UMA-P: Smart Bike Interaction that Adapts to Environment, User Habits and Companions

  • Jiachun DuEmail author
  • Ran Luo
  • Min Zou
  • Yuebo Shen
  • Ying Yang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10921)


In modern transportation system, biking with smart bikes will be a flexible and environmental friendly option for over-crowded mega cities. Aiming at making the biking experience with smart bikes more attractive we create a playful smart bike light UMA-P that forms its own light interaction mode with the metaphor of personality. UMA-P will collect data of the biking condition and perform certain sets of light animations. With the help of UMA-P users are expected to see their smart bikes as a pet that reacts to their biking behavior, biking environment and other smart bikes nearby. A pilot user test is conducted and an increase in acceptance of smart bikes is observed. Our exploration will benefit the human-computer interaction community in designing playful interaction on future transportation which adapts to user behavior and environment.


Smart bike Playful experience Adaptive interaction  Tangible user interface Machine personality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiachun Du
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ran Luo
    • 1
  • Min Zou
    • 1
  • Yuebo Shen
    • 2
  • Ying Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Zhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.InnoMake Inc.HangzhouChina

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