Sustainable Instrumentation of Everyday Commodities - Concepts and Tools

Boris Brandherm, Alexander Kröner, Jens Haupert, Michael Schmitz, Frank Lehmann, Ralf Gampfer

In: 10th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications. IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom-12) 10th March 19-23 Lugano Switzerland IEEE Computer Society 2012.


Many research activities are currently exploring the use of digital object memories. But outside research activities even nowadays still most of the everyday commodities and convenience goods are even not equipped with an RFID tag due to the inefficient cost-benefit ratio. In a former paper we presented “Incycling” – a sustainable concept for equipping everyday commodities with instrumentations like memory, sensors, processor unit and communication modules. In this paper we present our current work in progress describing the necessary tools and components and the intended architecture of the first prototype. It will be showcased in a visionary drug interaction warning system.


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz