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Sensor-Based Adaptation of User Interface on Android Phones

  • Tor-Morten Grønli
  • Gheorghita Ghine
  • Jarle Hansen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8008)

Abstract

The notion of context-aware computing is generally the ability for the devices to adapt their behavior to the surrounding environment, ultimately enhancing usability. Sensors are an important source of information input in any real world context and several previous research contributions look into this topic. In our research, we combine sensor-generated context information received both from the phone itself and information retrieved from cloud-based servers. All data is integrated to create a context-aware mobile device, where we implemented a new customized home screen application for Android enabled devices. Thus, we are also able to remotely configure the mobile devices independent of the device types. This creates a new concept of context-awareness and embraces the user in ways previously unavailable.

Keywords

sensor interface adaptation Android 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tor-Morten Grønli
    • 1
  • Gheorghita Ghine
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jarle Hansen
    • 2
  1. 1.Norwegian School of Information TechnologyOsloNorway
  2. 2.Brunel UniversityUxbridgeUnited Kingdom

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