A ubiquitous computing platform for virtualizing collective human eyesight and hearing capabilities

Risa Kimura, Tatsuo Nakajima

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Abstract

Ubiquitous computing technologies have dramatically changed our daily lifestyles. A mobile phone that contains powerful computational and sensing capabilities allows us to access information anytime, anywhere. In the near future, we will wear mobile phones as glasses and clothing, and the wearable devices will be used to enhance our bodies’ capabilities. In particular, the camera and microphone contained in such a device can be used as alternative eyes and ears for developing novel types of services. This study investigates the feasibility of sharing other people’s body parts, particularly their eyes and ears, to build novel services. A platform that would enable a user to adopt anyone else’s seeing and hearing capabilities would offer novel sharing economy services that would go beyond the traditional services that share people’s belongings and would instead share the human body’s capabilities. We have developed a prototype implementation of the platform, and we present the results of preliminary user studies to investigate the feasibility of our approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmbient Intelligence – Software and Applications –,10th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence
EditorsPaulo Novais, Davide Carneiro, Pablo Chamoso, Sigeru Omatu, Jaime Lloret, Elena Navarro
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages27-35
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030240967
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1
Event10th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, ISAmI 2019 - Ávila, Spain
Duration: 2019 Jun 262019 Jun 28

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1006
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

Conference10th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, ISAmI 2019
CountrySpain
CityÁvila
Period19/6/2619/6/28

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Keywords

  • Gaze-based gesture
  • Sharing economy
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Kimura, R., & Nakajima, T. (2020). A ubiquitous computing platform for virtualizing collective human eyesight and hearing capabilities. In P. Novais, D. Carneiro, P. Chamoso, S. Omatu, J. Lloret, & E. Navarro (Eds.), Ambient Intelligence – Software and Applications –,10th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (pp. 27-35). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1006). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24097-4_4