Location Based Services (LBS) allow for providing useful information based upon the localization of users, vehicles, or any other device. GPS sensors are commonly employed in many LBSs applications such as real-time tracking, personal security, vehicle monitoring, military training, among others.
Participatory sensing aims to collect enough data to measure and monitor variables of interest in a community, city, country, or even worldwide with the participation or collaboration of many cellular users. Examples of PS are applications that collect air quality measurements, as well as real-time GPS locations to assess traffic congestion and travel times.
Human Centric Sensing
Human Centric Sensing applications are intended to provide inference of health conditions, activities, and behaviors on target individuals. For this purpose, they mostly collect data from vital sign sensors, accelerometers, cameras, among others. The sensors usually communicate with cellular phones, which send information and alerts to the server or caregiver for further storage, visualization, and analysis.
Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program in UBIQUITOUS SENSING
The department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida offers a 10-week summer research program for undergraduates contemplating a career in Computer Science and Engineering and related fields.
This REU site is focused on
an emerging research topic within Computer Science which is projected to have a high impact in the development of the technologies that will lead the near future.
Students will spend 10 weeks doing research in one project of interest while attending seminars and presentations from faculty and industry representatives about research and career development. Students will be awarded a stipend of approximately $5000 plus travel and on campus
Ubiquitous sensing encompasses (1) Location Based Services, (2) Participatory Sensing, and (3) Human Centric Sensing.