Tag Archives: mobile computing

On-Body Sensing: From Gesture-Based Input to Activity-Driven Interaction

Abstract Recently, systems have emerged that utilize a broad range of sensors to facilitate gesture and motion-based interaction. Examples range from multitouch surfaces to tilt control to complex, motion-based game controllers. As these technologies become mainstream, research is already focusing on the next step: activity-driven, implicit interaction. Comments General discussion of future wearable biosensors: next-generation [...]

BEAT: Bio-Environmental Android Tracking

Abstract We introduce BEAT (Bio-Environmental Android Tracking), which provides methods for collecting, processing, and archiving one’s daily vital and spatiotemporal statistics using off-the-shelf wireless devices and biologic and environmental sensors. BEAT can operate in a self-contained manner on a mobile device and analyze vital information in real time. It uses statistics such as heartbeat variance [...]

A Survey on Wearable Sensor-Based Systems for Health Monitoring and Prognosis

Abstract …This paper attempts to comprehensively review the current research and development on wearable biosensor systems for health monitoring. A variety of system implementations are compared in an approach to identify the technological shortcomings of the current state-of-the-art in wearable biosensor solutions. An emphasis is given to multiparameter physiological sensing system designs, providing reliable vital [...]

Animals as Mobile Biological Sensors for Forest Fire Detection

Abstract This paper proposes a mobile biological sensor system that can assist in early detection of forest fires. The main idea presented in this paper is to utilize animals with sensors as Mobile Biological Sensors (MBS). The devices used in this system are animals which are native animals living in forests, sensors (thermo and radiation [...]