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International Symposium on Wearable Computers 2001
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5th International Symposium on Wearable Computers
October 8-9, 2001 - ETH Zurich



This program is also available in PDF format. Proceedings can be found here.

The conference takes place in the ETH Main Building. All sessions, as well as the Gadget Show, will be held in the Auditorium Maximum on the F-Floor of the ETH Main Building. The Exhibition, the Presentation of the Exhibitors, and the Demonstrations take place in the Main Hall. Lunch and snacks during breaks will be served on the F-Floor.  

08:00 Conference Registration
Perceptive processing by brain-like analog VLSI circuits Rodney J. Douglas (Neuroinformatics, ETH Zurich)
ETH World Gerhard Schmitt (Vice president ETH)
10:10 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 SESSION I: Input/Output Devices Session Chair: Bruce Thomas
Design of a Wearable Tactile Display Francine Gemperle, Nathan Ota, Daniel P. Siewiorek (Carnegie Mellon University)
A Method of Key Input with Two Mice Satoshi Nakamura, Masahiko Tsukamoto, Shojiro Nishio (Osaka University)
GestureWrist and GesturePad: Unobtrusive Wearable Interaction Devices Jun Rekimoto (Sony CSL)
12:00 - 13:00 Presentation of Exhibitors
13:00 - 14:00 Conference Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 SESSION II: Creation Session Chair: Paul Lukowicz
Tinmith-Metro: New Outdoor Techniques for Creating City Models with an Augmented Reality Computer Wayne Piekarski, Bruce Thomas (University of South Australia)
Authoring of Physical Models Using Mobile Computers Yohan Baillot, Dennis Brown, Simon Julier (Advanced Information Technology Division Naval Research Laboratory)
The Witnessential Net Steve Mann, Robert Guerra (University of Toronto, EXISTech Corp.)
Networked Wearable Musical Instruments Will Bring a New Musical Culture Kazushi Nishimoto, Tadao Maekawa, Yukio Tada, Kenji Mase, Ryohei Nakatsu (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories)
16:00 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 17:30 INSIDE/OUTSIDE SESSION Session Chair: Jacqueline Otten
On Wearables and Fashion Birgit Richard, Brigitte Neitzel (University of Frankfurt, Siemens-Nixdorf)
Wearable Technology for Multisensory Expressive Gesture Applications Rita Paradiso, Danilo De Rossi, Piero Orsini (Smartex - Prato Italy, Interdipartimental Research Center - University of Pisa, Unita Operativa Neurologia - Ospedale Cisanello Pisa)
Ward In Hand Project Eva Coscia (TXT e-solutions, Genova Italy)
A Prototype Wearable Body Temperature Regulation Garment Andy Wolfenden (Design for Life Centre - Brunel University)
Agent Augmented Real World Space Tom Sephton (California State University)
Lightglove: Wrist-Worn Virtual Typing and Pointing Bruce Howard, Susie Howard (Lightglove - LLC)
Framework for Power Aware Remote Processing: Design and Implementation of a Dynamic Power Estimation Unit Gerald Kaefer, Josef Haid, Bernd Hofer, Gerhard Schall, Reinhold Weiss (Graz University of Technology)
Active Dressware: Wearable Proprioreceptive Systems Alberto Mazzoldi, Danilo De Rossi, Federico Lorussi, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Piero Orsini (Centro E. Piaggio, University of Pisa, Unità Operativa Neurologia, Az. Ospedaliera Pisana)
Winspect: A Case Study for Wearable Computing Supported Inspection Tasks Michael Boronowsky, Tom Nicolai, Christoph Schlieder, Ansgar Schmidt (TZI - University of Bremen)
A Wearable 3D Augmented Reality Workspace Gerhard Reitmayr, Dieter Schmalstieg (Vienna University of Technology)
The WearARM: Modular, High Performance, Low Power Computing Platform Designed for Integration into Everyday Clothing Urs Anliker, Paul Lukowicz, Richard W. DeVaul, Steven Schwartz, Gerhard Troester (ETH Zurich, MIT Media Lab)
Wearable Computing for Field Archaeology Sandra Woolley, Chris Baber, James Cross, Vince Gaffney (University of Birmingham)
Lightglove: Wrist-worn Virtual Typing and Pointing Bruce Howard (Lightglove)
Reima Smart Shout Concept and Prototype Jussi Mikkonen, Akseli Reho, Jussi Impiö, Jukka Vanhala (Tampere University of Technology, Institute of Electronics, Clothing+)
A Wearable Cross-Language Communication Aid Jani Patokallio, Nigel Ward (HCI Lab - University of Tokyo)
HI-Cam: Intelligent Biofeedback Signal Processing Steve Mann, Daniel Chen, Saman Sadeghi (University of Toronto)
The Design and Implementation of Electrically Heated Clothing Kari Kukkonen, Timo Vuorela, Jaana Rantanen, Outi Ryynänen, Arto Siili, Jukka Vanhala (Tampere University of Technology, Institute of Electronics)
Real-time Hazard Detection via Machine Vision for Wearable Low Vision Aids Jordan Andersen, Eric Seibel (University of Washington, Human Interface Technology Lab / Mechanical Engineering)
Wearable Augmented Reality as a Navigation Aid for Blind and Sighted People Tom Sephton (Mirage Computing)
18:30 - 19:00 PERFORMANCE: FastFood (Munich)
08:30 - 10:30 SESSION III: User Evaluations Session Chair: Chandra Narayanaswami
Mobile Capture for Wearable Computer Usability Testing Kent Lyons, Thad Starner (Georgia Institute of Technology)
A System for Evaluating Augmented Reality User Interfaces in Wearable Computers Riku Suomela, Juha Lehikoinen, Ilkka Salminen (Nokia Research Center)
Real Situations of Wearable Computers used for Video Conferencing - and Implications for Terminal and Network Design Bjørn Hestnes, Svein Heiestad, Peter Brooks, Lasse Drageset (Telenor R&D, Hitec O)
User Evaluations to Guide the Design of an Extended Personal Service Environment for Mobile Services Margit Biemans, Herma van Kranenburg, Marc Lankhorst (Telematica Instituut)
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 INSIDE/OUTSIDE SESSION Session Chair: Jacqueline Otten
The other Side: Ecological Aspects Christiane Woehler (Life-Cycle-Design)
12:00 - 13:00 Conference Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 SESSION IV: Location and Context Awareness Session Chair: Andy Ward
A Panorama-based Method of Personal Positioning and Orientation and its Real-Time Applications for Wearable Computers Masakatsu Kourogi, Takeshi Kurata, Katsuhiko Sakaue (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))
Real-time Analysis of Data from Many Sensors with Neural Networks Kristof Van Laerhoven, Kofi Aidoo, Steven Lowette (Starlab Research)
Incremental Motion-Based Location Recognition Seon-Woo Lee, Kenji Mase (ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories)
14:30 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 16:00 GADGET SHOW
16:00 - 17:30 SESSION V: System Design Session Chair: Dan Siewiorek
Energy Trade-offs in the IBM Wristwatch Computer Noboru Kamijoh, Tadanobu Inoue, C. Michael Olsen, Mandayam Raghunath, Chandra Narayanaswami (IBM Research Division)
Wearable Computers as Packet Transport Mechanisms in Highly-Partitioned Ad-Hoc Networks James Davis, Andrew Fagg, Brian Levine (University of Massachusetts)
Drishti: An Integrated Navigation System for Visually Impaired and Disabled Sumi Helal, Steven Moore, Balaji Ramachandran (University of Florida)


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