Owens Luis - A context-aware multi-modal smart office chair in an ambient environment

Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Masahide Hatanaka, Kazufumi Hosoda, Masashi Okada, Hironori Shigeta, Yasunori Ishihara, Fukuhito Ooshita, Hirotsugu Kakugawa, Satoshi Kurihara, Koichi Moriyama

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This paper introduces a smart office chair, Owens Luis, whose pronunciation has a meaning of "an encouraging chair" in Japanese. For most of the people, office environments are the place where they spend the longest time while awake. To improve the quality of life (QoL) in the office, Owens Luis monitors an office worker's mental and physiological states such as sleepiness and concentration, and controls the working environment by multi-modal displays including a motion chair, a variable color-temperature LED light and a hypersonic directional speaker.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Virtual Reality Conference 2012, VR 2012 - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event19th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2012 - Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Mar 42012 Mar 8

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality


Other19th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference, VR 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCosta Mesa, CA


  • Context awareness
  • Multi-modal displays
  • Sleepiness recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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