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GpsTunes: controlling navigation via audio feedback

Strachan, Steven, Eslambolchilar, Parisa ORCID:, Murray-Smith, Roderick, Hughes, Stephen and O'Modhrain, Sile 2005. GpsTunes: controlling navigation via audio feedback. Presented at: Mobile HCI '05 7th international conference on human computer interaction with mobile devices & services, Salzburg, Austria, September 19 - 22, 2005. MobileHCI '05 Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Human computer interaction with mobile devices & services. New York, NY, USA: ACM, pp. 275-278. 10.1145/1085777.1085831

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We combine the functionality of a mobile Global Positioning System (GPS) with that of an MP3 player, implemented on a PocketPC, to produce a handheld system capable of guiding a user to their desired target location via continuously adapted music feedback. We illustrate how the approach to presentation of the audio display can benefit from insights from control theory, such as predictive 'browsing' elements to the display, and the appropriate representation of uncertainty or ambiguity in the display. The probabilistic interpretation of the navigation task can be generalised to other context-dependent mobile applications. This is the first example of a completely handheld location- aware music player. We discuss scenarios for use of such systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: ACM
ISBN: 1595930892
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 07:11

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