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Adding generic contextual capabilities to wearable computers

Pascoe, Jason (1998) Adding generic contextual capabilities to wearable computers. In: Digest of Papers. Second International Symposium on Wearable Computers. IEEE, pp. 92-99. ISBN 0-8186-9074-7. (doi:10.1109/ISWC.1998.729534) (KAR id:17486)

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Abstract

Context-awareness has an increasingly important role to play in the development of wearable computing systems. In order to better define this role we have identified four generic contextual capabilities: sensing, adaptation, resource discovery, and augmentation. A prototype application has been constructed to explore how some of these capabilities could be deployed in a wearable system designed to aid an ecologist's observations of giraffe in a Kenyan game reserve. However, despite the benefits of context-awareness demonstrated in this prototype, widespread innovation of these capabilities is currently stifled by the difficulty in obtaining the contextual data. To remedy this situation the Contextual Information Service (CIS) is introduced. Installed on the user's wearable computer, the CIS provides a common point of access for clients to obtain, manipulate and model contextual information independently of the underlying plethora of data formats and sensor interface mechanisms.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/ISWC.1998.729534
Uncontrolled keywords: wearable computers; context-aware services; computational intelligence society; prototypes; context modeling; pervasive computing; application software; laboratories; ear; technological innovation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2009 09:01 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 14:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17486 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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