wear-UCAM: A Toolkit for Mobile User Interactions in Smart Environments
In this paper, we propose a toolkit, wear-UCAM, which can support mobile user interactions in smart environments through utilizing user’s context. With the rapid developments of ubiquitous computing and its relevant technologies, the interest in context-aware applications for mobile/wearable computing also becomes popular in both academic and industrial fields. In such smart environments, furthermore, it is crucial for a user to manage personal information (health, preferences, activities, etc) for the personalized services without his or her explicit inputs. Regarding reflection of user’s context to context-aware applications, however, there are only a few research activities on such frameworks or toolkits for mobile/wearable computers. In the proposed wear-UCAM, therefore, we focus on a software framework for context-aware applications by taking account of how to acquire contextual information relevant to a user from sensors, how to integrate and manage it, and how to control its disclosure in smart environments.
KeywordsContextual Information Personal Information Ubiquitous Computing Personalized Service Wearable Sensor
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