May 11th, 2012  |  Published in Demos, Research

The Smart-Its project is interested in a far-reaching vision of computation embedded in the world. In this vision, mundane everyday artefacts become augmented as soft media, able to enter into dynamic digital relationships. In our project, we approach this vision with development of “Smart-Its” – small-scale embedded devices that can be attached to everyday objects to augment them with sensing, perception, computation, and communication. “Smart-Its” is enabling technology for building and testing ubiquitous computing scenarios, and we will use them to study emerging functionality and collective context-awareness of information artefacts. While the Smart-Its several types of wireless sensor nodes where build, communication protocols, applications are developed and and user studies performed.

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Lancaster University, ETH Z├╝rich, Interactive Institute, VTT (EU Funded project)

Research Topics:

Ubiquitous Computing, wireless sensor nodes hardware, wireless sensor networks, OS for wireless sensor nodes, sensor & context library, context recognition, user studies, applications, distributed awareness, context proximity

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Particle-Computer GmbH (Start-Up), RELATE, CoBIs, AwareOffice, superimposed Transmission

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