Rethink phone-wearable collaboration: From the networking perspective

Xing Liu, Yunsheng Yao, Feng Qian

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

We routinely carry wearables such as smartwatches and smart glasses with our smartphones. In this paper, we explore the feasibility of leveraging wearables' network interfaces to provide extra benefits such as enhanced network performance and better security for smartphones. To provide the protocol support for these new use cases, we propose a novel multipath scheme called Distributed Mobile Multipath (DMM), which generalizes the multipath support to multiple hosts by allowing subflows to be established from different mobile devices. To demonstrate the potential benefits of DMM, we conduct preliminary field experiments, which show that in public locations with free WiFi, leveraging the smartwatch's WiFi interface can increase the smartphone's download throughput by 70%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWearSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications, co-located with MobiSys 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages47-52
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349598
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 19 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd ACM Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications, WearSys 2017 - Niagara Falls, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2017 → …

Publication series

NameWearSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications, co-located with MobiSys 2017

Conference

Conference3rd ACM Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications, WearSys 2017
CountryUnited States
CityNiagara Falls
Period6/19/17 → …

Keywords

  • Distributed mobile multipath transport (DMM)
  • Multipath TCP
  • Phone-wearable collaboration
  • Wearable devices

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Rethink phone-wearable collaboration: From the networking perspective'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Liu, X., Yao, Y., & Qian, F. (2017). Rethink phone-wearable collaboration: From the networking perspective. In WearSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications, co-located with MobiSys 2017 (pp. 47-52). (WearSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications, co-located with MobiSys 2017). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3089351.3089356