrgel system.
Smart Makeup Mirror: Computer Augmented Mirror to Aid Makeup Application
- Eriko Iwabuchi , Ochanomizu University
- Itiro Siio , Ochanomizu University
Abstract: In this paper, we present the system that aids people in wearing makeup easily and make the process enjoyable. The proposed system is the “Smart Makeup Mirror” device, which is an electronic dressing table that facilitates the process of makeup application. In this system, we place a high-resolution camera on top of a computer display. We developed some functions such as “Automatic zoom to a specific part of the face”, “Display our face from various angles”, and “Simulation of the lighting conditions”. People who use this device for applying makeup will obtain highly satisfactory results, while also enjoying the process.
Transparent Application Lifetime Management in Wireless Sensor Networks
- Eric Platon , National Institute of Informatics
- Shunichiro Suenaga , National Institute of Informatics
- Nobukazu Yoshioka , National Institute of Informatics
- Shinichi Honiden , National Institute of Informatics
Abstract: This project addresses the problem of application lifetime under multi-user, multi-application usage patterns in wireless sensor networks, which is a complex issue in many ubiquitous computing scenarios such as CitySense*. We propose a suite of services provided by a custom middleware to manage the lifetime of all running applications. The project is illustrated in the context of an industrial warehouse with 4 scenarios that the middleware can handle automatically. The system runs on standard technologies (TinyOS and MICAz), and the demonstration aims at showing the middleware execution on real nodes, as well as a simulation tool.
Simulation Framework with Testbed for Sensor-based Systems in Second Life
- Sebastian Ullrich , National Institute of Informatics, RWTH Aachen University
- Boris Brandherm , National Institute of Informatics Helmut Prendinger , National Institute of Informatics
Abstract: This paper introduces a simulation framework and testbed for sensor-based systems utilizing "Second Life", a popular virtual three-dimensional multi-user online world. The main contribution of our work consists of a bi-directional interface to Second Life, which can greatly benefit developers of sensor-based systems for ubiquitous computing applications. While simulators for individual sensors exist, testing a complete system is still a major challenge. Our approach aims to solve this problem by proposing a framework that embeds complex sensor-based systems into Second Life, and utilize its versatile and intuitive three-dimensional user interface.
Jeppe: Domesticating the video call
- seamus moloney , nokia research center
- antti virolainen , nokia research center
- pekka luoma , nokia research center
- rosalinde belzer , nokia research center
- petri piippo , nokia research center
- mia lähteenmäki , nokia research center
Abstract: Video calling has great potential to bridge the gap between phone calling and face-to-face interaction, but research on its user acceptance has focused on usage in enterprise scenarios. As homes become Ubicomp environments, equipped with faster networks and bigger displays, new approaches to realizing video calling become possible. We applied a user centric approach to study video calling at home and successfully built and tested a device which addresses many of the user needs discovered. Our work indicates that networked service robots play an important part in providing the elements needed for more appealing video communication between households.
Columbus: Physically Exploring Geo-tagged Photos
- Mattias Rost , Viktoria Institute
- Fredrik Bergstrand , Viktoria Institute
- Maria Håkansson , Viktoria Institute
- Lars Erik Holmquist , Swedish Institute of Computer Science
Abstract: This paper presents Columbus – a mobile application for physically exploring the world of geo-tagged photos. Using GPS, users must go to a photo’s physical location to discover it. This allows individuals and groups to explore the world around them and make the discovering of geo-tagged photos a fun and exciting endeavor.
Talking-Points: A community-driven urban orientation system for sighted and non-sighted users
- Donggun Yoo , University of Michigan
- Jakob Hilden , University of Michigan
- Jason Stewart , University of Michigan
- Mark Newman , University of Michigan
- Peter Kretschman , University of Michigan
- Josh Rychlinski , University of Michigan
- Michelle Escobar , University of Michigan
Abstract: Talking-Points is a community-driven urban orientation and contextual information system for non-sighted and sighted users. It consists of two components: a shared online database, facilitating user-generated content for Points of Interest (POIs); and a mobile device that detects POIs, retrieves the contextually relevant information from the online database and presents it to the user. Talking-Points presents both a speech user interface (SUI) and a graphical user interface (GUI), allowing it to be used by both visually impaired and sighted users.
Common Sense: Mobile Environmental Sensing Platforms to Support Community Action and Citizen Science
- Paul M. Aoki , Intel
- R.J. Honicky , Intel UC Berkeley
- Alan Mainwaring , Intel
- Chris Myers , Isopod Design
- Eric Paulos , Intel
- Sushmita Subramanian , Intel
- Allison Woodruff , Intel
Abstract: The Common Sense project is developing mobile environmental sensing platforms to support grassroots community action. To this end, we are building a family of hardware and software components that can be used in a range of applications, as well as developing new communication paradigms that enable communities of nonexperts to gather and produce information that is “credible enough” for experts and policy-makers. The demonstration showcases one such platform, currently deployed on streetsweeping vehicles in a major U.S. city.
Displacement-Based People Detection Using Coherent Pulsed Doppler Radars
- Kenneth Parker , The Samraksh Company
- Sandip Bapat , The Samraksh Company
- Anish Arora , The Samraksh Company
- Young Man Kim , Kookmin University
Abstract: Detecting people motion, especially in cluttered environments, is a valuable activity sensing primitive for many ubiquitous computing applications. While traditional motion sensors can be used to detect people motion, most suffer from the drawback that they can be triggered by other types of motion that is not of interest such as vibrating or rotating objects and even plants or bushes blowing in the wind. In this demonstration, we illustrate how robust people motion detection is achieved using a coherent Pulsed Doppler Radar and a novel algorithm for Displacement Detection. The technical basis of our work is the ability to separate positive and negative Doppler frequencies using complex (i.e., real and imaginary) data produced as a result of the radar being coherent. Using this information, our Displacement Detection algorithm computes the net displacement of targets in its range and eschews detections of objects that move at or around the same physical location with a net displacement below a specified threshold. The demonstration will show how our algorithm robustly detects people that traverse a certain minimum distance across the radar’s field of view and rejects localized motions such as a fluttering object, a blowing bush, or a person moving only in their office chair. Our demonstration has been realized on a TelosB mote, which is interfaced to Pulsed Doppler Radar. This low-cost, lowpower and wireless solution lends itself readily to several ubiquitous computing people activity application scenarios.
A Demonstration of u-Commerce & u-Media with Mobile RFID and ZigBee
- Kyoung Jun Lee - Kyung Hee University
- Sung Bae Eun - Hannam University
- Hyun Seok Lee - Kyung Hee University
- Jungho Jung - Kyung Hee University
- Jong Chul Lee - Kyung Hee University
- Eun Jung Yoon - Kyung Hee University
- Tae San Lee - Hannam University
- Kyu Il Kim - Hannam University
- Ji Sup Yoon - Hannam University
- Na Rae Kim - Hannam University
Abstract: This demonstration presents U-commerce and U-Media models with mobile RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and ZigBee. Using mobile RFID and ZigBee can narrow the gap of media between the real world and information system. As a result, mobile RFID and ZigBee can be applied to various commerce and advertising business models. Consequently, this demonstration proposes five models as ‘u-Referral Marketing’, ‘u-Comparison Shopping’, ‘Tag Match Advertising’, ’u- Display’ and ‘u-Speaker’ provides the scenarios and presents the processes of operation.
Flying Low: A Minimalist Wearable Computer
- Nicolas Villar - Microsoft Research
Abstract: We present a prototype for a wearable computer integrated into a pair of trousers that notifies the wearer of the potentially embarrassing situation of being found with their trouser fly open. The computer is able to discreetly alert the user of this event, taking its cue from the combined sensed states of the waist button and zipper fly. The implementation is simple and lightweight, with the computing element consisting of only five basic electronic components. We believe this minimalist approach may also be applicable to other scenarios, such as safety clothing.
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Locally organized by Sungkyunkwan Univ. and UCNIn cooperation with ACM SIGMOBILE, SIGCHI, SIGSOFT, SIGWEB