"Locating Everyday Objects Using NFC Textiles," by Jingxian Wang et al., describes the potential of Near-Field Communication for advanced home automation.
Polly Huang From Communications of the ACM | October 2023
This paper builds a Near-Field Communication-based localization system that allows ordinary surfaces to locate surrounding objects with high accuracy in the near...Jingxian Wang, Junbo Zhang, Ke Li, Chengfeng Pan, Carmel Majidi, Swarun Kumar From Communications of the ACM | October 2023
"AuraRing: Precise Electromagnetic Finger Tracking," by Farshid Salemi Parizi, Eric Whitmire, and Shwetak Patel, details the AuraRing system's remarkable ability...Yang Zhang From Communications of the ACM | October 2022
We present AuraRing, a wearable magnetic tracking system designed for tracking fine-grained finger movement.
Farshid Salemi Parizi, Eric Whitmire, Shwetak Patel From Communications of the ACM | October 2022
"Expressive Querying for Accelerating Visual Analytics," by Tarique Siddiqui et al., provides a general abstraction, along with advanced interfaces, focusing on...Bill Howe From Communications of the ACM | July 2022
In this work, we introduce the problem of visualization search and highlight two underlying challenges of search enumeration and visualization matching.
Tarique Siddiqui, Paul Luh, Zesheng Wang, Karrie Karahalios, Aditya G. Parameswaran From Communications of the ACM | July 2022
"SoundWatch," by Dhruv Jain et al., provides an example of HCI research's vital role in designing architectures that trade off different computational capabilities...Jeffrey P. Bigham From Communications of the ACM | June 2022
We present SoundWatch, a smartwatch-based deep learning application to sense, classify, and provide feedback about sounds occurring in the environment.
Dhruv Jain, Hung Ngo, Pratyush Patel, Steven Goodman, Khoa Nguyen, Rachel Grossman-Kahn, Leah Findlater, Jon Froehlich From Communications of the ACM | June 2022
The authors of "Cognitive Biases in Software Development" rightly highlight the need for situated studies that examine cognitive bias 'in the wild' during software...Marian Petre From Communications of the ACM | April 2022
We conducted a two-part field study to examine the extent to which cognitive biases occur, the consequences of these biases on developer behavior, and the practices...Souti Chattopadhyay, Nicholas Nelson, Audrey Au, Natalia Morales, Christopher Sanchez, Rahul Pandita, Anita Sarma From Communications of the ACM | April 2022
"Eyelid Gestures for People with Motor Impairments," by Mingming Fan et al., addresses the accessibility of mobile devices to people with motor impairments.
Tiago Guerreiro From Communications of the ACM | January 2022
We present an algorithm to detect nine eyelid gestures on smartphones in real time and evaluate it with 12 able-bodied people and four people with severe motor...Mingming Fan, Zhen Li, Franklin Mingzhe Li From Communications of the ACM | January 2022
"Software-Defined Cooking Using a Microwave Oven," by Haojian Jin et al., introduces a feedback mechanism to microwave heating through a technique the authors call...Fadel Adib From Communications of the ACM | December 2021
We present software-defined cooking (SDC), a low-cost closed-loop microwave oven system that aims to heat food in a software-defined thermal trajectory.
Haojian Jin, Jingxian Wang, Swarun Kumar, Jason Hong From Communications of the ACM | December 2021
"Liquid Testing with Your Smartphone," by Shichao Yue and Dina Katabi, proposes a novel technique for determining the surface tension of a liquid by leveraging...Tam Vu From Communications of the ACM | October 2021
"3D Localization for Subcentimeter-Sized Devices," by Iyer, et al., neatly separates and solves the problems of robotic locomotion, sensing, localization, and communications...Prabal Dutta From Communications of the ACM | March 2021
We present the first localization system that consumes microwatts of power at a mobile device and can be localized across multiple rooms in settings such as homes...Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, Vikram Iyer, Shyamnath Gollakota From Communications of the ACM | March 2021
The system described in "SATURN: An Introduction to the Internet of Materials" works passively, energized essentially by static electricity generated as layers...Joseph A. Paradiso From Communications of the ACM | December 2020
We propose an Internet of Materials, where the very materials of objects and surfaces are augmented or manufactured to have computational capabilities.
Nivedita Arora, Thad Starner, Gregory D. Abowd From Communications of the ACM | December 2020