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Ubicomp 2001: Ubiquitous Computing

Volume 2201 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 176-183

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The Family Intercom: Developing a Context-Aware Audio Communication System

  • Kris NagelAffiliated withCollege of Computing & GVU Center, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • , Cory D. KiddAffiliated withCollege of Computing & GVU Center, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • , Thomas O’ConnellAffiliated withCollege of Computing & GVU Center, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • , Anind DeyAffiliated withCollege of Computing & GVU Center, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • , Gregory D. AbowdAffiliated withCollege of Computing & GVU Center, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Abstract

We are exploring different forms of intra- and inter-home audio communication. Though much technology exists to support this human-human communication, none of them make effective use of the context of the communication partners. We aim to augment a domestic environment with knowledge of the location and activities of its occupants. The Family Intercom provides a test bed to explore how this context supports a variety of lightweight communication opportunities between collocated and remote family members. It is particularly important that context about the status of the callee be communicated to the caller, so that the appropriate social protocol for continuing a conversation can be performed by the caller.