Casual video watching during sensor guided navigation

Euijai Ahn, Gerard J. Kim

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Abstract

Recently, multitasking on smart phones during navigation has emerged as a problematic social behavior due to its potential danger. In this paper, we propose to alleviate the situation by employing a sensor system for obstacle detection and aid the multi-tasking user so that one can safely navigate and carry out the on-going secondary task as effectively as possible. As such, we have implemented an ultrasonic sensor system interfaced into the smart phone that can constantly appraise the user of the incoming obstacles. We ran experiments to validate our approach, checking whether such a system would help user bump less into obstacles than without, and observe their multitasking behavior such as the physical attentional switch. Our experiments have shown that with the aid of the sensor system, the user's attention switch was significantly reduced, however, there was no differences in the performance (e.g. no. of collision) because the momentary strategic spatial and path planning was quite effective with slow pace and light pedestrian traffic. We conclude therefore human dual or multitasking ability is sufficient to overlap "casual" video watching and "slow" navigation. However, with more stringent task, e.g. text messaging and heavier traffic, we expect the reduced attention shift to ultimately improve the performance as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - VRCAI 2013
Subtitle of host publication12th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages275-277
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781450325905
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event12th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry, VRCAI 2013 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2013 Nov 172013 Nov 19

Publication series

NameProceedings - VRCAI 2013: 12th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry

Other

Other12th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry, VRCAI 2013
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period13/11/1713/11/19

Keywords

  • attention switch
  • multitasking
  • navigation
  • ultrasonic sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Ahn, E., & Kim, G. J. (2013). Casual video watching during sensor guided navigation. In Proceedings - VRCAI 2013: 12th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry (pp. 275-277). (Proceedings - VRCAI 2013: 12th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2534329.2534378