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Tasks

B1_Get Emacspeak working again (2004.11.16)
B2_Check out Toru Ishida's community computing {{Tasks:1088}} (nil)
B3_Check out P. J. Brown's context-aware retrieval paper from SpringerLink - Issue {{Tasks:1084}} (nil)
B4_Check out A. E. Blandford from SpringerLink - Issue {{Tasks:1083}} (nil)
B5_Read: Software Technologies for Wearable Computers from gerd.kortuem {{Tasks:1082}} (nil)
B6_Read: Software Issues in Wearable Computing from gerd.kortuem {{Tasks:1081}} (nil)
B7_Read: Software Organization for Dynamic and Adaptable Wearable Systems from gerd.kortuem {{Tasks:1080}} (nil)
B8_Read: Some Issues in the Design of User-Interfaces for Collaborative Wearable Systems from http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~kortuem/ {{Tasks:1077}} (nil)
B9_Read Close Encounters: Supporting Mobile Collaboration through Interchange of User Profiles from http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~kortuem/ {{Tasks:1076}} (nil)
B10_Read Design of a Collaborative Wearable Computer System from http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~kortuem/ {{Tasks:1075}} (nil)
B11_Check out Jason I. Hong from http://springerlink.metapress.com/app/home/issue.asp?wasp=8ga3nvuguh0ydc2glftx&referrer=parent&backto=journal,16,16;linkingpublicationresults,1:106503,1 {{Tasks:1074}} (nil)
B12_Check out Sabine Geldof from http://springerlink.metapress.com/app/home/issue.asp?wasp=8ga3nvuguh0ydc2glftx&referrer=parent&backto=journal,16,16;linkingpublicationresults,1:106503,1 {{Tasks:1073}} (nil)
B13_Check out Odd-wiking Rahlff from http://springerlink.metapress.com/app/home/issue.asp?wasp=8ga3nvuguh0ydc2glftx&referrer=parent&backto=journal,16,16;linkingpublicationresults,1:106503,1 {{Tasks:1072}} (nil)
B14_Check out Kristof Van Laerhoven from http://springerlink.metapress.com/app/home/issue.asp?wasp=8ga3nvuguh0ydc2glftx&referrer=parent&backto=journal,16,16;linkingpublicationresults,1:106503,1 {{Tasks:1071}} (nil)
B15_Check out Tore Urnes from http://springerlink.metapress.com/app/home/issue.asp?wasp=8ga3nvuguh0ydc2glftx&referrer=parent&backto=journal,16,16;linkingpublicationresults,1:106503,1 {{Tasks:1070}} (nil)
B16_Check out Anthony Jameson from http://springerlink.metapress.com/app/home/issue.asp?wasp=8ga3nvuguh0ydc2glftx&referrer=parent&backto=journal,16,16;linkingpublicationresults,1:106503,1 {{Tasks:1069}} (nil)
B17_Check out Daniela Petrelli from http://springerlink.metapress.com/app/home/issue.asp?wasp=8ga3nvuguh0ydc2glftx&referrer=parent&backto=journal,16,16;linkingpublicationresults,1:106503,1 {{Tasks:1068}} (nil)
B18_Check out Peter Coschurba from http://springerlink.metapress.com/app/home/issue.asp?wasp=8ga3nvuguh0ydc2glftx&referrer=parent&backto=journal,16,16;linkingpublicationresults,1:106503,1 {{Tasks:1067}} (nil)
B19_Check out Andrew Fano from http://springerlink.metapress.com/app/home/issue.asp?wasp=8ga3nvuguh0ydc2glftx&referrer=parent&backto=journal,16,16;linkingpublicationresults,1:106503,1 {{Tasks:1066}} (nil)
B20_Check out Keith Cheverst from http://springerlink.metapress.com/app/home/issue.asp?wasp=8ga3nvuguh0ydc2glftx&referrer=parent&backto=journal,16,16;linkingpublicationresults,1:106503,1 {{Tasks:1065}} (nil)
B21_Check out Anind K. Dey from http://springerlink.metapress.com/app/home/issue.asp?wasp=8ga3nvuguh0ydc2glftx&referrer=parent&backto=journal,16,16;linkingpublicationresults,1:106503,1 {{Tasks:1064}} (nil)
B22_Review paper on Minimal Social Weight User Interactions from Wearable Computer Lab Publications {{Tasks:1063}} (nil)
A1XGet in tough with Bong Copuyoc {{Tasks:231}} (2003.12.09)
B23XRead: Adaptive Wearable Computers as Remote Interfaces to 'Intelligent' Environments from gerd.kortuem {{Tasks:1078}} (nil)

Notes

4. Thoughts on natural language processing and possible research

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Hmm, needs more thought.

Wearable computing application: memory augmentation (personal information management, elderly)

problems facing wearable computing (re information extraction/retrieval):

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3. Instructions for wearable chording keyboards

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On wear-hard@haven.org, John McKown said:

http://chordite.com

where you can download free instructions on how to build a wearable, chording keyboard.

E-Mail from John

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2. Wearable computing

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1. Wearable computing article

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http://www.theclockmag.com/wearablecomputers.html

This page can be found at http://sacha.sachachua.com/notebook/wiki/:.php

So you want to get into wearable computing? Surprisingly, you don't need a big budget to get started, and there are a lot of applications that you can work on. You can start out by playing around with ideas on a desktop computer, testing them on a phone or a phone emulator, and then building your very own wearable. Here are some links and project ideas to help you explore this exciting new field of computer science.

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Wearable computing

Wearable computing
http://home.earthlink.net/~wearable/

WearableGear.com research
http://www.wearablegear.com/research.htm

Wearable Computers and their Usage
http://www.iptel-now.de/PROJECTS/WEARABLE/wearable.html

Nooface: Search
http://nooface.net/search.pl?topic=wearable

Wearable/Mobile Computing Literature Guide
http://www.hitl.washington.edu/projects/knowledge_base/wearable.html

Project ideas

"Gimik planner"

Develop an application that allows you to access movie schedules, mall sales, and your friends' schedules in an integrated gimik planner that will let you quickly and easily plan your next outing.

Augmented memory

You can use a wearable computer to store and look up a lot of information. For example, you could refer to your address book when asked for someone's number, or you can bring up your school notes in order to answer a question. Wireless Internet access allows you to search the Internet for answers to questions. If you hook up a webcam to a laptop or wearable computer, then you can use it to capture video or still images. You can store the images for later reference or even do face recognition.

ABCNews.com: A Wearable PC That Helps You Remember
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/scitech/:/cuttingedge020726.html

Alternative user interfaces

The desktop paradigm of windows-icons-menu-pointer (WIMP) is not appropriate for wearables because it demands too much concentration and precision. Alternative user interfaces should consider the limitations of a wearable computing platform - small screen (or no screen at all), limited input, and low priority. You don't need a wearable computer to start experimenting with alternative interfaces - you can try out wild ideas on a desktop and see which are worth taking to the next level.

How To Design A User Interface For Wearable Computers
http://www.tangis.com/resources/wp_interactiv.pdf

Wearable Audio Computing: A Survey of Interaction Techniques
http://web.media.mit.edu/~nitin/:/AudioWearables.html

Speech synthesis

A speech synthesizer converts text into speech, opening up a range of low-cost wearable computing projects by eliminating the need for expensive head-mounted displays.

The Festival Speech Synthesis System
http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/

Microsoft Speech http://www.microsoft.com/speech/

Speech synthesizer for Filipino and dialects

Although there are speech synthesizers for English, Spanish, and many other languages, much work still has to be done in the area of Filipino speech synthesis.

UP Diliman Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
http://www.upd.edu.ph/~dsp/speech.htm

Speech synthesizer for text messages

txt u l8r! l0l
Normal speech synthesizers read text messages literally ("t ex t u l eight r l zero l"). Text-to-speech systems used by people without cellphones and blind people have a hard time with text messages. A speech synthesizer that can deal with the abbreviations commonly used in text messages will make it easier for these people to receive text messages.

Keyboards

Keyboards for wearable computers need to be compact, portable, and easy to use. If you want to make your own keyboard, take a look at these pages:

PIC-Key chorded keyboard http://mudlist.eorbit.net/~adam/pickey/

Two half-keyboards from one keyboard http://www.thecraftstudio.com/bcboy/keyboard.html

Speech recognition

Speech recognition is another potential input method for wearable computing. Many speech recognition engines today need you to speak with an American accent and speech recognition is confused by background noise. However, speech recognition is still a useful way to get input from the user. You can try integrating speech recognition into your applications or even work on improving speech recognition, particularly for Filipino.

Andy's Wearable Computer Pages
http://www.redwoodhouse.com/wearable/?subid=32

Accessibility

People with disabilities can use wearable computers to do things that they can't normally do. For example, a speech synthesizer hooked up to a cellphone can allow blind people to read text messages. A wearable computer can also help people communicate even if they can't speak.

Accessibility Technology
http://home.earthlink.net/~wearable/access/

Seeing With Sound
http://www.seeingwithsound.com/voicefr1.htm

The Backpack PC - News - Accessibility
http://www.accessibility.com.au/news/health/back_pc.htm

Other projects

Introduction to Wearable Computing: Project Possibilities
http://www-anw.cs.umass.edu/~fagg/classes/691w/projects.html

Contextual Computing Group: Open Projects
http://www.gvu.gatech.edu/ccg/open-projects.html

Have any ideas? Use the handy feedback form below to send them to me and I'll add it to this page! =)