O'Reilly logo

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Mobile Sensors and Context-Aware Computing

Book Description

Mobile Sensors and Context-Aware Computing is a useful guide that explains how hardware, software, sensors, and operating systems converge to create a new generation of context-aware mobile applications. This cohesive guide to the mobile computing landscape demonstrates innovative mobile and sensor solutions for platforms that deliver enhanced, personalized user experiences, with examples including the fast-growing domains of mobile health and vehicular networking.

Users will learn how the convergence of mobile and sensors facilitates cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things, and how applications which directly interact with the physical world are becoming more and more compatible. The authors cover both the platform components and key issues of security, privacy, power management, and wireless interaction with other systems.

  • Shows how sensor validation, calibration, and integration impact application design and power management
  • Explains specific implementations for pervasive and context-aware computing, such as navigation and timing
  • Demonstrates how mobile applications can satisfy usability concerns, such as know me, free me, link me, and express me
  • Covers a broad range of application areas, including ad-hoc networking, gaming, and photography

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Chapter 1. Introduction
    1. Abstract
    2. Definition of Mobile Computing
    3. Constraints and the Challenges Faced by Mobile Computing Systems
    4. Historical Perspectives and the Influences of Market
    5. Market Trends and Growth Areas
    6. References
  9. Chapter 2. Context-aware computing
    1. Abstract
    2. Context-Aware Computing
    3. Context
    4. Location Awareness
    5. Localization Algorithms
    6. References
  10. Chapter 3. Sensors and actuators
    1. Abstract
    2. Terminology Overview
    3. Sensor Ecosystem Overview
    4. References
  11. Chapter 4. Sensor hubs
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction to Sensor Hubs
    3. Atmel SAM D20 Sensor Hub With Micro Controller Unit
    4. Intel Moorefield Platform (Application Processor-Based Sensor Hub)
    5. STMicroelectronics Sensor-Based Hub With Micro Controller Unit (LIS331EB)
    6. References
  12. Chapter 5. Power management
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction
    3. ACPI Power States
    4. Power Management in Sensors, Smartphones, and Tablets
    5. Example of Power Management Architecture in Sensor
    6. Power Management in a Typical Sensor Hub
    7. References
  13. Chapter 6. Software, firmware, and drivers
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction to Software Components
    3. Windows Sensor Software Stack
    4. Android Sensor Software Stack
    5. Sensor Hub Software and Firmware Architecture
    6. References
  14. Chapter 7. Sensor validation and hardware–software codesign
    1. Abstract
    2. Validation Strategies and Challenges
    3. Generic Validation Phases
    4. Sensor Test Card Solutions
    5. Validation Strategies and Concepts
    6. References
  15. Chapter 8. Sensor calibration and manufacturing
    1. Abstract
    2. Motivation for Calibrating Sensors
    3. Supply-Chain Stakeholders
    4. The Calibration Process
    5. Single and Multiaxis Linear Calibration
    6. Reference
  16. Chapter 9. Sensor security and location privacy
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction to Mobile Computing Security and Privacy
    3. Sensor Security
    4. Location Privacy
    5. References
  17. Chapter 10. Usability
    1. Abstract
    2. Need of Sensors in Mobile Computing
    3. Human–Computer Interactions: Gesture Recognition
    4. Sensor Usages
    5. A Few Sensor Examples
    6. References
  18. Chapter 11. Sensor application areas
    1. Abstract
    2. Introduction to Sensor Applications
    3. Augmented Reality
    4. Sensor Applications in the Automotive Industry
    5. Sensor Applications in Energy Harvesting
    6. Sensor Applications in the Health Industry
    7. References
  19. Index