It is a recent trend to integrate advanced sensors, such as accelerometer and digital compass, into smartphones. This makes the smartphone an ideal platform for activity recognition. We expect in the near future, social networking services will go from location sharing to activity sharing, with the rapid development of smartphones. We are working on building a context sharing platform using smartphones, including thinking robust context detection algorithms and designing HCI for context sharing.
- Arase, Y., Ren, F., and Xie, X.: "User Activity Understanding from Mobile Phone Sensors," Proc. of the ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2010), pp. 391-392.