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a "Social Context-Aware Communication System" that collects information on social networks (i.e. academic co-author relationships networks) & visualizes them on wearable interfaces to facilitate face-to-face communications among people in physical environments. RFID sensors sense the identity of specific people (i.e. authors) nearby, & a wearable computer transforms the complex social network graphs into treemaps, which are then shown as augmented reality on a wearable interface (or head-mounted display).
[link: aist-nara.ac.jp (pdf)]



Susumu Kuriyama, Masao Ohira, Hiroshi Igaki, Ken-ichi Matsumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan), 2006, A Wearable Interface for Visualizing Coauthor Networks toward Building a Sustainable Research Community (short paper), Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI'06).