Sentient artefacts: Acquiring user's context through daily objects

Kaori Fujinami*, Tatsuo Nakajima

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, we describe an augmentation of everyday artefact called sentient artefact. A sentient artefact is expected to capture the user's specific context implicitly and naturally from its original usage since such an everyday artefact has inherent roles and functionalities. Therefore, a context-aware space is built incrementally using the specific contextual information. We show three types of everyday artefact augmentation, and propose a sensor selection framework that allows an artefact developer to systematically identify desirable sensors. Also, we discuss expectations and issues on the augmentation through prototyping.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmbedded and Ubiquitous Computing - EUC 2005 Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationUISW, NCUS, SecUbiq, USN, and TAUES, Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventEUC 2005 Workshops: UISW, NCUS, SecUbiq, USN, and TAUES - Nagasaki, Japan
Duration: 2005 Dec 62005 Dec 9

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3823 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceEUC 2005 Workshops: UISW, NCUS, SecUbiq, USN, and TAUES

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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