Pulling Digital Data from a Smart Object: Implementing the PullMe-Paradigm with a Mobile Phone

  • Steve Hinske
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4551)


This paper presents the PullMe paradigm, an interaction technique for easily initializing and confirming the transmission of digital data using a mobile phone. The main idea and benefit is the substitution of less feasible techniques such as manually selecting or confirming a service (e.g., by entering a password) with a simple hand gesture. We describe a prototypical implementation that utilizes an acceleration sensor and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology integrated into a mobile phone. The transmission of data is realized using Bluetooth. We furthermore discuss how near-field communication (NFC) is likely to enable interaction patterns like the PullMe paradigm in the near future.


PullMe paradigm human-computer interaction HCI semantic mapping of physical and virtual action mobile phone acceleration sensor radio frequency identification RFID near-field communication NFC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve Hinske
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  1. 1.Institute for Pervasive Computing, ETH Zürich, Clausiusstr. 59, 8092 ZürichSwitzerland

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