Using Wearables for Travel Assistance

Christian Samsel, Igor Dudschenko, Wolfgang Kluth, Karl-Heinz Krempels


In the last decade, personal mobility has become more diverse and more complex. Public transportation networks have grown bigger and new travel modes, e.g., car sharing, have emerged. Thus the required electronic travel assistance, usually provided by smartphone applications, has been well-established and is generally accepted. Unfortunately using a smartphone application to check the itinerary while travelling can be a hassle. The traveller has to pull out the device, unlock it, start the application and find the required information inside the application. In the meantime he or she is distracted which causes a loose of time and also may lead to dangerous situations, e.g., in traffic. To improve this situation we developed a smartwatch application following the Cascading Information Theory principle which assists the traveller by displaying all journey-related required information on his or her wrist and notifies him or her when necessary. The prototype of the application was evaluated in an initial user test (n = 5) and improvement compared to a single smartphone application was assessed. The evaluation results showed that users prefer a smartwatch/smartphone based solution over a pure smartphone application and are distracted for a shorter timespan.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Samsel C., Dudschenko I., Kluth W. and Krempels K. (2015). Using Wearables for Travel Assistance . In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-758-106-9, pages 635-641. DOI: 10.5220/0005481306350641

in Bibtex Style

author={Christian Samsel and Igor Dudschenko and Wolfgang Kluth and Karl-Heinz Krempels},
title={Using Wearables for Travel Assistance},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - Using Wearables for Travel Assistance
SN - 978-989-758-106-9
AU - Samsel C.
AU - Dudschenko I.
AU - Kluth W.
AU - Krempels K.
PY - 2015
SP - 635
EP - 641
DO - 10.5220/0005481306350641