Earthlings Attack! A ball game using human body communication

Masato Takahashi, Charith Lasantha Fernando, Yuto Kumon, Shuhey Takeda, Hideaki Nii, Takuji Tokiwa, Maki Sugimoto, Masahiko Inami

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In this paper, we describe a ball game "Earthlings Attack!" that uses the contact between users and an active ball device as an information channel to the game content. When the ball device with built-in transmitter comes in contact with the user who wears the receiver, theis system transmits information from the ball device to the receiver through user's body with the human body communication. With this method, we aim at the interaction improvement of the augmentation of the interaction in such a way that presenting information on user's body according to the contact between each ball device and each user. This system also enables to use in a wide range field in the same network by managing contact information of both collectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Augmented Human International Conference, AH'11
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2nd Augmented Human International Conference, AH'11 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2011 Mar 132011 Mar 13

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Other2nd Augmented Human International Conference, AH'11


  • Game design
  • Human body communication
  • Wearable computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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