Bendable Color ePaper Displays for Novel Wearable Applications and Mobile Visualization

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This paper presents a toolkit that allows to easily prototype with bendable color ePaper displays for designing and studying novel body-worn interfaces in mobile scenarios. We introduce a software and hardware platform that enables researchers for the first time to implement fully-functional wearable and UbiComp applications with interactive, curved color pixel displays. Further, we provide a set of visual and sensory-rich materials for customization and mounting options. To technically validate our approach and demonstrate its promising potential, we implemented eight real-world applications ranging from personal information and mobile data visualizations over active notifications to media controls. Finally, we report on first usage experiences and conclude with a research roadmap that outlines future applications and directions.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Adjunct Publication of the 34th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York
ISBN (print)9781450386555
Publication statusPublished - 2021

External IDs

Scopus 85117921172
ORCID /0000-0003-1467-7031/work/142253353
ORCID /0000-0002-2176-876X/work/151435403