A compact modular wireless sensor platform

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A compact modular wireless sensor platform
— We have designed and constructed a modular platform for use in compact wireless sensing. This platform is based around a series of circuit boards (or panes), each of which instantiates a specific sensing modality - e.g. inertial sensing, tactile sensing or ambient sensing. As opposed to similar architectures, this system treats the sensor panes as discrete design objects that have data collection as their primary purpose. The main goals achieved by this design are ease of prototyping (and revision) and encapsulation of design knowledge. We describe a number of different projects instantiated with this system. Key among them are a wearable gait measurement system which exploited the modularity of the system, a novel musical controller which benefited from the design encapsulation and a study of dynamically lowpower sensor nodes based on the structure of the panes (i.e. multiple sensors for a single modality). Several other applications are discussed. Lessons learned in the areas o...
Ari Y. Benbasat, Joseph A. Paradiso
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where IPSN
Authors Ari Y. Benbasat, Joseph A. Paradiso
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