Ubicorder: A mobile device for situated interactions with sensor networks
Author(s)Mittal, Manas; Paradiso, Joseph A.
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The Ubicorder is a mobile, location and orientation aware device for browsing and interacting with real-time sensor network data. In addition to browsing data, the Ubicorder also provides a graphical user interface (GUI) that users can use to define inference rules. These inference rules detect sensor data patterns, and translate them to higher-order events. Rules can also be recursively combined to form an expressive and robust vocabulary for detecting real-world phenomena, thus enabling users to script higher level and relevant responses to distributed sensor stimuli. The Ubicorder’s mobile, handheld form-factor enables users to easily bring the device to the phenomena of interest, hence simultaneously observe or cause real-world stimuli and manipulate in-situ the event detection rules easily using its graphical interface. In a first-use user study, participants without any prior sensor network experience rated the Ubicorder highly for its usefulness and usability when interacting with a sensor network.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Responsive Environments Group; Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
IEEE sensors journal
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers / IEEE Sensors Council
Mittal, Manas, and Joseph A. Paradiso. “Ubicorder: A Mobile Device for Situated Interactions With Sensor Networks.” IEEE Sensors Journal 11.3 (2011) : 818-828. Copyright © 2011, IEEE
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