Wearable aura: An interactive projection on personal space to enhance communication

Dingding Zheng, Laura Lugaresi, Masa Inakage, George Chernyshov, Benjamin Tag, Kai Kunze

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This study focuses on how technology can encourage and ease awkwardness-free communications between people in real-world scenarios. We propose a device, The Wearable Aura, able to project a personalized animation onto one's Personal Distance zone. This projection, as an extension of one-self is reactive to user's cognitive status, aware of its environment, context and user's activity. Our user study supports the idea that an interactive projection around an individual can indeed benefit the communications with other individuals. Copyright held by the owner/author(s).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
EditorsNikola Banovic, Noble Ackerson
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351904
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing 2017 - Maui, United States of America
Duration: 11 Sept 201715 Sept 2017


ConferenceACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing 2017
Abbreviated titleUbiComp/ISWC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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  • Aura
  • Communication
  • Display
  • Personal Distance
  • Proxemics
  • Social interaction
  • Wearable devices

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