Touch And Play (TAP)
Context aware Service using near-field intra-body communication
There are lots of devices waiting serve us in ubiquitous computing. However the real problem is that the devices don’t know what us as users want for them to do. The paucity of the interface resource which is common these embedded devices, makes the situation worse. The use of menu hierarchy and multi modal buttons which functions differently according to the modes requires the thick manual and adds up to the mental load of users.
Using intrabody communication, the information can be transfered between hand and hand using human body as communication medium. Using this relatively new technology, an innovative context aware service is possible. For example, if you touch the printer while you are seeing the photo in your mobile phone gripping it, the photo can be printed. This service can be extended like begining slideshow of the photos when you touch TV while seeing photos in mobile phone. Or the same playlist can be played in your stereo when you touch the stereo griping MP3. Or if you touch two laptops , the wi-fi adhoc network connection can be established to enable file sharing.
Service framework definition, Development of the HW and firmware of the prototype, Coding the prototype program, Making of the presentation video, measurement of body of its electrical characteristics
This technology is patented and licensed to the Samsung electronics. And the result is published in CHI 2006 (Annual SIGCHI Conference: Human Factors in Computing Systems 2006, Montreal).
- Park, D. G., Kim, J. K., Sung, J. B., Hwang, J. H., Hyung, C. H., and Kang, S. W. 2006. TAP: touch-and-play. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Montréal, Québec, Canada, April 22 - 27, 2006). [PDF]
- Duck Gun Park; Jin Kyung Kim; Sung Jin Bong; Jung Hwan Hwang; Chang Hee Hyung; Sung Weon Kang, "Context aware service using intra-body communication," Pervasive Computing and Communications, 2006. PerCom 2006. Fourth Annual IEEE International Conference on , vol., no., pp.8 pp.-91, 13-17 March 2006 [PDF]
- 2007 My team received Best Tech transfer award and Best patent award
- TAP presentation material at the SigCHI 2006 [PDF]