W. Narzt, H. Schmitzberger: Location-Triggered Code Execution - Dismissing Displays and Keypads for Mobile Interaction, 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction HCI 2009, San Diego, USA. Published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science "Universal Access in HCI", Part II, HCII 2009, LNCS 5615, pp. 374-383, 2009., C. Stephanidis (Ed.), Springer, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02710-9_41.


Spatially controlled electronic actions (e.g. opening gates, buying tickets, starting or stopping engines, etc.) require human attentiveness by conventional interaction metaphors via display and/or keystroke at the place of event. However, attentiveness for pressing a button or glimpsing at a display may occasionally be unavailable when the involved person must not be distracted from performing a task or is handicapped through wearable limitations (e.g. gloves, protective clothing) or disability. To automatically trigger those actions just at spatial proximity of a person, i.e. dismissing displays and keypads for launching the execution of electronic code in order to ease human computer interaction by innovative mobile computing paradigms is the main research focus of this paper.