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Getting closer: an empirical investigation of the proximity of user to their smart phones

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Dey, Anind K.
Ferreira, Denzil
Tassini, Kevin
Hong, Jin-Hyuk
Ramos, Julian
Published in Landay, J. & Patterson, D.-J. Proceedings of the 13th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing - UbiComp'11. Beijing (China) - 17-21 September 2011 - New York: ACM. 2011, p. 163-172
Abstract Much research in ubiquitous computing assumes that a user's phone will be always on and at-hand, for collecting user context and for communicating with a user. Previous work with the previous generation of mobile phones has shown that such an assumption is false. Here, we investigate whether this assumption about users' proximity to their mobile phones holds for a new generation of mobile phones, smart phones. We conduct a data collection field study of 28 smart phone owners over a period of 4 weeks. We show that in fact this assumption is still false, with the within arm's reach proximity being true close to 50% of the time, similar to the earlier work. However, we also show that smart phone proximity within the same room (arm+room) as the user is true almost 90% of the time. We discuss the reasons for these phone proximities and the implications of this on the development of mobile phone applications, particularly those that collect user and environmental context, and delivering notification to users. We also show that we can accurately predict the proximity at the arm level and arm+room level with 75 and 83% accuracy, respectively, with features simple to collect and model on a mobile phone. Further we show that for several individuals who are almost always within the arm+room level, we can predict this level with over 90% accuracy.
Keywords ProximityMobile devicesMobilitySmart phone
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ISBN: 978-1-4503-0630-0
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DEY, Anind K. et al. Getting closer: an empirical investigation of the proximity of user to their smart phones. In: Landay, J. & Patterson, D.-J. (Ed.). Proceedings of the 13th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing - UbiComp'11. Beijing (China). New York : ACM, 2011. p. 163-172. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:72664

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