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2nd International Workshop on Sensor-based Activity Recognition and Interaction, iWOAR 2015. Proceedings

Rostock, Germany, June 25 - 26, 2015
: Matthies, Denys J.C.; Haescher, Marian; Aehnelt, Mario; Bieber, Gerald; Urban, Bodo
: Association for Computing Machinery -ACM-

New York: ACM, 2015, 116 pp.
International Workshop on Sensor-based Activity Recognition and Interaction (iWOAR) <2, 2015, Rostock>
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3454-9
Conference Proceedings
Fraunhofer IGD ()
Business Field: Visual decision support; Research Area: Human computer interaction (HCI); activity recognition; Human-computer interaction (HCI); sensor technology

Wearable sensors potentially enable for a better and unobtrusive recognition of human activity and the state of rest, sleep, stress and drive the ongoing trend of the quantified self-movement. As an enabling technology, powerful, while yet inexpensive MEMS-Chips (micro-electro-mechanical system) push the penetration of a broad variety of mobile devices. Thereby, these devices gain high interest, not only in terms of general customer products, but also as integrated systems in an industrial context, either way to enable continuous monitoring of complex life processes and workplace situations. Another challenge that research is facing concerns the limited human abilities of interaction in context of mobility and in situations, in which high attention is being demanded. New and alternative ways are needed to be found in order to take advantage of all human capabilities to enable safe and unobtrusive interaction. This conference-like workshop is initiated and organized by the Fraunhofer IGD in Rostock. While we established the iWOAR workshop the 2nd time - in Rostock, North Germany - we aim to establish an annual tradition with the approach to bring together science and industry. It offers scientists, interested parties, and users in the area of sensor-based activity recognition and interaction the possibility to an exchange of experiences and a presentation of best-practice examples, as well as technical and scientific results. The workshop focuses on technologies for human activity recognition and interaction via inertial sensors (accelerometers, gyroscopes etc.) and their scientific applications.