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2012 16th International Symposium on Wearable Computers (2004)
Arlington, Virginia
Oct. 31, 2004 to Nov. 3, 2004
ISSN: 1530-0811
ISBN: 0-7695-2186-X
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Program Committee (PDF)

pp. xiii

Guest Reviewers (PDF)

pp. xiv-xv

Sponsors (PDF)

pp. xvi
Session 1: Wellness

Less Contact: Heart-Rate Detection Without Even Touching the User (Abstract)

Florian Michahelles , ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Ramon Wicki , ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Bernt Schiele , TU Darmstadt, Germany
pp. 4-7

Wearable Sensors for Auto-Event-Recording on Medical Nursing - User Study of Ergonomic Design - (Abstract)

Noriaki Kuwahara , ATR Inteligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan
Kiyoshi Kogure , ATR Inteligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan
Aki Ohmura , ATR Inteligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan
Haruo Noma , ATR Inteligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan
pp. 8-15
Session 2: Gesture

FreeDigiter: A Contact-Free Device for Gesture Control (Abstract)

Matt Anderson , Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Thad Starner , Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Christian Metzger , ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
pp. 18-21

A Robust Hand Tracking for Gesture-Based Interaction of Wearable Computers (Abstract)

Yunde Jia , Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Yang Liu , Beijing Institute of Technology, China
pp. 22-29

A Hybrid Sign Language Recognition System (Abstract)

Van R. Culver , University of Colorado
pp. 30-33
Session 3: Textiles

FICC (Floatable Intelligent and Communicative Clothing) Project - Conductive Fibers Development (Abstract)

Bohwon Kim , GEMTEX/ENSAIT - INNOTEX, France
Xavier Joppin , GEMTEX/ENSAIT - INNOTEX, France
Vladan Koncar , GEMTEX/ENSAIT - INNOTEX, France
Emmanuel Bilala Nebor , GEMTEX/ENSAIT - INNOTEX, France
pp. 36-39

E-Textiles for Autonomous Location Awareness (Abstract)

Madhup Chandra , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
Mark T. Jones , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
Thomas L. Martin , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
pp. 48-55

The Design and Deployment of a Wearable Vibrotactile Feedback System (Abstract)

John L. Sibert , The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Corinna E. Lathan , AnthroTronix, Inc., Silver Spring, MD
Robert W. Lindeman , The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Jack M. Vice , AnthroTronix, Inc., Silver Spring, MD
pp. 56-59
Session 4: System

Remote Collaboration using a Shoulder-Worn Active Camera/Laser (Abstract)

Hideaki Kuzuoka , University of Tsukuba, Japan
Nobuchika Sakata , AIST, Japan; University of Tsukuba, Japan
Takeshi Kurata , University of Washington, Seattle
Masakatsu Kourogi , AIST, Japan
Mark Billinghurst , University of Washington, Seattle; University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ
pp. 62-69

An Event-Driven Wearable System for Supporting Motorbike Racing Teams (Abstract)

Takahito Fukuda , Westunitis Co., Ltd., Japan
Masakazu Miyamae , Osaka University, Japan
Shojiro Nishio , Osaka University, Japan
Masahiko Tsukamoto , Osaka University, Japan
Keisuke Hiraoka , Westunitis Co., Ltd., Japan
Tsutomu Terada , Osaka University, Japan
pp. 70-76

Tracking of User Position and Orientation by Stereo Measurement of Infrared Markers and Orientation Sensing (Abstract)

Takefumi Ogawa , Osaka University, Japan
Masaki Maeda , Osaka University, Japan
Kisyoshi Kiyokawa , Osaka University, Japan
Haruo Takemura , Osaka University, Japan
pp. 77-84

Personal Mobile Hub (Abstract)

Dirk Husemann , IBM Research Division
Chandra Narayanaswa , IBM Research Division
Michael Nidd , IBM Research Division
pp. 85-91
Session 5: Human-Computer Interaction 1

Expert Chording Text Entry on the Twiddler One-Handed Keyboard (Abstract)

Kent Lyons , Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Daniel Plaisted , Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Thad Starner , Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
pp. 94-101

Analysis of Wearable Interface Factors for Appropriate Information Notification (Abstract)

Satoshi Matsuura , Panasonic - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Kyoto, Japan
Vlaho Kostov , Panasonic - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Kyoto, Japan
Jun Ozawa , Panasonic - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Kyoto, Japan
pp. 102-109
Session 6: Human-Computer Interaction 2

An Interaction System for Watch Computers Using Tactile Guidance and Bidirectional Segmented Strokes (Abstract)

Steven Feiner , Columbia University, New York, NY
G?bor Blask? , Columbia University, New York, NY
pp. 120-123

Evaluating Techniques for Interaction at a Distance (Abstract)

Jason Wither , University of California, Santa Barbara
Tobias H?llerer , University of California, Santa Barbara
pp. 124-127

Visual Memory Augmentation: Using Eye Gaze as an Attention Filter (Abstract)

Charlie Kehoe , Cognitive Machines Group, MIT Media Laboratory
Yair Ghitza , Cognitive Machines Group, MIT Media Laboratory
Deb Roy , Cognitive Machines Group, MIT Media Laboratory
Jeff Bartelma , Cognitive Machines Group, MIT Media Laboratory
pp. 128-131

My Own Private Kiosk: Privacy-Preserving Public Displays (Abstract)

Steven Feiner , Columbia University
G?bor Blask? , Columbia University
Marc Eaddy , Columbia University
Jason Babcock , Rochester Institute of Technology
pp. 132-135
Session 7: Context and Interruption

Implementation and Evaluation of a Low-Power Sound-Based User Activity Recognition System (Abstract)

Paul Lukowicz , ETH Z?rich, Switzerland; UMIT Innsbruck, Austria
Mathias St?ger , ETH Z?rich, Switzerland
Gerhard Tr?ster , ETH Z?rich, Switzerland
pp. 138-141

Spine versus Porcupine: A Study in Distributed Wearable Activity Recognition (Abstract)

Kristof Van Laerhoven , Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Hans-Werner Gellersen , Lancaster University, United Kingdom
pp. 142-149

Methods for Interrupting a Wearable Computer User (Abstract)

Peter Parnes , Lule? University of Technology, Sweden
Urban Liljedahl , Lule? University of Technology, Sweden
Marcus Nilsson , Lule? University of Technology, Sweden
K?re Synnes , Lule? University of Technology, Sweden
Mikael Drugge , Lule? University of Technology, Sweden
pp. 150-157

A Model for Human Interruptability: Experimental Evaluation and Automatic Estimation from Wearable Sensors (Abstract)

Adrian Schwaninger , T?bingen, Germany; University Zurich, Switzerland
Nicky Kern , ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Bernt Schiele , ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Stavros Antifakos , ETH Zurich, Switzerland
pp. 158-165
Panel Session
Posters

Wireless, Low-Cost Interface for Body Area Networks (PDF)

Ivo Locher , ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Gerhard Tr?ster , ETH Zurich, Switzerland
T? Kirstein , ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Holger Junker , ETH Zurich, Switzerland
pp. 170-171

Discreet Markers for User Localization (PDF)

Yusuke Nakazato , Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Masayuki Kanbara , Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Naokazu Yokoya , Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
pp. 172-173

WHYRE: A Context-Aware Wearable Computer for Museums and Archaeological Sites (PDF)

Luca Roffia , DEIS-ARCES, University of Bologna
Raviprakash Nagaraj , Intel Corporation
Fabio Sforza , Ducati Sistemi S.p.A.
Tullio Salmon Cinotti , DEIS-ARCES, University of Bologna
Giuseppe Mincolelli , University of Ferrara
Giuseppe Raffa , DEIS-ARCES, University of Bologna
pp. 174-175

Sampling Frequency, Signal Resolution and the Accuracy of Wearable Context Recognition Systems (PDF)

Gerhard Tr?ster , ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Holger Junker , ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Paul Lukowicz , ETH Zurich, Switzerland
pp. 176-177

Developing an Integrated Wireless System for Fully Immersive Virtual Reality Environments (PDF)

Kukjin Lee , Iowa State University, Ames
Bernard Lwakabamba , Iowa State University, Ames
Rob Walstrom , Iowa State University, Ames
Julie Dickerson , Iowa State University, Ames
Carolina Cruz-Neira , Iowa State University, Ames
Feng Chen , Iowa State University, Ames
Galen Faidley , Iowa State University, Ames
Jayme Hero , Iowa State University, Ames
Diane Rover , Iowa State University, Ames
Robert Weber , Iowa State University, Ames
pp. 178-179

Bloom Accessory: Accessories Using LEDs with Remote Control (PDF)

Masahiko Tsukamoto , Osaka University, Japan
Mizuko Oe , Ueda College of Fashion, Japan
Shojiro Nishio , Osaka University, Japan
Tomoki Yoshihisa , Osaka University, Japan
Tomoko Itao , NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan
Yasue Kishino , Osaka University, Japan
Toshiyuki Tanaka , Sohoaid Limited, Japan
Hiroyuki Fujiwara , Solution Crew, Inc., Japan
Asao Shimosuka , Sohoaid Limited, Japan
pp. 180-181

Five-Point Acceleration Sensing Wireless Body Area Network - Design and Practical Experiences (PDF)

Arto Ylisaukko-oja , VTT Electronics, Finland
Jani M?ntyj?rvi , VTT Electronics, Finland
Elena Vildjiounaite , VTT Electronics, Finland
pp. 184-185

Integration of a Bluetooth Based ECG System into Clothing (PDF)

J?rg Ottenbacher , University of Karlsruhe
Wilhelm Stork , University of Karlsruhe
Stephan R?mer , University of Karlsruhe
Christophe Kunze , University of Karlsruhe
Ulrich Gro?mann , University of Karlsruhe
pp. 186-187

Continuous Recognition of Arm Activities With Body-Worn Inertial Sensors (PDF)

Holger Junker , ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Paul Lukowicz , ETH Zurich, Switzerland; UMIT Innsbruck, Austria
Gerhard Tr?ster , ETH Zurich, Switzerland
pp. 188-189

Mobile Hand Tracking Using FPGAs for Low Powered Augmented Reality (PDF)

Wayne Piekarski , University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA
Ross Smith , University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA
Bruce Thomas , University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA
Grant Wigley , University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA
David Kearney , University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA
pp. 190-191

Shiver Motion and Core Body Temperature Classification for Wearable Soldier Health Monitoring Systems (PDF)

Rich DeVaul , MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
Silvia Jimenez , MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
Jonathan Gips , MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
Alex (Sandy) Pentland , MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
Michael Sung , MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
pp. 192-193

Augmenting a pH Medical Study with Wearable Video for Treatment of GERD (PDF)

Thad Starner , Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Daniel Ashbrook , Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
pp. 194-195

Author Index (PDF)

pp. 197-198
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