The potential of wearable technology for monitoring social interactions based on interpersonal synchrony

Hänsel, Katrin; Katevas, Kleomenis; Orgs, Guido; Richardson, Daniel C.; Alomainy, Akram and Haddadi, Hamed. 2018. 'The potential of wearable technology for monitoring social interactions based on interpersonal synchrony'. In: Wearable Systems, 2018. Munich, Germany 10 June 2018. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract or Description

Sensing data from wearables have been extensively evaluated for fitness tracking, health monitoring or rehabilitation of individuals. However, we believe that wearable sensing can go beyond the individual and offer insights into social dynamics and interactions with other users by considering multi-user data. In this work, we present a new approach to using wrist-worn wearables for social monitoring and the detection of social interaction features based on interpersonal synchrony - an approach transferable to smartwatches and fitness trackers. We build up on related work in the field of psychology and present a study where we collected wearable sensing data during a social event with 24 participants. Our preliminary results indicate differences in wearable sensing data during a social interaction between two people.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1145/3211960.3211979

Keywords:

wearable technology, social sensing, interpersonal synchrony

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
2 March 2018Accepted
10 June 2018Published

Event Location:

Munich, Germany

Date range:

10 June 2018

Item ID:

25620

Date Deposited:

23 Jan 2019 11:33

Last Modified:

29 Apr 2020 17:05

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/25620

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