Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

9-2014

Abstract

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.

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

UbiComp'14: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: September 13-17, 2014, Seattle

First Page

15

Last Page

19

ISBN

9781450329682

Identifier

10.1145/2632048.2632072

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

New York

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2632048.2632072

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