Implicit ambient surface information: From personal to interpersonal

Katsumi Watanabe, Makio Kashino, Kimitaka Nakazawa, Shinsuke Shimojo

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    We have proposed a novel concept: "Implicit Ambient Surface Information" (IASI), which is based on the notion that information on the surface of an agent (e.g., bodies and machines) is implicitly processed and affects collaborations between agents. To utilize IASI, it is necessary to develop technologies and analysis methods that can recode and decode implicit signals that appear on the surface of the body without disrupting the intended actions of users. We sought to gain insight into IASI and to utilize it to establish intelligent information processing systems by measuring implicit body movements, physiological responses, and mental states and thereby accumulate scientific knowledge for theoretical advances. We have applied this concept to measuring physiological states and body movement of a single athlete, and here describe a few studies, and then propose future directions, with greater focus on the mental and interpersonal aspects of IASI.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
    Event2018 Joint ACM IUI Workshops, ACMIUI-WS 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 2018 Mar 11 → …


    • Ambient
    • Argumentation
    • Implicit
    • Interpersonal
    • Sport

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)

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