AwareCover: Interactive Cover of the Smartphone for Awareness Sharing

  • Ayumi Fukuchi
  • Koji Tsukada
  • Itiro Siio
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8011)


Although there are many systems that support communication by sharing activities of people in separate locations, these systems still have problems to be used in daily environment. Smart phones are promising platform to solve these problems since many people always carry them. Therefore, we focus on the cover for the smart phones, and propose a cover-type system called AwareCover that supports users to share remote awareness by attaching the sensors/actuators in a cover of a smart phone. We also implement PadPet as a prototype based on this concept.


Smartphone cover tablet cover awareness sharing tangible 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayumi Fukuchi
    • 1
  • Koji Tsukada
    • 2
    • 3
  • Itiro Siio
    • 1
  1. 1.Ochanomizu UniversityBunkyo-kuJapan
  2. 2.Future University HakodateJapan
  3. 3.PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology AgencyJapan

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