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HandsInAir: A wearable system for remote collaboration on physical tasks


Huang, W and Alem, L, HandsInAir: A wearable system for remote collaboration on physical tasks, Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion, 23-27 February 2013, San Antonio, Texas, USA., pp. 153-156. ISBN 978-1-4503-1332-2 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Many real world scenarios involve a remote helper guiding a local worker performing manipulations of physical objects (physical tasks). Technologies and systems have been developed to support such collaborations. However, existing systems often confine collaborators in fixed desktop settings. Yet, there are many situations in which collaborators are mobile and/or desktop settings are not possible to set up. In this paper, we present HandsInAir, a real-time collaborative wearable system for remote collaboration. HandsInAir is designed to support mobility of both the worker and the helper and to provide easy access to remote expertise. In particular, this system implements a novel approach that allows helpers to perform hand gestures in the air and frees two hands of workers for object operations. We describe the system and an evaluation of it and envision future work.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Wearable computing; remote collaboration; mobile collaboration; hand gestures; physical tasks
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:90138
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-27
Last Modified:2018-03-09

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