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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||WearSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications, co-located with MobiSys 2017|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery, Inc|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jun 19 2017|
|Event||3rd ACM Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications, WearSys 2017 - Niagara Falls, United States|
Duration: Jun 19 2017 → …
|Name||WearSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications, co-located with MobiSys 2017|
|Conference||3rd ACM Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications, WearSys 2017|
|Period||6/19/17 → …|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank the WearSys reviewers for their feedback. This work was supported in part by NSF Award #1629347 and NSF Award #1618898.
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- Distributed mobile multipath transport (DMM)
- Multipath TCP
- Phone-wearable collaboration
- Wearable devices