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Enabling End Users to Program for Smart Environments

By Oliver on March 10th, 2015 in assistive systems, assistive technology, conferences, HCI, HMI, publications

CHI-15_WorkshopFunk, Markus; Korn, Oliver; Schmidt, Albrecht:
Enabling End Users to Program for Smart Environments

In: Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Workshop End-User Development in the Internet of Things Era (EUDITE) ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2015 [to be published]
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In the Internet of Things area, sensor-based smart environments are becoming more and more ubiquitous. Smart environments can support user’s cognitive abilities and support them in various tasks e.g. assembling, or cooking.

However, programming applications for smart environments still requires a lot of e ort as many sensors
need to be programmed and synchronized. In this work, we present a novel approach for programming procedures in smart environments through demonstrating a task. We de fine abstract high-level areas that are triggered by the user while performing a task. According to the triggered areas, projected instructions for performing the task again are automatically created. Those instructions can then be transferred to other users to learn how to assemble a product or to cook a meal.

We present a prototypical implementation of a smart environment using optical sensors and present how it can be used in a smart factory and in a smart kitchen.


This work will be presented at the CHI 2015 in Seoul, Korea.