Multi-Modal Data Collection via Mobile Devices
In the past few years, mobile devices have become powerful and sophisticated data capturing computers. Multi-touch
has enabled commands to be conveyed quickly and simply with a swipe or gesture. Accelerometers detect movement and
can register the slightest tilt or roll. Cameras and microphones capture video and audio data from the environment.
With these abilities, many mobile devices are more capable than a desktop or laptop computer in respect to
We are experimenting with identifying useful modes of input on devices such as the iPhone and iPod Touch to build powerful data-collection devices that can capture more data with more accuracy. We hope to deploy practical data-capture solutions in a number of contexts.
- George Fox University Richter Scholars Program