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Evaluation of a Context-Aware Application for Mobile Robot Control Mediated by Physiological Data: The ToBITas Case Study

Gamecho, B. ; Guerreiro, J. Guerreiro ; Alves, A. P. Alves ; Lourenço, A. ; Silva, H. ; Gardeazabal, L. ; Abascal, J. ; Fred, A. L. N.

Evaluation of a Context-Aware Application for Mobile Robot Control Mediated by Physiological Data: The ToBITas Case Study, Proc Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence. Personalisation and User Adapted Services UCAmI, Belfast, United Kingdom, Vol. 8867, pp. 147 - 154, December, 2014.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-319-13102-3_26

Abstract
We present the ToBITas mobile Context-Aware application to control a mobile robot using electromyographic and accelerometric signals acquired from the user’s right-hand arm. The signals are acquired by means of an off-the-shelf low-cost device called BITalino and are processed by an Android smartphone. Our work was developed as a case study to validate the quality of the mobile applications created with a rapid-prototyping framework called MobileBIT. We evaluated the application with thirteen participants and the results suggest that participants were able to adapt to the proposed control mode, completing the task in a suitable time.