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BitWear: A Platform for Small, Connected, Interactive Devices

What if you had a button that connected you to the world? BitWear explores the possibilities of having hundreds of tiny, cheap, wireless interaction devices. (UIST 2013)

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Facet: a Multi-Segment Wrist-Worn System

What if your smart watch went all the way around? Facet is an exploration into a wraparound watch: six touch-sensitive segments allowing new interactions. (UIST 2012)

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Subtle and Eyes-Free Mobile Input with a Magnetically-Tracked Finger Ring

What if you could control your phone with a twist of your ring? A simple magnetic band lets you answer a call or change your music volume without taking your phone out of your pocket. (CHI 2011)

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SenSynth: a Mobile Application for Dynamic Sensor to Sound Mapping

What if you could make music by waving your hand or shaking your phone? SenSynth is an experiment into using sensors—including magnetic jewelry—to make music on the go. (NIME 2012)

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RhythmLink: Securely Pairing I/O-Constrained Devices by Tapping

What if you could quickly connect a new device to your phone simply by tapping a rhythm on that device? RhythmLink enables fast, secure pairing, even when the device has just one button. (UIST 2011)

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MAGIC: A Motion Gesture Design Tool

What if you could simply gesture to make a call, without even taking your phone out of your pocket? But what if waving hello to your friend accidentally made a call? MAGIC is a tool to help gesture designers understand which gestures will work and which won't. (CHI 2010)

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Enabling Mobile Microinteractions

What if you could interact with your devices in under four seconds? My Ph.D. thesis work explored gestures, smart watches and other ways to enable super-fast interactions. (Dissertation, 2009)

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An investigation into round touchscreen wristwatch interaction

What if your smart watch looked like a normal analog watch? How would you interact with it? (MobileHCI 2008)

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Quickdraw: The impact of mobility and on-body placement on device access time

What if you could get to your information faster? We studied how fast people could get to devices placed in different on-body locations. (CHI 2008)

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Localization and 3D Reconstruction of Urban Scenes Using GPS

What if you could create 3D maps of cities simply by carrying your phone? Buildings block the GPS signal, so as you move, the phone gets an idea of the shape of the surrounding buildings. (ISWC 2008)

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Recognizing soldier activities in the field

What if an automatic system could help soldiers remember details about their patrols? (BSN 2007)

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Dancing in the streets: Smart phones and gaming

What if you could play a dancing game anywhere? (Ubicomp 2005 game workshop)

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Augmenting a pH medical study with wearable video for treatment of GERD

What if you could use video of your life to help you understand triggers for medical conditions? (ISWC 2004)

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Augmenting conversations using dual-purpose speech

What if you could talk to your wearable computer while talking to someone else? Dual-purpose speech allows you to communicate with people and computers simultaneously. (UIST 2004)

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Using GPS to learn significant locations and predict movement across multiple users

What if your phone could automatically learn your daily schedule? Based on your patterns of movement, this system predicted where you might go next. (PUC 2003)

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The Gesture Pendant: A self-illuminating, wearable, infrared computer vision system for home automation control and medical monitoring

What if you could control your home with a simple wave of the hand? The Gesture Pendant can be used to control the stereo, TV, or lights with broad gestures. (ISWC 2000)

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Context sensing with the Twiddler keyboard

What if your personal devices could sense your context? (ISWC 1999)