Conference Proceeding Article
Interpersonal touch is our most primitive social language strongly governing our emotional well-being. Despite the positive implications of touch in many facets of our daily social interactions, we find wide-spread caution and taboo limiting touch-based interactions in workplace relationships that constitute a significant part of our daily social life. In this paper, we explore new opportunities for ubicomp technology to promote a new meme of casual and cheerful interpersonal touch such as high-fives towards facilitating vibrant workplace culture. Specifically, we propose High5, a mobile service with a smartwatch-style system to promote high-fives in everyday workplace interactions. We first present initial user motivation from semi-structured interviews regarding the potentially controversial idea of High5. We then present our smartwatch-style prototype to detect high-fives based on sensing electric skin potential levels. We demonstrate its key technical observation and performance evaluation.
Software and Cyber-Physical Systems
UbiComp'14: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: September 13-17, 2014, Seattle
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KIM, Yuhwan; LEE, Seungchul; HWANG, Inseok; RO, Hyunho; LEE, Youngki; MOON, Miri; and SONG, Junehwa.
High5: Promoting interpersonal hand-to-hand touch for vibrant workplace with electrodermal sensor watches. (2014). UbiComp'14: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: September 13-17, 2014, Seattle. 15-19. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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