Mobiscopes for Human Spaces

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
IEEE Pervasive Computing (Impact Factor: 2.1). 05/2007; 6(2):20-29. DOI: 10.1109/MPRV.2007.38
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ABSTRACT Mobiscopes extend the traditional sensor network model, introducing challenges in data management and integrity, privacy, and network system design. Researchers need an architecture and general methodology for designing future mobiscopes. A mobiscope is a federation of distributed mobile sensors into a taskable sensing system that achieves high-density sampling coverage over a wide area through mobility.

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