The Snap! toolkit : a model for pluggable monitoring
Author(s)Lau, Matthew B. (Matthew Bock Wor), 1974-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences.
Michael J. Hawley.
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Thousands of engineering hours have been spent duplicating efforts as independent groups, each toward their own application, all build the core parts of a body monitoring system. A search of the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database on the words "physiology" and "monitoring" returns a list of 66,461 documents from 1966 to present. This thesis describes the Snap! sensor architecture, a toolkit designed to address this problem. It provides a set of modules and interconnect protocols to give the system designer a foundation from which to build embedded sensor devices. By defining a set of standards that maximize both modularity and flexibility, Snap! has eliminated the need to constantly rebuild the fundamental pieces of a monitor. Because of its organization, Snap! is particularly suited to the rapid prototyping of experimental systems.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning. Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2000.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 51-52).
DepartmentProgram in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences.