Mobile and Wearable Computing Group
The Mobile and Wearable Computing Group performs research in
architectures and applications for ultra mobile systems. Our research
activities are closely linked to the Language and Architecture Group
(hardware, distributed systems), Digital Media Group (applications), and
Cryptography (Authentication). There are two main areas of research.
- One focus is on the development of a prototype wearable, the
``Cyberjacket''. In this project we focus in the
development of Software environments for low power and highly mobile/dynamic
computing, the interface to the wearer, and proper authentication and
security for the jackets.
- The other focus is on long term applications that target, amongst
others, vision input. Although beyond the limit of state-of-the-art
wearables, algorithms based on image understanding will be part of the
- Developed the E-sleeve, demonstrated at ISWC gadget session, and the
SIGGRAPH-2004 Cyberfashion show
- We have developed Cyberjacket and Blazerjet, demonstrated at
Expo-2000, and Telecoms-99 and the SIGGRAPH-2004 Cyberfashion show.
- A programming paradigm for mobile software has been developed,
finding a middle route between the Pi Calculus and CSP.
- An aid for the nearly blind colour-codes natural scenes. The coding
is based on image analysis rather than contrast enhancement.