The Use of Wearable Technologies and Body Awareness : A Body–Tool Relationship Perspective

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2016 – Posters' Extended Abstracts : Part I
Editors Constantine Stephanidis
PublisherSpringer International Publishing Switzerland
Pages388-392
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-40548-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-40547-6
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume617
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Title18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International)
PlaceCanada
CityToronto
Period17 - 22 July 2016

Abstract

Wearable technologies-innovative and multi-functional media technologies that can be attached to our body-have received a great deal of attention by the digital media industry. The wearability of technology brings new affordances that may significantly change the way humans interact with technological objects. However, little is known about how such emerging technologies can shape our perceptions of the body and the interactions associated with technology use. Focusing on users' experience of wearable technologies, this study explores the influence of wearable technologies on individuals' perceptions of their body-tool relationship and body awareness. A series of in-depth interviews was conducted to investigate how users' interactions with wearable technologies affect their perceptions. Our findings indicate that perceptual properties (materials, weight, battery life, and vibration) influence users' body-tool relationship, whereas motor activity properties (monitoring, tracking, and real-time feedback) influence users' body awareness.

Research Area(s)

  • Wearable technologies, Body-tool relationship, Body awareness

Citation Format(s)

The Use of Wearable Technologies and Body Awareness: A Body–Tool Relationship Perspective. / Suh, Ayoung; Li, Ruohan; Liu, Lili.
HCI International 2016 – Posters' Extended Abstracts : Part I. ed. / Constantine Stephanidis. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2016. p. 388-392 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 617).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review