Frank Honold

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The properties of multimodality, individuality, adaptability, availability, cooperativeness and trustworthiness are at the focus of the investigation of Companion Systems. In this article, we describe the involved key components of such a system and the way they interact with each other. Along with the article comes a video, in which we demonstrate a fully(More)
This paper will discuss the concept of a smart mirror for healthier living, the FitMirror. Many people have serious problems to get up after sleeping, to get motivated for the day, or are tired and in a bad mood in the morning. The goal of FitMirror is to positively affect the user's feelings by increasing his/her motivation, mood and feeling of fitness.(More)
Human beings continuously adapt their way of communication to their surroundings and their communication partner. Although context-aware ubiquitous systems gather a lot of information to maximize their functionality, they predominantly use static ways to communicate. In order to fulfill the user's communication needs and demands, the sensor's diverse and(More)
This article presents a context adaptive approach for multimodal interaction for the use in cognitive technical systems, so called companion systems. A system architecture is presented and we clarify where context awareness occurs on different levels with a layered context model. The focus is on the topics of dialog management, multimodal fusion, and(More)
This article deals with a novel multi-screen interactive TV setup (smarTVision) and its enhancement through Companion-Technology. Due to their flexibility and the variety of interaction options, such multi-screen scenarios are hardly intuitive for the user. While research known so far focuses on technology and features, the user itself is often not(More)
Multimodal systems still tend to ignore the individual input behavior of users, and at the same time, suffer from erroneous sensor inputs. Although many researchers have described user behavior in specific settings and tasks, little to nothing is known about the applicability of such information, when it comes to increase the robustness of a system for(More)
In this paper we present an approach for creating user interfaces from abstract representations for the automotive domain. The approach is based on transformations between different user interface abstraction levels. Existing user interface representation methods are presented and evaluated. The impact of specific requirements for automotive human-machine(More)
When developing multimodal interactive systems it is not clear which importance should be given to which modality. In order to study influencing factors on multimodal interaction, we conducted a Wizard of Oz study on a basic recurrent task: 53 subjects performed diverse selections of objects on a screen. The way and modality of interaction was not specified(More)