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Pervasive Computing, IEEE

Issue 3 • Date July-Sept. 2005

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Metrics and Benchmarks for Pervasive Computing

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):4 - 6
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    The time is ripe for defining metrics for various aspects of pervasive computing and for developing benchmarks that let us compare systems with respect to these metrics. View full abstract»

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  • Robotics research exploits opportunities for growth

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):7 - 10
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    Japan, Korea, and the US are making promising new strides in robotics research. Japan's industrial giants have developed robots that monitor hospital patients, warn against intruders, and serve as companions for the elderly. Following the ancient Chinese phrase, "crisis equals opportunity," they're predicting that rising health care costs, labor shortages, and the aging population will create an e... View full abstract»

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  • New Products

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):12 - 14
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    In this column, editors Keith Farkas and Guerney Hunt review the newest version of the Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system, technology that can improve cell phone cameras' depth of field, a cell phone that reminds us that usability is an important design principle, and a new mobile computer from Nokia. They also review two research projects that offer promising technology: dual photography a... View full abstract»

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  • Bringing network effects to pervasive spaces

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):15 - 17
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    We developed the Obje interoperability framework, a middleware technology that lets networked applications and services coordinate with each another-even when they know almost nothing about one other. We've implemented the current version of the Obje framework (version 4) in Java. It supports both Java and native mobile code and can be implemented in a variety of languages and platforms. It also r... View full abstract»

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  • Embedded computing and Formula One racing

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):18 - 21
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    In countries around the globe, the high end of auto racing is epitomized by Formula One. F1 cars are marvels of high technology. Connected to an experimental transmission and placed in a body designed for its aerodynamic properties, F1's equipment requires constant innovation. To enable data gathering to measure the effects of these innovations, F1 cars (and their drivers) are some of the most hea... View full abstract»

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  • Guest Editors' Introduction: Pervasive Computing in Sports Technologies

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):22 - 25
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    Sensors and other ubiquitous computing technologies have slowly penetrated the arena of sports. This special issue gives some excellent examples of pervasive technology in sports and points to future directions. View full abstract»

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  • A personalized music system for motivation in sport performance

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    We developed a personalized music system called IM4Sports (interactive music for sports) for individual exercising, although running is the prime target. Research prototype of the system consists of a personal computer, a portable music flash player, a heart sensor strap, and a pedometer. View full abstract»

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  • Computerized real-time analysis of football games

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):33 - 39
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    Computer systems support many coaching activities performed before and after competitions, such as strategy development and performance evaluation, but competent assistance during games is much more demanding. It requires real-time interpretation of sensor data, the recognition and classification of ball actions, and fast-action game analysis and assessment. Only recently has high-precision microw... View full abstract»

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  • Sensing and monitoring professional skiers

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):40 - 45
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    We conducted a project with professional skiers and their trainers in which we used wearable sensors to improve the trainer-athlete relationship by helping them share their observations and impressions. In particular, we analyzed which sensors reveal important features describing the athlete's motions. Visualization software shows the athletes' movements by overlaying and synchronizing a video str... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing wearable force sensors in martial arts

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):47 - 53
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    In a collaborative effort, the Stanford Taekwondo Program, the Palo Alto Research Center, and Impact Measurement recently developed and introduced sensor technology for the unforgiving environment of the martial arts sparring ring. Our system, called SensorHogu, uses piezoelectric force sensors on body protectors to help Taekwondo judges and referees score tournament matches. We have two objective... View full abstract»

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  • Pervasive computing in sports training

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    Our system involves a table tennis practice table where one-half of the table in the vertical position returns the player's shots. We use a digital projector calibrated with the table's vertical half, a digital video camera, and a vibration detector mounted on the table. When a ball strikes the wall, the vibration detector triggers the camera to photograph the wall. Our system processes the photog... View full abstract»

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  • Audio networking: the forgotten wireless technology

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):55 - 60
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    In this article, we'll review various modulation schemes we've worked with previously, covering how to transfer data to nearby smart phones as well as usability and security issues. We'll consider audio networking as a mechanism for introducing data packets into ongoing mobile phone calls. We'll also discuss some real-world problems reported with telephone conferencing and apply audio-networking t... View full abstract»

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  • Disconnection prediction in mobile ad hoc networks for supporting cooperative work

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):62 - 70
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    We're investigating a specific pervasive architecture that can maintain continuous connections among MANET devices. We're targeting this architecture for computer-supported-cooperative-work (CSCW) and workflow management applications that would constitute the coordination layer. The basic problem of such an architecture is, how do you predict possible disconnections of devices, to let the coordina... View full abstract»

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  • DSPs for energy harvesting sensors: applications and architectures

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):72 - 79
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    Energy harvesting from human or environmental sources shows promise as an alternative to battery power for embedded digital electronics. Digital signal processors that harvest power from ambient mechanical vibration are particularly promising for sensor networks. View full abstract»

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  • The 2005 UbiApp Workshop: What Makes Good Application-Led Research?

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):80 - 82
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    Some members of the ubiquitous computing community feel that application-led research needs to make more coherent progress. Their perception is that with few exceptions, such research is neither systematically building on what little new knowledge it has derived so far nor setting specific challenges and benchmarks to guide its progress. In light of these concerns, the 2005 UbiApp workshop's tenet... View full abstract»

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  • From research to classroom a course in pervasive computing

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):83 - 86
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    In a nutshell, the course is basically about emerging, visible and invisible computing systems and devices. Pervasive computing has many names, including ubiquitous computing, and its key element is the omnipresence of information devices. These devices can be embedded into cars, airplanes, ships, bikes, posters, signboards, walls, and even clothes. The course therefore focuses on independent info... View full abstract»

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  • Wearable computing for the developing world

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):87 - 91
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    The project was simple to describe: create a "world computer" that could assist the developing world in leapfrogging the industrial stage of economic development. The World Center for Computing and Human Resources carried out experiments with 6502 machines such as the Apple II, Atari 400, and Atari 800 and established a pilot project in Senegal. In the end, the expense of the computers and the wei... View full abstract»

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  • VoiceLETS backs up first responders

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):92 - 96
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    VoiceLETS accesses data in the existing Law Enforcement Tactical System. LETS is a secure Web-based search engine designed to provide personal and vehicle information to law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. It integrates access to several state databases and currently includes photographs, addresses, personal characteristics, and driver and criminal histories from the state's motor vehic... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

All aspects of current mobile computing research and applications development, including architectures, support services, algorithms and protocols, mobile environments, mobile communication systems, applications, emerging technologies, and societal impacts.

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Editor-in-Chief
Maria R. Ebling, Ph.D.
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center