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Human-computer interaction in ubiquitous computing environments

Abawajy, J. H. 2009, Human-computer interaction in ubiquitous computing environments, International journal of pervasive computing and communications, vol. 5, no. 1, Special issue: Advances in pervasive computing, pp. 31-77.

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Title Human-computer interaction in ubiquitous computing environments
Author(s) Abawajy, J. H.
Journal name International journal of pervasive computing and communications
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Season Special issue: Advances in pervasive computing
Start page 31
End page 77
Total pages 47
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1742-7371
1742-738X
Keyword(s) computer applications
man-machine interface
human anatomy
human physiology
Summary Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore characteristics of human-computer interaction when the human body and its movements become input for interaction and interface control in pervasive computing settings.

Design/methodology/approach –
The paper quantifies the performance of human movement based on Fitt's Law and discusses some of the human factors and technical considerations that arise in trying to use human body movements as an input medium.

Findings – The paper finds that new interaction technologies utilising human movements may provide more flexible, naturalistic interfaces and support the ubiquitous or pervasive computing paradigm.

Practical implications –
In pervasive computing environments the challenge is to create intuitive and user-friendly interfaces. Application domains that may utilize human body movements as input are surveyed here and the paper addresses issues such as culture, privacy, security and ethics raised by movement of a user's body-based interaction styles.

Originality/value –
The paper describes the utilization of human body movements as input for interaction and interface control in pervasive computing settings.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 080504 Ubiquitous Computing
Socio Economic Objective 890202 Application Tools and System Utilities
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Emerald Group Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029124

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