I cannot wait to chat with old friends and experts (most are both :)).
The field slowly matures. Especially, the wearable research is really pushing towards prime-time. Most prominently, Google Glass is getting a lot of focus also discussing its impacts on privacy. Yet, there is more and more talk about fitness bracelets/trackers and smart watches. I expect that we see more intelligent clothes and activity recognition work in commercial products in the coming years.
By the way, we have 3 poster papers and 2 demos at Ubicomp and a short paper at ISWC.
###Ubicomp Demos and Posters###
- My Reading Life – Towards Utilizing Eyetracking on Unmodified Tablets and Phones
- Annotate Me – Supporting Active Reading using Real-Time Document Image Retrieval On Mobile Devices
- Activity Recognition and Nutrition Monitoring in Every Day Situations with a Textile Capacitive Neckband
Drop by at the demo,poster sessions and/or see me my talk on Thursday.
On a side note, Ubicomp really picks great locations. This year it’s Zurich, next year Seattle and the year after it will be in Osaka. Seems I might be staying longer in Japan, than I originally planned ;)