New Cycling Environments Using Multimodal Knowledge and Ad-hoc Network

Sachiyo YOSHITAKI  Yutaka SAKANE  Yoichi TAKEBAYASHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E87-D   No.6   pp.1377-1385
Publication Date: 2004/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Human Communication I)
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human communication,  multimodal knowledge,  communication support,  ad-hoc network,  multimedia,  

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Summary: 
We have been developing new cycling environments by using knowledge sharing and speech communication. We have offered multimodal knowledge contents to share knowledge on safe and exciting cycling. We accumulated 140 contents, focused on issues such as riding techniques, trouble shootings, and preparations on cycling. We have also offered a new way of speech communication using an ad-hoc wireless LAN technology for safe cycling. Group cycling requires frequent communication to lead the group safely. Speech communication achieves spontaneous communication between group members without looking around or speaking loudly. Experimental result through actual cycling has shown the effectiveness of sharing multimodal knowledge contents and speech communication. Our new developed environment has an advantage of increasing multimodal knowledge through the accumulation of personal experiences of actual cycling.