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Rumble

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Rumble is an ambient notification platform to help you learn the locations of invisible urban infrastructures. Some example infrastructures you might want to learn are: subway lines, free WiFi hotspots, public restrooms, and so on. Android-based software monitors your location in the background; when you are near a resource you wanted to know about, a wearable peripheral device vibrates unobtrusively. If you decide you want to learn more about a certain feature, you can press the wearable against your head and hear information via a bone-conduction driver. The work's motivation is to help people optimize their everyday urban experience.

Rumble is an ambient notification platform to help you learn the locations of invisible urban infrastructures. Some example infrastructures you might want to learn are: subway lines, free WiFi hotspots, public restrooms, and so on. Android-based software monitors your location in the background; when you are near a resource you wanted to know about, a wearable peripheral device vibrates unobtrusively. If you decide you want to learn more about a certain feature, you can press the wearable against your head and hear information via a bone-conduction driver. The work's motivation is to help people optimize their everyday urban experience.