The Value of Handhelds in Smart Environments

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The Value of Handhelds in Smart Environments
Abstract. The severe resource restrictions of computer-augmented everyday artifacts imply substantial problems for the design of applications in smart environments. Some of these problems can be overcome by exploiting the resources, I/O interfaces, and computing capabilities of nearby mobile devices in an ad hoc fashion. We identify the means by which smart objects can make use of handheld devices such as PDAs and mobile phones, and derive the following major roles of handhelds in smart environments: (1) mobile infrastructure access point, (2) user interface, (3) remote sensor, (4) mobile storage medium, (5) remote resource provider, and (6) weak user identifier. We present concrete applications that illustrate these roles, and describe how handhelds can serve as mobile mediators between computer-augmented everyday artifacts, their users, and background infrastructure services. The presented applications include a remote interaction scenario, a smart medicine cabinet, and an inventory...
Frank Siegemund, Christian Floerkemeier, Harald Vo
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where ARCS
Authors Frank Siegemund, Christian Floerkemeier, Harald Vogt
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