Rapid prototyping of mobile input devices using wireless sensor nodes

James Carlson, Richard Han, Shandong Lao, Chaitanya Narayan, Sagar Sanghani

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Abstract

Many options exist for prototyping software-based human-computer interfaces, but there are few comparable technologies that allows application developers to create ad-hoc hardware interfaces with corresponding ease and flexibility. In this paper, we present a system for rapidly constructing low cost prototypes of mobile input devices by leveraging wireless sensor nodes. We demonstrate two proof-of-concept applications -a conductor's baton and a scene navigation controller-that are prototyped using wireless sensor networks. These applications illustrate that wireless sensor technology can be used to quickly and inexpensively prototype diverse physical user interfaces. We believe that this technology will be of value in many areas, including the study of ergonomics, haptic interfaces, collaborative design, low-cost VR systems, and usability research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 5th IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, WMCSA 2003
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages21-29
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)0769519954, 9780769519951
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event5th IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, WMCSA 2003 - Monterey, United States
Duration: 9 Oct 200310 Oct 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - 5th IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, WMCSA 2003

Conference

Conference5th IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, WMCSA 2003
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey
Period9/10/0310/10/03

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