Smart eyewear enabled interactive pet toy for users with limited mobility

Yuyu Lee, Michi Kanda, Jiarui Zu, Fangqing Zhengren, George Chernyshov, Kai Kunze

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Abstract

Smart eyewear that detects eye movements and head motions have been applied to studies on detecting oneâĂŹs mental state [5], engagement level in social interactions, and measuring concentration [4]. However, applications for these smart eyewear that offers intriguing and novel interactive experience has seldom been used as wearable device-control. As an application of this type of wearable, we used J!NS MEME that enables head motion data to control smart devices with hands-free operation in a pet toy system to facilitate human-animal interaction for people in cases of limited mobility either due to physical disability or the lack of enough space allowance. For our study, we primarily focused on exploring interaction possibilities between pet owners, who experience physical limitations due to the latter context, and their pets. The study result shows a promising start for opening up new interaction opportunities for our targeted audience in the context of physical limitation; however, the impact on those with physical disabilities is still arguable as it is yet to be evaluated.Nevertheless, since smart eyewear can act as an unobtrusive and useful body extension for people with limited mobility, we believe that it can be an alternative input option that can be applied not just to human-animal interaction but also to wider domains such smart devices and home systems for these users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2019- - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages113-116
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450368698
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sep 9
Event2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2019 Sep 92019 Sep 13

Publication series

NameUbiComp/ISWC 2019- - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Conference

Conference2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period19/9/919/9/13

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Keywords

  • Assistive technology
  • Computer interaction for disabled persons
  • Eye-wear computing
  • Hands-free input
  • Head movement interaction
  • Human-animal interaction
  • Inclusive design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Lee, Y., Kanda, M., Zu, J., Zhengren, F., Chernyshov, G., & Kunze, K. (2019). Smart eyewear enabled interactive pet toy for users with limited mobility. In UbiComp/ISWC 2019- - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 113-116). (UbiComp/ISWC 2019- - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3341162.3343821