RoonRoon: A wearable teddy as social interface for contextual notification

Fahim Kawsar, Kaori Fujinami, Susanna Pirttikangas, Keisuke Hayashi, Tatsuo Nakajima

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    Abstract

    In this paper we present a wearable teddy, RoonRoon (a physical embodiment artefact) that acts as a user interface for information services. It can monitor user's physical activity state (walking, standing, running and sitting) and can provide personalized information in a contextual manner minimizing interruptions. RoonRoon has four notification mechanisms: audible beeps, human voice, ambient sound and vibration. Since RoonRoon is intended primarily for mobile use, interaction is managed completely by voice using natural language. This paper describes the design and implementation of RoonRoon. We also present an informal study that reveals end users' impressions towards wearable toys as social interfaces.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNGMAST 2007 - The 2007 International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies, Proceedings
    Pages76-82
    Number of pages7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventNGMAST 2007 - 2007 International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies - Cardiff, Wales
    Duration: 2007 Sep 122007 Sep 14

    Other

    OtherNGMAST 2007 - 2007 International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies
    CityCardiff, Wales
    Period07/9/1207/9/14

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Communication

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    Kawsar, F., Fujinami, K., Pirttikangas, S., Hayashi, K., & Nakajima, T. (2007). RoonRoon: A wearable teddy as social interface for contextual notification. In NGMAST 2007 - The 2007 International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies, Proceedings (pp. 76-82). [4343404] https://doi.org/10.1109/NGMAST.2007.4343404