Context Awarness In Wearable System in Human Computer Interaction

Speaker: Paul Lukowicz , UMIT, Innsbruck, Austria; ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Date: Friday, December 02, 2005

Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Refreshments: 2:45 PM

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Location: Patil Seminar Room (32-G449)

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To a large degree the limited use of mobile connected devices can be attributed to the inadequacies of the current interaction paradigm. The talk will describe a new approach to solving this problem: so called context aware wearable systems. Such systems attempt to automatically recognize the needs of the user and deliver the correct information at the correct time and place in a discrete, non-disturbing way. In the simplest case the context used to model the users needs system might be just time and location. In more advanced applications it would include user activity (walking, standing, going to work, performing a particular maintenance task), environment state (e.g examination of a specific patient) and background information such as the users schedule or habits. In the talk work on context recognition using simple sensors (accelerometers, unltrasonic location, microphones etc.) mounted in the users outfit and the environment will be presented. Specific applications in particular from industrial domains and health care will be discussed.


Paul Lukowicz holds a MSc in Computer Science, and MSc in Physics and an Ph.D in Computer Science all from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. From 1999 till 2003 he was a senior researcher at the ETH Z├╝rich in charge of the wearable Computing Laboratory. Since 2003 he is Professor of Computer Engineering the University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology in Hall (Insbruck) in Austria. His research interest include ubiquitous system architectures, context awareness and novel applications enabled by the two, with an emphasis on healthcare related areas. He has also worked on parallel computing systems and optical interconnects. Paul Lukowicz is active in a number of European Union sponsored research project.

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