Wearable computing

Historically, many of the HIT Team’s areas of expertise have evolved from the pioneering efforts of the EESE Department’s Pervasive Systems Research Group.

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From the delivery of educational material via domestic appliances to the distribution of spatial information in forensic archaeology, there are countless human-centred applications just waiting to benefit from pervasive computing.

Human factors issues are crucial to the success of pervasive computing, helping to ensure that the component technologies – be they portable, wearable or embedded in familiar, everyday objects and equipment – are not only dependable and adaptable to all situations of use, but are also intuitive and non-invasive to the many thousands of potential users.