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Objects Calling Home: Locating Objects Using Mobile Phones

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Objects Calling Home: Locating Objects Using Mobile Phones
Locating physical items is a highly relevant application addressed by numerous systems. Many of these systems share the drawback that costly infrastructure must be installed before a significant physical area can be covered, that is, before these systems may be used in practice. In this paper, we build on the ubiquitous infrastructure provided by the mobile phone network to design a widearea system for locating objects. Sensor-equipped mobile phones, naturally omnipresent in populated environments, are the main elements of our system. They are used to distribute search queries and to report an object’s location. We present the design of our object search system together with a set of simple heuristics which can be used for efficient object search. Moreover, such a system can only be successfully deployed if environment conditions (such as the participant density and their mobility) and system settings (such as number of queried sensors) allow to find an object quickly and efficie...
Christian Frank, Philipp Bolliger, Christof Rodune
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where PERVASIVE
Authors Christian Frank, Philipp Bolliger, Christof Roduner, Wolfgang Kellerer
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