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List of Home Datasets
List of Sensor Types
BoxLab Directory Format
BoxLab File Formats
Prep and Test
Deployment 1 Notes
The following are under consideration for updating BoxLab:
Consider adding sleep sensing system, e.g.,
USB video grabber to allow use of smaller form factor computers
Possibly investigate WIFI webcam streaming
Make DIY fisheye camera using front door
Home energy use
Real-time home energy monitoring tools from
. Monthy/Yearly subscription required.
Open source project to provide feedback and other services related to energy use. Likely to become a clearinghouse for information about technologies that measure energy use in the home.
Desktop computer activity monitor:
. Soon to be open source.
Good quality speakers in revision 2 kiosks
Investigate RFID options
There may be CF-based cards for PDA, etc.
Pets Eye View Camera
. Takes a still photograph once per minute.
Higher quality audio recording
Bluetooth earpiece at the moment has no known programmable control
Check into battery life
Cannot record phone calls because the audio is processed through a different stream
Contact Matthais to see if he has suggestions for optimal recording techniques
Indoor Positioning Systems
operates with wireless base stations; meter-scale accuracy
uses mobile device (tag, bracelet) to record SSID signal strength as person moves around environment
can add receivers to satellite units to increase coverage
Sonitor Ultrasound IPS
room-level, bed-level, ID tags and receivers - receivers send signal to network and central computer
Equator Indoor Ultrasonic Positioning and Tracking
indoor location system uses pingers to allow indoor location using time of flight ultrasonic techniques
Thales (French Aerospace company) RADAR IPS
ultra wide-band: short range and high data-rate links
802.11, active scanning, broadcasting of ProbeRequest packets and replies with ProbeResponse packet, motion of people, people absorb radio signals 2.4GHz
Radianse- radio-based IPS
operating room of the future (ORF),
Indoor Absolute Positioning System
Low-Cost IPS- radio frequency and ultrasonics
RADAR- microsoft research
Random wireless network use
10 sec. for resolution of 2-3 meters. involves his code and homebrew antenna.
has references to other literature. requires purchase of article to view.
DOLPHIN (Distributed Object Localization System for Physical-space Internetworking)
campus use, WiFi hotspots (toronto, st. george campus)
Mote Indoor Positioning System- MPOS
wearable motes. . .
90% less power, $1 per node. . .
Sky trax IPS
track indoor vehicle movement
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"