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Proxemity-Based Universal Remote Controllers

This is an ongoing project.


Computing technologies continue to grow exponentially  every day. However, appliances have become a class of 

technology that has remained stagnant through time.  They are restricted by physical and cost limitations, 

while also aiming to provide with a lot of functionality.  This leads to limited capabilities of input (through 

multiple buttons and combinations) and output (LEDs,  small screens). We introduce the notion of mobile 

proxemic awareness and control, whereby a mobile device is used as a medium to reveal of information 

regarding awareness of presence, state, content and control as a function of proxemics. We explore a set of 

concepts that exploit different proximal distances and levels of information and controls. 


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