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Prototyping and evaluating a wearable system for mobile distributed collaboration


Huang, W and Alem, L and Albasri, J, Prototyping and evaluating a wearable system for mobile distributed collaboration, Communications and Network, 5 pp. 554-562. ISSN 1949-2421 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.4236/cn.2013.53B2100


We have developed a wearable system for mobile distributed collaboration called HandsInAir using emerging wireless and mobile technologies. This system was developed to support real world scenarios in which a remote mobile helper guides a local mobile worker in the completion of a physical task. HandsInAir consists of a helper unit and a worker unit. Both units are equipped with wearable devices having the same hardware configuration, but running different pieces of software to support the distinct roles of the collaborators (helper and worker). The two sides are connected via a wireless network and the collaboration partners can communicate with each other via audio and visual links. In this paper we describe the technical implementation of the system and present a preliminary evaluation of it. The paper con- cludes with a brief discussion of possible future work for further improvements and new developments.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Wireless Network; Mobile Computing; Remote Collaboration; Video Mediated Communication; Remote Gestures
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Huang, W (Dr Tony Huang)
ID Code:90133
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-27
Last Modified:2014-04-15
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