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The Internet of Things aims to connect networked information systems and real-world business processes. Technologies, such as bar-codes, radio transponders (RFID) and wireless sensor networks, which are directly attached to physical items and assets transform objects into Smart Items. These Smart Items deliver the data to realize the accurate real-time(More)
— Massively deployed wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSAN), co-existing with RFID technology, can bring clear benefits to large-scale enterprise systems, by delegating parts of the business functionality closer to the point of action. However, a major impediment in the integration process is represented by the variety of customized WSAN platforms and(More)
Many industrial applications rely on sensors and sensor networks residing on machinery, transport containers or in the environment. For distributed processes in such domains the sharing of those sensor networks is crucial. This paper introduces a peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture for sharing services provided by existing sensor networks with any Internet(More)
—Wireless Sensing and Radio Identification systems have undergone many innovations during the past years. This has led to short product lifetimes for both software and hardware compared to classical industries. However, especially industries dealing with long-term support of products, e.g. of industrial machinery, and product lifetime of 40+ years may(More)
Many Ubicomp appliances require the recognition of context. Existing context systems do not provide information about the quality of the context recognizied to the appliance at runtime. In this paper we propose the first context quality system which gives quantitave measures, the Context Quality Measure (CQM), in real time. The CQM can be used by(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)
<b>Background:</b> We investigate direct use of 802.15.4 radio signal strength indication (RSSI) for human activity recognition when 1) a user carries a wireless node (device-bound) and when 2) a user moves in the wireless sensor net (WSN) without a WSN node (device-free). We investigate recognition feasibility in respect to network topology, subject and(More)
In Ubiquitous computing small embedded sensor and computing nodes are the main enabling technologies. System programming for such small embedded systems is a challenging task involving various hardware components with different characteristics. This paper presents a file system which organizes all computational and sensory functionality of a sensor node as(More)