Urine computer interaction to avoid spattering: Study of urination handling

Katsufumi Matsui, Kazunori Ogasawara, Emi Tamaki, Ken Iwasaki

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Abstract

To prevent spattering accidents during urination, an electrophone system is proposed. This system informs whether the urine flow reaches a "safety area." Eight sensors are mounted in this safety area. To define the safety area, spatter is checked based on the position of the urine flow. We determined appropriate distances and sizes for the targets and examined the data conforming to Fitts' Law. Then an electrophone prototype is built that generates sound feedback. The user controls their urine flow and enjoys the sounds. Future applications are discussed such as behavioural therapy or health care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2013
Pages77-80
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 15
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2013 - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 2013 Mar 72013 Mar 8

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference4th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2013
CountryGermany
CityStuttgart
Period13/3/713/3/8

Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Musical instrument
  • Urinal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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