CastOven: A microwave oven with just-in-time video clips

Keita Watanabe, Shota Matsuda, Michiaki Yasumura, Masahiko Inami, Takeo Igarashi

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In this paper, we propose a novel microwave oven called CastOven. CastOven is a microwave oven with a LCD display that enables people to enjoy videos while they are waiting for the completion of cooking. Current media contents force us to adjust our schedules to enjoy them. Media contents, especially movies, take specific time durations to watch them, but it is not easy to squeeze in time to do so in daily life. The system identifies the idle time in daily life and delivers an appropriate amount of media content to the user to enjoy during their idle time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp'10 - 2010 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing - Adjunct Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450302838
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameUbiComp'10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing


  • context-aware
  • everyday computing
  • home appliance
  • interaction design
  • mash-up
  • ubiquitous computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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