GpsTunes: controlling navigation via audio feedback

Strachan, S., Eslambolchilar, P., Murray-Smith, R., Hughes, S. and O'Modhrain, S. (2005) GpsTunes: controlling navigation via audio feedback. In: 7th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Salzburg, Austria, 19-22 September 2005, pp. 275-278. ISBN 1595930892 (doi:10.1145/1085777.1085831)



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We combine the functionality of a mobile Global Positioning System (GPS) with that of an MP3 player, implemented on a PocketPC, to produce a handheld system capable of guiding a user to their desired target location via continuously adapted music feedback. We illustrate how the approach to presentation of the audio display can benefit from insights from control theory, such as predictive 'browsing' elements to the display, and the appropriate representation of uncertainty or ambiguity in the display. The probabilistic interpretation of the navigation task can be generalised to other context-dependent mobile applications. This is the first example of a completely handheld location- aware music player. We discuss scenarios for use of such systems.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Copyright © ACM, 2005. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use.
Keywords:GPS, audio, hand-held, location-aware, manual control
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor Roderick and Hughes, Mr Stephen
Authors: Strachan, S., Eslambolchilar, P., Murray-Smith, R., Hughes, S., and O'Modhrain, S.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:ACM Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2005 ACM Press
First Published:First published in New York
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