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Tobias Sonne

Exploring New Potentials in Preventing Unhealthy Computer Habits

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Each day millions of computer users experience pains due to unhealthy computer habits. Research in this field mainly focuses on encouraging users to take breaks and correct their posture. This paper shows that unhealthy computer habits calls for new sensing solutions. Based on a design process including experts in the field of computer-related injuries, The Habit-Aware Mouse prototype was developed. It provides high-accuracy sensing of whether a user's fingers are hovering above the mouse. This kind of hovering is known to cause pains in the forearm. The integration of trans-parent sensing in existing products enables medical researchers to gain new insights on unhealthy habits. The Habit-Aware Mouse is a diagnostic sensing tool to get detailed knowledge about the user's unhealthy computer habits. Sensing is the first step to enable feedback, preventing injuries from finger hovering.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA '13
EditorsWendy E. Mackay, Stephen Brewster, Susanne Bødker
Number of pages6
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year2013
ISBN (print)978-1-4503-1952-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Paris, France
Duration: 27 Apr 20133 May 2013


ConferenceACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

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