Parasitic Ambient Logger
Sensing urban environment with covering extensive area in a precise quality is important issue for sensor network approaches. This paper describes a system called “Parasitic Ambient Logger” which is attachable to mobile devices in order to sense ambient air environment. Unlike the conventional sensor network approaches, the system can build environmental sensing infrastructure in a cost effective way because it has less limitations of installation cost. Mobile sensor nodes should be able to know its location information for practical applications. Our method employs Wi-Fi based positioning technology which can get one’s location even in daily urban environment. This grassroots style sensing environment helps to gain awareness of our surroundings. By aggregating the data, large dataset of ambient logging can be used to analyze long-term and city-wide urban environment.
- Takashi Miyaki and Jun Rekimoto, “Sensonomy: Envisioning Folksonomic Urban Sensing”, Ubicomp 2008 Workshop Programs, pp.187-190, 2008.
- “その先のインタラクションへ：都市のセンシングとコンピュータの皮膚” (未来技術報告) AXIS vol. 136, pp. 132-136, Dec. 2008
- Design files: https://github.com/miyaki/envsense