Hand-to-Hand instant message communication: Revisiting Morse code

Niwat Thepvilojanapong, Hiroki Saito, Keisuke Murase, Tsubasa Ito, Ryo Kanaoka, Teemu Leppanen, Jukka Riekki, Yoshito Tobe

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel vibration-based communication system for Bluetooth-equipped smartphones. Smartphones are commonly utilized through the display; however, sometimes users would like to exchange pieces of information with nearby peers, without shifting their focus from current task. Additionally, this enables communication in cases without visual or sound contact. For this purpose, we developed a novel application called Hand-to-Hand on Bluetooth Communication (H2BCom). We use the common gestures of tapping and touching the smartphone display for sending a Morse coded message over a Bluetooth channel. On the receiving side, the Morse coded message is presented as vibration of the smartphone. We show the design, implementation and evaluation of H2BCom on Android phones. In our user study, we found that using the Morse code was difficult for beginners, but the users'skill improved after taking a tutorial of the Morse code.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 20th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ICPADS 2014 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages313-319
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781479976157
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event20th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ICPADS 2014 - Hsinchu, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 16 Dec 201419 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems - ICPADS
Volume2015-April
ISSN (Print)1521-9097

Conference

Conference20th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ICPADS 2014
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityHsinchu
Period16/12/1419/12/14

Keywords

  • Haptic communications
  • instant messaging
  • Morse code
  • smartphones
  • vibration-based communications

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    Thepvilojanapong, N., Saito, H., Murase, K., Ito, T., Kanaoka, R., Leppanen, T., Riekki, J., & Tobe, Y. (2014). Hand-to-Hand instant message communication: Revisiting Morse code. In 2014 20th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, ICPADS 2014 - Proceedings (pp. 313-319). [7097823] (Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems - ICPADS; Vol. 2015-April). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/PADSW.2014.7097823