Runtime for Adaptive and
Extensible Wireless Wearables
goal of the 2WEAR project is to explore the vision of a distributed
personal computing system that is built on-the-fly by combining
several different devices. The future mobile will consist of several
small and physically distributed devices connected via a wireless
communication network. Each of these devices may provide a different
function and be integrated in objects worn casually, such as ear-phones,
glasses, buttons, pens and wallets. This wearable system will be
highly versatile and dynamically extensible allowing the user to
combine devices in an ad hoc fashion according to her current needs.
It will also be context-aware, being able to sense and seamlessly
connect to various devices, exploiting the available surrounding
computing infrastructure. For this purpose, software may be dynamically
downloaded and activated on the wearable, to be removed when access
to these external systems is no longer needed. Applications running
on the wearable will adapt their behaviour according to the changing
configuration of the system. The system will dynamically adapt its
functional and interactive elements, based on the availability of
components without having to reset or shutdown running applications.
The project will develop and experiment with such a wearable system,
focusing on extensibility and adaptation issues.
Institute of Computer Science,
Foundation for Research and Technology,
GR 71110 Heraklion, Greece
NOKIA: Nokia Research Center, Nokia (Finland)
Institute of Computer Systems,
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
MA Systems and Control Ltd.