UniPlug : a framework for ad-hoc invention sharing over a campus network
Author(s)Pandey, Durga Prasad, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Framework for ad-hoc invention sharing over a campus network
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
Andrew B. Lippman.
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In the future, there will be a large number of devices, and most of us will own more than one (some of us already do). Many individual innovators write programs that exploit features on such devices for interesting, non-standard uses. Usually such inventions are lost over time. In this thesis, we propose a framework called UniPlug that encourages rapid and ad-hoc sharing of such inventions. It works by providing distributed repositories to make inventions publicly available, and providing an easy to use client that locates and fetches inventions for devices that a user owns. We begin by introducing the problem and related work. We then formulate the problem technically and design a solution. This is followed by the description of the implementation of a proof of concept. Further, we discuss its applicability to disseminating inventions for medical devices along with an example scenario. We conclude by summarizing this work, and briefly describing our planned future work.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2007.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 57-60).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.