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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 4 (December 2016) > List of articles

SMARTPHONE-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL SENSING USING DEVICE LOCATION AS METADATA

Kaori Fujinami *

Keywords : environmental sensing, people-centric sensing, heatstroke, smartphone, on-body device localization.

Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 2,257-2,275, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/ijssis-2017-963

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 05-July-2016 / Accepted: 03-November-2016 / Published Online: 01-December-2016

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The people-centric sensing community is paying substantial attention to the smartphone as an
ad hoc, low-cost, and dense sensing method because it permits people to participate easily in sensing
activities, i.e., just by carrying it as usual. People carry their smartphones in various manners,
rendering measurement results unreliable. For example, humidity is typically higher in a trouser
pocket than around the neck as a result of sweat. In this article, we propose a platform for peoplecentric
sensing that considers the on-body position of a smartphone as metadata. A general
architecture is presented, and a universal serial bus-based external sensing module for an Androidbased
terminal is developed. A heatstroke alert map that visualizes the heatstroke risk is presented as an
application based on both the collected raw data and metadata using the platform.

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