Tuesday, April 20, 2010

i*CATch

Our paper “i*CATch: A Scalable, Plug-n-Play Wearable Computing Framework for Novices and Children” won an Honorable Mention Award at the ACM CHI (Computer Human Interaction) 2010 Conference. The award was given to the top 5% of submitted papers. This paper is also the first paper from Hong Kong to be honored with this award.

The paper presents the i*CATch toolkit, developed wholly in-house at our eToy Lab. The toolkit was designed to be modular, extensible, reusable and user- and education-friendly. It consists of electronic modules, a construction platform and a hybrid text/graphical integrated development environment. It has been used to teach programming to our own undergraduates as well as in Summer Camps and other outreach activities to primary and secondary students.

For more information: http://etoy.comp.polyu.edu.hk/icatch


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Utility and fun can come together.

cane said...

Congratulations :D

StephenC said...

Thank you all. It is good to have friends that care.

Lynn V. Marentette said...

I enjoyed the presentation. I was one of the people who had the opportunity to take it home, and now I have a few students at one of my schools who are working on designs for a wearable. They were very excited to learn about iCATch.

Thanks.