Excerpt from "Sensing with Earables: A Systematic Literature Review and Taxonomy of Phenomena"

Tobias Röddiger, Christopher Clarke, Paula Breitling, Tim Schneegans, Haibin Zhao, Hans Gellersen, Michael Beigl

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Abstract

By adding sensing capabilities to ear-worn devices, earables have emerged as a new platform. The ears are located closely to a number of important anatomical structures (e.g., brain, blood vessels). Also, the ear canal deforms upon facial movements and the ears can be comfortably touched by the hands. In a recent paper, we conducted a systematic literature review of 271 earable papers. We synthesized an open-ended taxonomy of 47 phenomena that can be sensed in, on, or around the ear. We identified 13 fundamental phenomena from which all other phenomena can be derived, and discuss sensing principles to detect them. The phenomena were reviewed in-depth in four main areas: (i) physiological monitoring and health, (ii) movement and activity, (iii) interaction, and (iv) authentication and identification. This breadth highlights the potential earables have to offer as a ubiquitous, general-purpose platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2022 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Place of PublicationU. S. A.
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages244-245
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450394239
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2023
Event2022 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2022 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2022 - Cambridge, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sept 202215 Sept 2022

Publication series

NameUbiComp/ISWC 2022 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Conference

Conference2022 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2022 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2022
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period11/09/2215/09/22

Keywords

  • ear wearable
  • ear-attached
  • ear-based
  • ear-mounted
  • ear-worn
  • earables
  • earbuds
  • earphones
  • earpiece
  • headphones
  • hearables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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