Ubiquitous shortcuts : mnemonics by just taking photos
Rissanen, Mikko J.
Fernando, Owen Noel Newton
Date of Issue2013
Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2013 : Paris, France)
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Ubiquitous Shortcuts is an image processing based method for making and using mnemonics set onto the real world using smartphones or other computing systems. The mnemonics can be created by taking photos of the user's vicinity and by binding them onto command sequences. The mnemonic is triggered every time a similar photo is taken. Our method uses natural feature matching algorithms and end-user programming approaches. The mnemonics can be concatenated into more complex command sequences. Thus, limited user input is realized by just taking photos with a camera embedded into a finger-ring, which enables rapid, subtle and socially acceptable user interaction. Our method can be used as semi-automatic way of achieving location and context sensitive services, activity recognition or tangible interaction.
DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Computing methodologies::Image processing and computer vision
© 2013 Association for Computing Machinery. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Proceeding of CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Association for Computing Machinery. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2468356.2468650].