Evaluation of the Current RE Methods against the Typical Requirements of Wearable Computer

Conference: IFAWC 2006 - 3rd International Forum on Applied Wearable Computing 2006
03/15/2006 - 03/16/2006 at Bremen, Germany

Proceedings: IFAWC 2006

Pages: 11Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Rahman, Kazi Atiqur; Kirn, Stefan (Information Systems II, University of Hohenheim, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany)

Day by day, computing is going to be more punctilious in size and functionalities, faster in communication, more effective and reliable in awareness, more flexible and user friendly in behaviour and very much constant in operation and interaction. Such a computer which fulfils all the above requirements is wearable computer, a computer that is subsumed in the personal space of the user. Though the entry of wearable computer into the computer world was not so remarkable and admirable, it is getting attracted by the current civilization day by day for the realization of its requirements for the future world. A person busy with several workloads at the same time likes to acquire much more output from the same span of time and wearable computer substantiates this type of un-restriction. This is one of the most important and salient features of wearable computer and this type of typical, goal oriented requirements of wearable computer are the point of discussion of this paper. An empirical study of the requirements of wearable computer has been done in the SoftWEAR project led by University of Hohenheim and IAO, Fraunhofer, Stuttgart. This paper will organise these requirements according to current RE methods. This kind of requirement analysis based on current RE methods might identify important research issues for the enthusiastic researchers in this field and ascertain potentially fruitful future research directions in a conducing environment.