Nonvisual, distal tracking of mobile remote agents in geosocial interaction

Strachan, S. and Murray-Smith, R. (2009) Nonvisual, distal tracking of mobile remote agents in geosocial interaction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5561, pp. 88-102. (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-01721-6_6)

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With the recent introduction of mass-market mobile phones with location, bearing and acceleration sensing, we are on the cusp of significant progress in location-based interaction, and highly interactive mobile social networking. We propose that such systems must work when subject to typical uncertainties in the sensed or inferred context, such as user location, bearing and motion. In order to examine the feasibility of such a system we describe an experiment with an eyes-free, mobile implementation which allows users to find a target user, engage with them by pointing and tilting actions, then have their attention directed to a specific target. Although weaknesses in the design of the tilt–distance mapping were indicated, encouragingly, users were able to track the target, and engage with the other agent.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor Roderick
Authors: Strachan, S., and Murray-Smith, R.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Online):1611-3349
Published Online:04 May 2009

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
446171Multimodal,Negotiated interaction in mobile scenariosRoderick Murray-SmithEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/E042740/1COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE