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A Headset-Based Minimized Wearable Computer
May/June 2001 (vol. 16 no. 3)
pp. 28-32
A low-power headset with a sensory system and a short-range wireless radio transceiver can become a highly context-aware peripheral device, but to avoid affecting the user as much as possible, the amount of components should be minimized. A combination of low-power motion sensors and microcontrollers achieves this by translating situations concerning the user's behavior into corresponding symbolic codes. In addition, a low-power Bluetooth radio module configures a flexible personal-area computing system by invoking Bluetooth's secure ad hoc networking capability. As a result, the headset can work as an always-ready wireless context interpreter for at least eight hours without having the user take care of the existence of device in terms of both physical and mental obtrusiveness.
Index Terms:
always ready, Bluetooth, context, headset, low power
Citation:
Soichiro Matsushita, "A Headset-Based Minimized Wearable Computer," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 28-32, May-June 2001, doi:10.1109/5254.940023
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