DEPARTMENT: Letter from the editors
By XRDS Staff
"Wearable Computing" refers to embedding sensors and computation devices on the body in a seamless, unobtrusive, and invisible way. Such technology may very well revolutionize the way we live, behave, and interact. Beyond the current commercial applications, extensive research is being done to push the limits of wearable computing. Highlighted in this issue are applications in personal behavior monitoring, health care, and human-computer interaction. From monitoring a runner's performance in the field to using standard smartphone sensors as part of an mHealth project, there are endless opportunities to get dressed in tech.
By XRDS Staff
By XRDS Staff
By Terrell R. Bennett, Julia Seiter
By Virginia Grande
By Connor Bain
By Michael Zuba
By Dean Jackson
The XRDS blog highlights a range of topics from security and privacy to neuroscience. Selected blog posts, edited for print, will be featured in every issue. Please visit xrds.acm.org/blog to read each post in its entirety. Keeping with our theme of professional development, included is a guest post on how to craft a publishable research paper.
By Dimitris Mitropoulos
By Wolfgang Richter
Originally posted on The Geomblog
By Suresh Venkatasubramanian
A look at how athletic performance can be measured outside of the laboratory.
By Christina Strohrmann, Gerhard Tröster
Digital activity sensors are no longer confined to research labs; they're in the wild and they come in lime green. They offer the promise to improve our health and even to affect the ways that we interact with others.
By Andrew Miller
Using activity recognition for cognitive tasks can provide new insights about reading and learning habits.
By Kai Kunze
When utilizing internal sensors, modern smartphones are inexpensive and powerful wearable devices for sensor data acquisition, processing, and feedback in personal daily health applications.
By Gabriele Spina, Oliver Amft
The design, construction, and deployment of a pressure-enhanced IMU system that fits in the bottom of your shoe.
By Rolf Adelsberger
New health care systems that integrate wearable sensors, personal devices, and servers promise to fundamentally change the way health care services are delivered and used.
By Mladen Milosevic, Aleksandar Milenkovic, Emil Jovanov
It may be possible to enable text entry by writing freely in the air, using only the hand as a stylus.
By Christoph Amma, Tanja Schultz
Brain computer interfaces are still restricted to the domains of health and research, but we understand what needs to be done and are getting closer to making a commercial wearable EEG system.
By Viswam Nathan
By Adrian Scoică
By Atif Khan
By Finn Kuusisto
By Marinka Zitnik