Ubimedia based on memory tags

Eija Kaasinen, Timo Tuomisto, Pasi Välkkynen, Iiro Jantunen, Sierra Javier

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    Ubimedia is a concept where media files can be embedded in everyday objects and the environment. The user can access those files with his/her personal mobile phone simply by touching the physical objects. This facilitates easy access e.g. to video or audio files related to the physical object in question. In parallel with the technical development of the mobile phone platform and the memory tags that will facilitate ubimedia in practice, we have studied possible usages for ubimedia and user acceptance of those usages. User acceptance has been studied in a web survey and in user evaluations of a proof-of-concept. In addition, an ethical assessment has been carried out. The users appreciated especially the simplicity, speed, low cost and reliability of ubimedia. Concerns were related to control over the download with regard to viruses and other unwanted content.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMindtrek'08 - Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Entertainment and media in the ubiquitous era
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
    Pages85 - 89
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-197-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event12th International Conference on Entertainment and Media in the Ubiquitous Era, MindTrek 2008 - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 7 Oct 20089 Oct 2008


    Conference12th International Conference on Entertainment and Media in the Ubiquitous Era, MindTrek 2008
    Abbreviated titleMindTrek'08


    • ubiquitous media
    • memory tags
    • ambient intelligence
    • user interaction
    • evaluation
    • scenarios


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