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Using Fine-Grained Infrared Positioning to Support the Surface-Based Activities of Mobile Users

Krohn, Albert and Beigl, Michael and Hazas, Mike and Gellersen, Hans (2005) Using Fine-Grained Infrared Positioning to Support the Surface-Based Activities of Mobile Users. In: Fifth International Workshop on Smart Appliances and Wearable Computing (IWSAWC), 1900-01-01, Columbus, USA.

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    Abstract

    Knowledge of the fine-grained location and orientation of devices on a surface can be used to enhance the surface-based computing tasks of mobile users in the home and workplace. However, existing systems which provide surface-based positioning information are often not a practical solution for mobile users, since the systems all rely upon pre-installed and calibrated environmental infrastructure. In this paper, we present prototype positioning devices for surfaces which do not rely on such infrastructure. We show that inexpensive infrared transducers can be used to effectively sense relative location and orientation of surface devices. We evaluate the novel approach of using intensity of light pulses for fine-grained location measurements.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: Fifth International Workshop on Smart Appliances and Wearable Computing (IWSAWC)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 1536 cs_uid ; 382
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 13018
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 25 Jun 2008 18:00
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Nov 2014 00:07
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13018

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