Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

Research in mobile and ubiquitous computing involves building and evaluating ubiquitous computing applications and services that impact our lives. Much of the work is situated in settings of everyday activity, such as the office, the home, school classrooms, and on-the-body in mobile settings. Topics include automated capture, access to live experiences, context-aware computing, natural interaction for mobile, wearable computing, and more. 


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IMUTube: Automatic Extraction of Virtual on-body Accelerometry from Video for Human Activity Recognition
The lack of large-scale, labeled data sets impedes progress in developing robust and generalized predictive models for on-body sensor-based human activity recognition (HAR). Labeled data in human activity recognition is scarce and hard to come by,...

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Smart Solutions on the Georgia Coast
The Smart Sea Level Sensors project is a partnership between Chatham Emergency Management Agency officials, City of Savannah officials, and Georgia Tech scientists and engineers who are working together to install a network of internet-enabled sea...

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Convergence Innovation Competition
The Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) is a unique competition open to all Georgia Tech students and is run in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Each year the categories in the CIC are defined by our Industry partners who provide mentorship...

SHAKTI: A Storytelling Collective of Professional Practices in Digital Accessibility
SHAKTI: A Storytelling Collective of Professional Practices in Digital Accessibility
This project aims to provide resources for someone interested in a career in accessibility and inclusive design. Using storytelling, it aims to show people the varied paths that others have taken to achieve their goals, tools they have used, lessons...

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OptoSense: Ubiquitous Self-Powered Imaging Surface
OptoSense is a ubiquitous Imaging Surface which conforms to everyday objects, harvests energy from ambient light, and senses a variety of human activities without compromising privacy. By leveraging organic semiconductor (OSC) optoelectronics with...

Silver Tape
Silver Tape: Inkjet-Printed Circuits Peeled-and-Transferred on Versatile Substrates
We propose Silver Tape, a simple yet novel fabrication technique to transfer inkjet-printed silver traces from paper onto versatile substrates, without time-/space- consuming processes such as screen printing or heat sintering. This allows users to...

Crowd-Sourced Tools to Help Employees with Disabilities Make Accommodation Decisions
Crowd-Sourced Tools to Help Employees with Disabilities Make Accommodation Decisions
Georgia Tech is developing two online tools to help employees with disabilities and their employers figure out what types of accommodations (e.g., assistive technologies, strategies, universal features) might help them perform their jobs. Work...

Conversational Agents
Using Google Home to Empower Older Adults with MCI and their Caregivers
In this research, we explore how conversational agents, specifically the Google Home Hub, can empower dyads comprised of older adults with MCI and their care partners.

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Ambient Alerting
No matter what age we are, we have likely forgotten to turn off the stove or oven, iron, heater or even water. Forgetfulness can lead to serious events that may result in costly damage to the home or even injury or death. Older adults are more prone...

RERC TechSage: SmartBathroom
RERC TechSage: SmartBathroom
The needs and abilities of people who are aging with progressive chronic conditions, such as MS, Parkinson's, ALS and Arthritis fluctuate from day to day. Yet, even when they have supportive AT, such as grab bars, to compensate for functional...

Gait Speed Measurement for the Clinical Workflow
RERC TechSage: A Mobile Application to Measure Gait Speed
Multiple studies have shown a consistently strong association between gait speed of frail older adults and negative functional (e.g., survival) and activity outcomes. However, health care professionals have been slow to measure this physiologic...

Bit Whisperer
Bit Whisperer: Enabling Ad-hoc, Short-range, Walk-Up-and-Share Data Transmissions via Surface-bound Acoustics
We introduce Bit Whisperer, an ad-hoc short-range wireless communication system that enables "walk up and share" data transmissions with "good enough" security.

Community-based Support Network Platform for Young Female Athletes
Community-based Support Network Platform for Young Female Athletes
We designed and evaluated a mobile user interface of a community-based support network platform for young female athletes.

Crossroads: Transgender Education for Greek GT Students
Crossroads: Transgender Education for Greek GT Students
Our project develops a mobile teaching tool for cisgender Greek fellows/allies that promotes empathy-building in relation to their transgender and nonbinary peers. The tool aims towards the cisgender members of Greek life on Georgia Tech's campus....

Conversational AI tool for Mental Health in First Responders
Designing a Conversational AI tool for Mental Health in First Responders
Problem Statement: First Responders struggle more with mental health than the average group due to compound stress. The Process: Initial Research, Ride-alongs, Affinity Mapping, Mock-ups, Codesign, Storyboards, prototypes, user validation and...

Digital Technologies to Support COVID-19 Response on Campus: A Case Study in the Use of WiFi
Digital Technologies to Support COVID-19 Response on Campus: A Case Study in the Use of WiFi
The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly caused a lot of disruption in how universities operate. Proactive campuses use a combination of testing, tracing, and encouraging safe practices to contain infectious spread while still maintaining some semblance...

Empowering communities through a centralized knowledge repository
Empowering communities through a centralized knowledge repository
Working with Welcoming Atlanta, part of The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to develop and a responsive iPad application that streamlines organizational knowledge.

Facilitating Self-Expression and Social Engagement in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Facilitating Self-Expression and Social Engagement in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
PostArt is a simple, easy-to-use tool for older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment to create digital postcards for family and friends. In addition to creating, they can share and view postcards created by other members. The goal of PostArt is to...

Project Aether: A tool to support communication between brain tumor patients and healthcare providers
Project Aether: A tool to support communication between brain tumor patients and healthcare providers
Project Aether focuses on bridging the knowledge gap brain tumor and peak anxiety brain tumor patients experience after their initial diagnosis. As a tablet application, it comprises a patient workspace for consolidating information relating to...

Smart Webcam Cover: Exploring the Design of an Intelligent Webcam Cover to Improve Usability and Trust
Smart Webcam Cover: Exploring the Design of an Intelligent Webcam Cover to Improve Usability and Trust
Laptop webcams can be covertly activated by malware and law enforcement agencies. Consequently, 59% percent of Americans manually cover their webcams to avoid being surveilled. However, manual covers are prone to human error–through a survey with...

Speech on Twitter - Evaluation, Intervention and Solutions
Speech on Twitter - Evaluation, Intervention and Solutions
In this project, I designed and developed a research dashboard for researchers to better understand Speech on Twitter. Through extensive user research, I understand user pain points and identified key values. Based on this, I designed and developed...

Technological Approaches to Maternal Mental Health Promotion Amidst COVID-19
Technological Approaches to Maternal Mental Health Promotion Amidst COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic causes models of healthcare to rapidly shift and as it introduces widespread economic and social stressors, there is a vital need for innovations that help expecting women and new mothers manage their mental health. We take...

Insights: A Productivity Evaluation Tool
Insights: A Productivity Evaluation Tool
We were inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, in which a lot of people work remotely or design their own work schedules. While flexibility is good, it is also accompanied by people being unsure of their actual productivity. So we wanted to help...

Wind-based Interaction Techniques
Wind-based Interaction Techniques
Exploration in using the sensation of wind as a computation interface and calm technology.