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A Compact Battery-Less Information Terminal for Real World Interaction

  • Takuichi Nishimura
  • Hideo Itoh
  • Yoshiyuki Nakamura
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Hideyuki Nakashima
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3001)

Abstract

A ubiquitous computing environment is intended to support users in their search for necessary information and services in a situation-dependent form. This paper proposes a location-based information support system using a Compact Battery-less Information Terminal (CoBIT) to support users interactively. A CoBIT can communicate with the environmental system and with the user using only energy supplied from the environmental system and the user. The environmental system has functions to detect the terminal position and direction to realize situational support. This paper newly shows detailed characteristics of information download and upload using the CoBIT system. And it also describes various types of CoBITs and their usage in museums and event shows.

Keywords

Solar Cell Information Support Mobile Terminal Observation Angle Sound Quality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takuichi Nishimura
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hideo Itoh
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Yoshiyuki Nakamura
    • 1
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hideyuki Nakashima
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Cyber Assist Research CenterNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologyTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Core Research for Evolutional Science and TechnologyJapan Science and Technology Corporation 
  3. 3.School of Information ScienceJapan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 

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