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Date 23-23 June 1995

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  • Personal systems: industry directions

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • Co-operative video gophers

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):5/1 - 5/3
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Developments like videoconferencing and wireless satellite communication open future perspectives for new services that may alter the way public broadcasting services and the press address a larger audience. In this paper, a view on the possibilities of co-operative video gophers is presented. Video gophers are young people who are equipped with a video-camera and wireless phone that help people i... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancing mobility through speech recognition technology

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4/1 - 4/3
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    Automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology provides what many regard as the most natural and efficient mode of human-computer interaction: talk to a computer and receive a spoken response in reply. Over the last decade, the technology for ASR has undergone rapid improvements. This has been primarily due to advances in the techniques for analysing the incoming speech, and the general trend towar... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent agents and personal electronics

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):3/1 - 3/8
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    Conveys a broad view of the role of agents in the personal electronics of the future, and of some of the technical ideas which make this role possible. I start out by sketching out a view of the future based on current trends, principally the convergence of technologies known as multimedia. I then explain why the concept of agents is so important in enabling this view of the future to come about, ... View full abstract»

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  • From number portability to communications with personality

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):7/1 - 7/2
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    How are we to reach a dream world of universally available, easy to use, controllable and individual telecommunications? It will not come about easily or nearly as soon as the optimists hope. There are many challenges still to be overcome: technical, social and commercial. From past experience, the technology problems will be the easiest to solve. Social change will happen or not, as the case may ... View full abstract»

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  • Developing usable personal systems: a human factors perspective

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):2/1 - 2/3
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    The nature of personal systems requires sophisticated human factors engineering to make them effective. The multitude of different strategies that are personal to each user means that each device or system must both support a high functionality and do so with high usability. This in turn requires an integrated approach to capturing, representing and evaluating usability throughout the product desi... View full abstract»

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  • Wearable computers as an aid to human memory

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):6/1 - 6/3
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    Recent developments in hardware are allowing us to automatically capture events in our working lives. Xerox have produced a development of the Olivetti active badge (a small `wearable' device that allows one to record which room of a building one is in) called the PARCTab. The PARCTab is essentially a personal digital assistant (PDA) with an active badge attached to it, which is in continuous wire... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile information at the RAC

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):8/1 - 8/3
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    The RAC is one of the UK's leading motoring organisations, whose members can call on help in the case of breakdown. Its service patrols have to deal with all kinds of problems with all types of vehicles. From 1995, they have a powerful new tool to help them. All 1380 RAC service patrols have just been issued with a hand-held electronic workshop manual, containing the equivalent of 160,000 pages of... View full abstract»

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  • “Piglet”: a pen-based, personal communicator for light touch messaging

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):1/1 - 1/2
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    At Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol we have been studying pen-based, personal communications through both focus groups and prototype field trials. Our results highlight the value of “light touch” messaging and the features important to its support View full abstract»

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