The purpose of this thesis was to design and evaluate The ContexTable, a context-aware system built into a kitchen table. After establishing the current status of the field of context-aware systems and the hurdles and problems being faced, a functioning prototype system was designed and built. The prototype makes it possible to explore established, untested theory and novel solutions to problems faced in the field.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Technology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hoopes, Daniel Matthew, "The ContexTable: Building and Testing an Intelligent, Context-Aware Kitchen Table" (2004). All Theses and Dissertations. 12.
human computer interaction, context aware, HCI, LabVIEW, data acquisition, sensors, kitchen table, home, context, situated computing, learning algorithm, AI, artificial intelligence, pattern matching, home automation, blank slate, tabula rasa, formative evaluation, qualitative analysis, hardware, software, National Instruments