Robert Headon (alumni)
User ID:rph25
Position:PhD Approved
Homepage: /~rph25 /
Overview and Interests

Sentient applications use awareness of the physical environment to change their behaviour. Location awareness has long been explored and motivated the development of many successful location sensing technologies and applications. My research presents a new modality of awareness, that of human movements and physiological states.
In the context of this research movement is considered to be whole body, not localised which is considered a gesture. Examples would be a step, crouch, jump, lifting an object, etc. Movements can be characterised to extract parameters pertianing to that movement in isolation and regarding its relationship to other movements. We also consider the physiological responses to movement and states. See my home page for publications, demos, details on the sensing system and the process of movement recognition and characterisation.


1. Robert Headon, George Coulouris, "Supporting Gestural Input for Users on the Move," Proceedings Eurowearable '03, Birmingham, UK, pp. 107-112, IEE Press, Sep 2003

2. Robert Headon, "Movement Awareness for a Sentient Environment," First Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2003), IEEE Computer Society Press, Mar 2003

3. Robert Headon, Rupert Curwen, "Movement Awareness for Ubiquitous Game Control," Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, vol. 6, pp. 407-415, Springer-Verlag, Dec 2002

4. Robert Headon, Rupert Curwen, "Recognizing Movements from the Ground Reaction Force," Workshop on Perceptive User Interfaces, ACM Digital Library, Nov 2001

5. Robert Headon, Rupert Curwen, "Ubiquitous Game Control," UBICOMP Workshop on Designing Ubiquitous Computing Games, Sep 2001