||Translating mobile sensor data Into meaningful context descriptions
||Larsen, Jakob Eg (Cognitive Systems, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Petersen, Michael Kai (Cognitive Systems, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
||Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
||Sensor enabled devices (in case of this thesis - mobile phones) can capture and process
individual’s context information and transmit this data to remote locations without any human
intervention. Everyone who has ever tried using the Internet for some time is aware of the social
networking phenomenon. Such sites as Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace, as well as contentsharing
services that also offer social networking functionality (including YouTube, Flickr) have
captured the attention of millions of users.
This thesis approaches the concept of merging users’ context data with their social networking
life. This work specifically focuses on utilization of the context information to deliver the most up
to date knowledge about the user’s condition. That statement creates a foundation for
development of the “ContextBox” application, which employs a small group of selected sensors,
to deliver a concise view on the user’s current status.
Implementation of a prototype application and carrying out a user study allowed for a
preliminary analysis of potential usability of selected solution and its research value.
||Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Creation date: 2010-05-06
Update date: 2010-10-28