Participatory Sensing

This project aims to explore and evaluate the use of participatory sensing[2]. Participatory sensing allows people carrying everyday mobile devices to act as sensor nodes and form a sensor network with other such devices. A large number of mobile phones, PDAs, laptops and cars equipped with sensors and GPS receivers exist which could be used in participatory sensing applications. The network of such devices can interact like any sensor network to collect and share local data or be part of a larger scale network, for example the sensor network could be queried through internet.

Jenson Taylor 2008-01-25