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TAGME
AN EASY-TO-USE TOOLKIT FOR TURNING THE PERSONAL ENVIRONMENT INTO AN EXTENDED COMMUNICATIONS INTERFACE

TagMe is an end-user toolkit for easy creation of responsive objects and environments. It consists of a wearable device that recognizes the object or surface the user is touching. The user can make everyday objects come to life through the use of RFID tag stickers, which are read by a RFID bracelet whenever the user touches the object. We present a novel approach to create simple and customizable rules based on emotional attachment to objects and social interactions of people. Using this simple technology, the user can extend their application interfaces to include physical objects and surfaces into their personal environment, allowing people to communicate through everyday objects in very low effort ways.

Publications

Xavier Benavides, Judith Amores, Pattie Maes. "TagMe: An Easy-to-Use Toolkit for Turning the Personal Environment into an Extended Communications Interface." ACM Intl. Conf. Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2014), Work-In-Progress.   [PDF]

Amores, J., Benavides, X., Boldu, R., & Maes, P. (2015, April). Exploring the Design of a Wearable Device to Turn Everyday Objects into Playful Experiences. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2145-2150). ACM.  [PDF]