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  • Big success in GIX Innovation Competition

    The Global Innovation eXchange (GIX) held the final round and awards ceremony for the first annual competition emphasized projects for Connected Devices in Beijing. Three teams and eight students – including both graduates and undergraduates – from PCG took part in this competition and won remarkable 1st and 3rd prize in this keen international competition. The 1st prize team, Yukang Yan, Zhican Yang, and Yizheng Gu, won the first prize. Besides, The thrid prize team, Yinshuai Zhang and Xin Yi, two students from our group created an app to record, edit and share 3D audio with only a normal smartphone.

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Latest Research

  • TouchPower: Interaction-based Power Transfer for Power-as-needed Devices

    (Ubicomp’17, discussion paper) Tengxiang Zhang, Xin Yi, Chun Yu, Yuntao Wang, Nicholas Becker, Yuanchun Shi
    The trend toward ubiquitous deployment of electronic devices demands novel low maintenance power schemes to decrease the burden of maintaining such a large number of devices. In this paper, we propose Interaction-based Power Transfer (IPT): a novel power scheme for power-as-needed devices (i.e., devices that only require power during interaction).
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  • BlindType: Eyes-Free Text Entry on Handheld Touchpad by Leveraging Thumb’s Muscle Memory

    (UbiComp ’17) Yiqin Lu, Chun Yu, Xin Yi, Yuanchun Shi
    Eyes-free input is desirable for ubiquitous computing, since interacting with mobile and wearable devices often competes for visual attention with other devices and tasks. In this paper, we explore eyes-free typing on a touchpad using one thumb, wherein a user taps on an imaginary QWERTY keyboard while receiving text feedback on a separate screen.
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