Smart-its friends: A technique for users to easily establish connections between smart artefacts

Lars Holmquist, Friedemann Mattern, Bernt Schiele, Petteri Alahuhta, Michael Beigl, Hans-Werner Gellersen

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    Abstract

    Ubiquitous computing is associated with a vision of everything being connected to everything.However, for successful applications to emerge, it will not be the quantity but the quality and usefulness of connections that will matter.Our concern is how qualitative relations and more selective connections can be established between smart artefacts, and how users can retain control over artefact interconnection.We propose context proximity for selective artefact communication, using the context of artefacts for matchmaking.We further suggest to empower users with simple but effective means to impose the same context on a number of artefacts.To prove our point we have implemented Smart-Its Friends, small em-bedded devices that become connected when a user holds them together and shakes them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUbiquitous Computing
    Subtitle of host publicationUbiComp 2001
    Pages116-122
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-45427-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2007 - Innsbruck, Austria
    Duration: 16 Sep 200719 Sep 2007

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Number2201
    ISSN0302-9743

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2007
    Abbreviated titleUbiComp 2007
    Country/TerritoryAustria
    CityInnsbruck
    Period16/09/0719/09/07

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