Communicating with Smart Objects: Developing Technology for Usable Persuasive Computing Systems

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Examines the range of technological capabilities that smart objects' combination of physical interaction, networking, and processing make possible—capabilities whose potential, if allowed to come to fruition, is truly revolutionary.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781903996362
  • Publisher: ISTE/Hermes Science Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Series: Innovative Technology Ser.
  • Pages: 351
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Role of Smart Devices in Communication
Pt. 1 Interaction 1
1 New Distributed and Active Tools and Narrative Activities 3
2 Smart Houses and Dependent People: Acceptability, Solvency and International Tendencies 9
3 Towards Multimodal Human-computer Dialogue by Intelligent Agents 17
4 Multimodal Interaction on Mobile Artefacts 39
5 The Voice as a Means of Humanising Man-machine Interfaces 47
Pt. 2 Software Infrastructure for Smart Devices/Ambient Intelligence 57
6 Introduction to a Middleware Framework 61
7 A Model and Software Architecture for Location-management in Smart Devices/Ambient Communication Environments 71
8 A Software Infrastructure for Distributed Applications on Mobile Physical Objects 91
9 Integrating a Multimedia Player in a Network of Communicating Objects 103
10 Reverse Localisation 111
Pt. 3 Networking Technologies for Smart Objects 117
11 Wireless Techniques and Smart Devices 121
12 Wireless Local Area Networks 135
13 Radio Links in the Millimeter Wave Band 159
14 Propagation of Radio Waves Inside and Outside Buildings 169
15 Ad-Hoc Networks 201
16 INDEED: High Rate Infrared Communications in the "Indoor" Context 209
17 Artificial Materials for Protected Communications 221
18 Free-space Optical Communication Links 229
Pt. 4 Evolution of Smart Devices 243
19 Mobile and Collaborative Augmented Reality 247
20 Towards a Description of Information-seeking Tasks Contributing to the Design of Communications Objects and Services 257
21 Making Context Explicit in Communicating Objects 273
22 Dynamic Links for Change-sensitive Interaction 285
23 Communicating Devices, Multimode Interfaces and Artistic Creation 293
24 Powering Communicating Objects 311
Conclusion: From "Things That Connect" to "Ambient Communication" 325
Index 339
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