The Mobile and Wearable Computing Group performs research in architectures and applications for ultra mobile systems. Our research activities are closely linked to the Language and Architecture Group (hardware, distributed systems), Digital Media Group (applications), and Cryptography (Authentication). There are two main areas of research.
One focus is on the development of a prototype wearable, the “Cyberjacket”. In this project we focus in the development of Software environments for low power and highly mobile/dynamic computing, the interface to the wearer, and proper authentication and security for the jackets.
The other focus is on long term applications that target, amongst others, vision input. Although beyond the limit of state-of-the-art wearables, algorithms based on image understanding will be part of the future wearable.