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Smart phones have become a powerful platform for wearable context recognition. We present a service-based recognition architecture which creates an evolving classification system using feedback from the user community. The approach utilizes classifiers based on fuzzy inference systems which use live annotation to personalize the classifier instance on the(More)
—A variety of studies in the past decades have shown that fine particulate matter can be a serious health hazard, contributing to respiratory and cardiovascular disease. Due to this, more and more regulations defining certain permissible concentration limits have been set by governments around the world. However, current standard measurement equipment is(More)
This work presents a system that makes use of the Microsoft Kinect to enable Point&Click interaction for the control of appliances in smart environments. A backend server determines through collision detection which device the user is pointing at and sends the respective control interface to the user's smartphone. Any commands the user issues are then(More)
This paper presents a mobile, low-cost particulate matter sensing approach for the use in Participatory Sensing scenarios. It shows that cheap commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) dust sensors can be used in distributed or mobile personal measurement devices at a cost one to two orders of magnitude lower than that of current hand-held solutions, while reaching(More)
Context-based authentication methods enable the unobtrusive establishment of authentication or even secure keys. While several context-based authentication methods have been proposed recently, often the entropy of the seed for the cryptographic keys is not exploited. We study the entropy of audio fingerprints which can be utilized to pair devices in close(More)
In mobile and ubiquitous computing, there is a strong need for supporting different users with different interests, needs, and demands. Activity recognition systems for context aware computing applications usually employ highly optimized off-line learning methods. In such systems, a new classifier can only be added if the whole recognition system is(More)
Human Activity Recognition (HAR) using accelerometers has been studied intensively in the past decade. Recent <i>HTML5</i> methods allow sampling a mobile phone's sensors from within web pages. Our objective is to leverage this for the creation of individual activity recognition modules that can be included into web applications to allow them to gain(More)
This paper proposes using a 2D waveguide for a novel means of authentication in public Wi-Fi infrastructures. The design of the system is presented, and its practicability and usability is comparatively discussed with that of five other tag and context based authentication schemes, two of which have not been previously realized. In accordance with the(More)
This paper presents an energy-saving concept for home/office environments, which proposes to design a multi-layered architecture for an automatic monitoring and control. Based on wireless sensor networks and a context awareness system, the acquired data will be interpreted into different energy-related contextual information. A correlation module using(More)