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WearNET: A Distributed Multi-sensor System for Context Aware Wearables

Paul Lukowicz; H. Junker; M. Stäger; T. von Büren; G. Tröster
In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp-2002), 4th, September 29 - October 1, Göteborg, Sweden, Pages 361-370, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Vol. 2498, ISBN 3-540-44267-7, Springer, 2002.


This paper describes a distributed, multi-sensor system architecture designed to provide a wearable computer with a wide range of complex context information. Starting from an analysis of useful high level context information we present a top down design that focuses on the peculiarities of wearable applications. Thus, our design devotes particular attention to sensor placement, system partitioning as well as resource requirements given by the power consumption, computational intensity and communication overhead. We describe an implementation of our architecture and initial experimental results obtained with the system.

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