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2017


 

DigiTouch: Reconfigurable Thumb-to-Finger Input and Text Entry on Head-mounted Displays

Eric Whitmire, Mohit Jain, Divye Jain, Greg Nelson, Ravi Karkar, Shwetak Patel, Mayank Goel
Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), 2017
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Noninvasive Hemoglobin Measurement using Unmodified Smartphone Camera and White Flash

Edward Wang, Junyi Zhu, William Li, Rajneil Rana, Shwetak Patel
39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2017
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Automatic Characterization of User Errors in Spirometry

Andrew Luo, Eric Whitmire, James W. Stout, Drew Martenson, Shwetak Patel
39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2017
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PupilScreen: Using Smartphones to Assess Traumatic Brain Injury

Alex Mariakakis, Jacob Baudin, Eric Whitmire, Vardhman Mehta, Megan A Banks, Anthony Law, Lynn McGrath, Shwetak Patel
Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), 2017
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BiliScreen: Smartphone-Based Scleral Jaundice Monitoring for Liver and Pancreatic Disorders

Alex Mariakakis, Megan A. Banks, Lauren Phillipi, Lei Yu, James Taylor, Shwetak Patel
Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), 2017
PDF Video

 

Making Sense of Sleep Sensors: How Sleep Sensing Technologies Support and Undermine Sleep Health

Ruth Ravichandran, Sang-Wha Sien, Shwetak Patel, Julie A. Kientz, Laura R. Pina
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2017
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2016


 

EyeContact: Scleral Coil Eye Tracking for Virtual Reality

Eric Whitmire, Laura Trutoiu, Robert Cavin, David Perek, Brian Scally, James O. Phillips, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC), 2016, Best Paper Award
PDF Video

 

HemaApp: Noninvasive Blood Screening of Hemoglobin Using Smartphone Cameras

Edward Wang, William Li, Doug Hawkins, Terry Gernsheimer, Colette Norby-Slycord, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2016, Best Paper Award
PDF Video

 

SpiroCall: Measuring Lung Function over a Phone Call

Mayank Goel, Elliot Saba, Maia Stiber, Eric Whitmire, Josh Fromm, Eric Larson, Gaetano Borriello, Shwetak Patel
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016, Honorable Mention Award
PDF Video

 

PaperID: A Technique for Drawing Functional Battery-Free Wireless Interfaces on Paper

Hanchuan Li, Eric Brockmeyer, Elizabeth J. Carter, Josh Fromm, Scott E. Hudson, Shwetak Patel, Alanson Sample
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016
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ID-Match: A Hybrid Computer Vision and RFID System for Recognizing Individuals in Groups

Hanchuan Li, Peijin Zhang, Samer Al Moubayed, Shwetak Patel, Alanson P. Sample
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016
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Finexus: Tracking Precise Motions of Multiple Fingertips Using Magnetic Sensing

Keyu Chen, Shwetak Patel, Sean Keller
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016, Honorable Mention Award
PDF Video

2015


 

MagnifiSense: Inferring Device Interaction Using Wrist-worn Passive Magneto-inductive Sensors

Edward Wang, Tien-jui Lee, Alex Mariakakis, Mayank Goel, Sidhant Gupta, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2015,
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EVHomeShifter: Evaluating Intelligent Techniques for Using Electrical Vehicle Batteries to Shift when Homes Draw Energy from the Grid

A. J. Bernheim Brush, John Krumm, Sidhant Gupta, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2015,
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DoppleSleep: A Contactless Unobtrusive Sleep Sensing System Using Short-range Doppler Radar

Tauhidur Rahman, Alexander T. Adams, Ruth Vinisha Ravichandran, Mi Zhang, Shwetak Patel, Julie A. Kientz, Tanzeem Choudhury
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2015, Honorable Mention Award
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HyperCam: Hyperspectral Imaging for Ubiquitous Computing Applications

Mayank Goel, Eric Whitmire, Alex Mariakakis, Scott Saponas, Neel Joshi, Dan Morris, Brian Guenter, Marcel Gavriliu, Gaetano Borriello, Shwetak Patel
UbiComp '15, Honorable Mention Award
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Tongue-in-Cheek: Using Wireless Signals to Enable Non-Intrusive and Flexible Facial Gestures Detection

Mayank Goel, Chen Zhao, Ruth Vinisha, Shwetak Patel
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2015, Honorable Mention Award
PDF Video

 

How Good is 85%?: A Survey Tool to Connect Classifier Evaluation to Acceptability of Accuracy

Matthew Kay, Shwetak Patel, Julie A. Kientz
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2015,
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Wibreathe: Estimating respiration rate using wireless signals in natural settings in the home

Ruth Ravichandran, Elliot Saba, Keyu Chen, Mayank Goel, Sidhant Gupta, Shwetak Patel
IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), 2015, Honorable Mention Award
PDF Video

 

DOSE: Detecting user-driven operating states of electronic devices from a single sensing point

Keyu Chen, Sidhant Gupta, Eric Larson, Shwetak Patel
IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), 2015,
PDF Video

2014


 

SideSwipe: Detecting In-air Gestures Around Mobile Devices Using Actual GSM Signal

Chen Zhao, Keyu Chen, Md Tanvir Islam Aumi, Shwetak Patel, Matthew S. Reynolds
ACM symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 2014,
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Powering Wireless Sensor Nodes with Ambient Temperature Changes

Chen Zhao, Sam Yisrael, Joshua R. Smith, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2014, Honorable Mention Award
PDF Video

 

BiliCam: Using Mobile Phones to Monitor Newborn Jaundice

Lilian de Greef, Mayank Goel, Min Joon Seo, Eric Larson, James W. Stout, James A. Taylor, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2014, Honorable Mention Award
PDF Video

 

AirLink: Sharing Files Between Multiple Devices Using In-air Gestures

Keyu Chen, Daniel Ashbrook, Mayank Goel, Sung-Hyuck Lee, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2014,
PDF Video

 

A Self-calibrating Approach to Whole-home Contactless Power Consumption Sensing

Md Tanvir Islam Aumi, Sidhant Gupta, Cameron Pickett, Matt Reynolds, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2014,
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SurfaceLink: Using Inertial and Acoustic Sensing to Enable Multi-device Interaction on a Surface

Mayank Goel, Brendan Lee, Md Tanvir Islam Aumi, Shwetak Patel, Gaetano Borriello, Stacie Hibino, Bo Begole
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2014,
PDF Video

2013


 

Experimental Security Analyses of Non-Networked Compact Fluorescent Lamps: A Case Study of Home Automation Security

Temitope Oluwafemi, Tadayoshi Kohno, Sidhant Gupta, Shwetak Patel
USENIX Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER), 2013,
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uTrack: 3D Input Using Two Magnetic Sensors

Keyu Chen, Kent Lyons, Sean White, Shwetak Patel
ACM symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 2013,
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Good Vibrations: An Evaluation of Vibrotactile Impedance Matching for Low Power Wearable Applications

Jack Lindsay, Iris Jiang, Eric Larson, Richard Adams, Shwetak Patel, Blake Hannaford
ACM symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 2013,
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The Sound of Touch: On-body Touch and Gesture Sensing Based on Transdermal Ultrasound Propagation

Adiyan Mujibiya, Xiang Cao, Desney S. Tan, Dan Morris, Shwetak Patel, Jun Rekimoto
ITS '13,
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Whole-home Gesture Recognition Using Wireless Signals

Qifan Pu, Sidhant Gupta, Shyamnath Gollakota, Shwetak Patel
ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), 2013, Best Paper Award
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uLocate: A Ubiquitous Location Tracking System for People Aging with Disabilities

Keyu Chen, Mark Harniss, Justin Haowei Lim, Youngjun Han, Kurt L. Johnson, Shwetak Patel
International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets), 2013,
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DopLink: Using the Doppler Effect for Multi-device Interaction

Md Tanvir Islam Aumi, Sidhant Gupta, Mayank Goel, Eric Larson, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2013,
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AirWave: Non-contact Haptic Feedback Using Air Vortex Rings

Sidhant Gupta, Dan Morris, Shwetak Patel, Desney Tan
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2013,
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uTouch: Sensing Touch Gestures on Unmodified LCDs

Keyu Chen, Gabe Cohn, Sidhant Gupta, Shwetak Patel
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2013,
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ContextType: Using Hand Posture Information to Improve Mobile Touch Screen Text Entry

Mayank Goel, Alex Jansen, Travis Mandel, Shwetak Patel, Jacob O. Wobbrock
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2013,
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Tracking Lung Function on Any Phone

Eric Larson, Mayank Goel, Morgan Redfield, Gaetano Boriello, Margaret Rosenfeld, Shwetak Patel
ACM DEV '13,
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2012


 

GripSense: Using Built-in Sensors to Detect Hand Posture and Pressure on Commodity Mobile Phones

Mayank Goel, Jacob Wobbrock, Shwetak Patel
ACM symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 2012,
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SpiroSmart: Using a Microphone to Measure Lung Function on a Mobile Phone

Eric Larson, Mayank Goel, Gaetano Boriello, Sonya Heltshe, Margaret Rosenfeld, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2012, Honorable Mention Award
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Investigating Receptiveness to Sensing and Inference in the Home Using Sensor Proxies

Eun Kyoung Choe, Sunny Consolvo, Jaeyeon Jung, Beverly Harrison, Shwetak Patel, Julie A. Kientz
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2012, Honorable Mention Award
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An Ultra-low-power Human Body Motion Sensor Using Static Electric Field Sensing

Gabe Cohn, Sidhant Gupta, Tien-jui Lee, Dan Morris, Joshua R. Smith, Matthew S. Reynolds, Desney S. Tan, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2012, Best Paper Award
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SoundWave: Using the Doppler Effect to Sense Gestures

Sidhant Gupta, Daniel Morris, Shwetak Patel, Desney Tan
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2012,
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Humantenna: Using the Body As an Antenna for Real-time Whole-body Interaction

Gabe Cohn, Daniel Morris, Shwetak Patel, Desney Tan
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2012, Honorable Mention Award
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GyroTab: A Handheld Device That Provides Reactive Torque Feedback

Akash Badshah, Sidhant Gupta, Daniel Morris, Shwetak Patel, Desney Tan
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2012,
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The Design and Evaluation of Prototype Eco-feedback Displays for Fixture-level Water Usage Data

Jon Froehlich, Leah Findlater, Marilyn Ostergren, Solai Ramanathan, Josh Peterson, Inness Wragg, Eric Swanson, Fabia Fu, Mazhengmin Bai, Shwetak Patel, James A. Landay
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2012, Honorable Mention Award
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2011


 

Televisions, Video Privacy, and Powerline Electromagnetic Interference

Miro Enev, Sidhant Gupta, Tadayoshi Kohno, Shwetak Patel
ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2011,
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LightWave: Using Compact Fluorescent Lights As Sensors

Sidhant Gupta, Keyu Chen, Matthew S. Reynolds, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2011, Honorable Mention Award
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Accurate and Privacy Preserving Cough Sensing Using a Low-cost Microphone

Eric Larson, Tien-jui Lee, Sean Liu, Margaret Rosenfeld, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2011,
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A Longitudinal Study of Pressure Sensing to Infer Real-world Water Usage Events in the Home

Jon Froehlich, Eric Larson, Elliot Saba, Tim Campbell, Les Atlas, James Fogarty, Shwetak Patel
International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive), 2011,
PDF Video

 

Your Noise is My Command: Sensing Gestures Using the Body As an Antenna

Gabe Cohn, Daniel Morris, Shwetak Patel, Desney S. Tan
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2011, Best Paper Award
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The Haptic Laser: Multi-sensation Tactile Feedback for At-a-distance Physical Space Perception and Interaction

Fran Iannacci, Erik Turnquist, Daniel Avrahami, Shwetak Patel
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2011,
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Interactive Generator: A Self-powered Haptic Feedback Device

Akash Badshah, Sidhant Gupta, Gabe Cohn, Nicolas Villar, Steve Hodges, Shwetak Patel
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2011, Best Paper Award
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HeatWave: Thermal Imaging for Surface User Interaction

Eric Larson, Gabe Cohn, Sidhant Gupta, Xiaofeng Ren, Beverly Harrison, Dieter Fox, Shwetak Patel
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2011, Honorable Mention Award
PDF

2010


 

SqueezeBlock: Using Virtual Springs in Mobile Devices for Eyes-free Interaction

Sidhant Gupta, Tim Campbell, Jeffrey R. Hightower, Shwetak Patel
ACM symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 2010,
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WATTR: A Method for Self-powered Wireless Sensing of Water Activity in the Home

Tim Campbell, Eric Larson, Gabe Cohn, Jon Froehlich, Ramses Alcaide, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2010,
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SNUPI: Sensor Nodes Utilizing Powerline Infrastructure

Gabe Cohn, Erich Stuntebeck, Jagdish Pandey, Brian Otis, Gregory D. Abowd, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2010, Honorable Mention Award
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ElectriSense: Single-point Sensing Using EMI for Electrical Event Detection and Classification in the Home

Sidhant Gupta, Matthew S. Reynolds, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2010, Best Paper Award
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Studying the Use and Utility of an Indoor Location Tracking System for Non-experts

Shwetak Patel, Julie A. Kientz, Sidhant Gupta
International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive), 2010,
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GasSense: Appliance-level, Single-point Sensing of Gas Activity in the Home

Gabe Cohn, Sidhant Gupta, Jon Froehlich, Eric Larson, Shwetak Patel
International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive), 2010,
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The Design and Evaluation of an End-user-deployable, Whole House, Contactless Power Consumption Sensor

Shwetak Patel, Sidhant Gupta, Matthew S. Reynolds
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2010, Honorable Mention Award
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Automatic Classification of Daily Fluid Intake

Jonathan Lester, Desney Tan, Shwetak Patel, A.J. Brush
IEEE 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing for Healthcare (PERVASIVEHEALTH), 2015, Best Paper Award
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2009


 

HydroSense: Infrastructure-mediated Single-point Sensing of Whole-home Water Activity

Jon Froehlich, Eric Larson, Tim Campbell, Conor Haggerty, James Fogarty, Shwetak Patel
ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2009, Honorable Mention Award
PDF Video

 

PL-Tags: Detecting Batteryless Tags Through the Power Lines in a Building

Shwetak Patel, Erich P. Stuntebeck, Thomas Robertson
Pervasive,
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2008


 

Are You Sleeping?: Sharing Portrayed Sleeping Status Within a Social Network

Sunyoung Kim, Julie A. Kientz, Shwetak Patel, Gregory D. Abowd
CSCW '08,
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Wideband Powerline Positioning for Indoor Localization

Erich P. Stuntebeck, Shwetak Patel, Thomas Robertson, Matthew S. Reynolds, Gregory D. Abowd
UbiComp,
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A Quantitative Investigation of Inertial Power Harvesting for Human-powered Devices

Jaeseok Yun, Shwetak Patel, Matt Reynolds, Gregory Abowd
UbiComp,
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2007


 

Blui: Low-cost Localized Blowable User Interfaces

Shwetak Patel, Gregory D. Abowd
ACM symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 2007,
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At the Flick of a Switch: Detecting and Classifying Unique Electrical Events on the Residential Power Line

Shwetak Patel, Thomas Robertson, Julie A. Kientz, Matthew S. Reynolds, Gregory D. Abowd
UbiComp, Ubicomp 10 year impact award
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