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Exploring the Design of Pay-Per-Use Objects in the Construction Domain

Fitton, Daniel and Sundramoorthy, Vasughi and Kortuem, Gerd and Brown, James L. and Efstratiou, Christos and Finney, Joe and Davies, Nigel (2008) Exploring the Design of Pay-Per-Use Objects in the Construction Domain. In: Smart Sensing and Context Third European Conference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 192-205. ISBN 978-3-540-88792-8. E-ISBN 978-3-540-88793-5. (doi:10.1007/978-3-540-88793-5_15) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Equipment used in the construction domain is often hired in order to reduce cost and maintenance overhead. The cost of hire is dependent on the time period involved and does not take into account the actual use equipment has received. This paper presents our initial investigation into how physical objects augmented with sensing and communication technologies can measure use in order to enable new pay-per-use payment models for equipment hire. We also explore user interaction with pay-per-use objects via mobile devices. The user interactions that take place within our prototype scenario range from simple information access to transactions involving multiple users. This paper presents the design, implementation and evaluation of a prototype pay-per-use system motivated by a real world equipment hire scenario. We also provide insights into the various challenges introduced by supporting a pay-per-use model, including data storage and data security in addition to user interaction issues.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-540-88793-5_15
Uncontrolled keywords: Smart Objects, Pay-Per-Use, User Interaction, Mobile HCI
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 15:16 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38826 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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