Sensor Network Research at the EMIC

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What do limping cows and elderly home care have in common?  It turns out, they're both the target of research projects involving sensor networks at the European Microsoft Innovation Center (EMIC) in Aachen, Germany.  In this video, Matthias Neugebauer (Program Manager at the EMIC), tells us all about it. 

Here are some of the topics we covered in our conversation:

00:00:37 EMIC Overview

00:01:30 Overview of sensor network projects (EMERGE and WASP)
00:01:55 Sensor network description
00:03:00 EMERGE project (elderly home care)

  • 00:04:25 Description of the EMERGE sensor network
  • 00:08:10 Application that displays collected data
  • 00:08:30 Use of Decentralized Software Services Protocol (DSSP) and the .NET Micro Framework
  • 00:09:35 Displaying raw signals from the pressure foil
  • 00:10:25 Consolidated data showing sleep activity
  • 00:13:14 Using live data

00:16:40 Sensor network development challenges

00:18:29 Sensor network architecture approach

00:22:15 WASP project (applying sensor networks to detect limping cows )

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