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The sensor web and the SenseCam

Smeaton, Alan F. (2010) The sensor web and the SenseCam. In: SenseCam 2010 - second annual SenseCam symposium, 16-17 September 2010, Dublin, Ireland. ISBN 1872-327-915

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Since its inception, the SenseCam has been used as a lifelogging device with support for memory recall being the primary intended application. However, as with the development of all good technologies, we tend to find new applications that we didn't think of in the first place and these unintended applications can sometimes outgrow the original ones. In the case of the SenseCam, we have been using the image and sensor data gathered in order to determine the activity profiles and characteristics of individuals and to compare them against the peers as well as to track changes in activities over time. We have also been using SenseCam data to help compute the wearer's individual carbon footprint by detecting driving and other transport mechanisms. When our use of SenseCam is coupled with a simple domestic electricity meter and the combined data forms part of the sensor web, then the calculation of carbon footprint information, and determining the activity profiles of individuals or groups, becomes even more accurate. The net result is that by using two simple sensor devices, the SenseCam and a domestic energy meter, we can characterise much of the activities and carbon footprints of individuals, a classic case of good technology (SenseCam) finding new and unforeseen applications.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Event Type:Workshop
Additional Information:Contact author
Uncontrolled Keywords:memory;
Subjects:Computer Science > Lifelog
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Published in:Proceedings of the second annual SenseCam symposium (SenseCam 2010), Berry, Emma and Byrne, Daragh and Doherty, Aiden R. and Gurrin, Cathal and Smeaton, Alan F., eds. . Dublin City University. ISBN 1872-327-915
Publisher:Dublin City University
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Copyright Information:Copyright 2010 the author
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:15726
Deposited On:23 Sep 2010 09:25 by Alan Smeaton. Last Modified 23 Sep 2010 09:28

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