Developing Personal Technology for the Field

Pascoe, Jason and Morse, David R. and Ryan, Nick S. (1998) Developing Personal Technology for the Field. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 2 . pp. 28-36. ISSN 1617-4909 (Print) 1617-4917 (Online). (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01581844

Abstract

This paper is concerned with developing personal computing aids for the mobile fieldworker. A description of mobile computing and context-aware technology is given, suggesting how hand-held computing devices that are aware of various factors of their userís environment (such as location) could be helpful. In particular, the concept of a stick-e note is introduced as a general-purpose context-aware technology that we have developed. The needs of fieldworkers and the suitability of stick-e note technology to their tasks is addressed, and a number of areas where stick-e note technology could help are identified. The design of a prototypical sticke-e note system that attempts to meet these needs is introduced and an account given of an extensive trial of this prototype in assisting in a behavioural study of giraffe in Kenya.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: mobile computing, context awareness, ecology, archaeology, fieldwork
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 15:30
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 15:02
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21622 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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