Transferring Data from Smartwatch to Smartphone through Mechanical Wave Propagation
AbstractInspired by the mechanisms of bone conduction transmission, we present a novel sensor and actuation system that enables a smartwatch to securely communicate with a peripheral touch device, such as a smartphone. Our system regards hand structures as a mechanical waveguide that transmits particular signals through mechanical waves. As a signal, we used high-frequency vibrations (18.0–20.0 kHz) so that users cannot sense the signals either tactually or audibly. To this end, we adopted a commercial surface transducer, which is originally developed as a bone-conduction actuator, for mechanical signal generation. At the receiver side, a piezoelement was adopted for picking up the transferred mechanical signals. Experimental results have shown that the proposed system can successfully transfer data using mechanical waves. We also validate dual-frequency actuations under which high-frequency signals (18.0–20.0 kHz) are generated along with low-frequency (up to 250 Hz) haptic vibrations. The proposed method has advantages in terms of security in that it does not reveal the signals outside the body, meaning that it is not possible for attackers to eavesdrop on the signals. To further illustrate the possible application spaces, we conclude with explorations of the proposed approach. View Full-Text
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Kim, S.-C.; Lim, S.-C. Transferring Data from Smartwatch to Smartphone through Mechanical Wave Propagation. Sensors 2015, 15, 21394-21406.
Kim S-C, Lim S-C. Transferring Data from Smartwatch to Smartphone through Mechanical Wave Propagation. Sensors. 2015; 15(9):21394-21406.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kim, Seung-Chan; Lim, Soo-Chul. 2015. "Transferring Data from Smartwatch to Smartphone through Mechanical Wave Propagation." Sensors 15, no. 9: 21394-21406.