Mobile Assistance Systems

For the last few weeks I have been involved in a research project called ELEPHANT (backronymic for: Elements for Pervasive and Handheld Assistants) helping to design a kind of mashup-IDE to develop mobile, multimodal and context sensitive assistance applications.

In a nutshell the system provides tools to stick together applications out of simple modules for any type of occasion without cluttering up your system. The benefit of using Elephant furthermore is that your application is able to react on certain situations... either a user or a device presence. A generally understandable example on this broad topic is given in the video above.

Further progress on the project will be published at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and via the institutes' website.

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