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Physical Prototyping with Smart-Its
July-September 2004 (vol. 3 no. 3)
pp. 74-82
Hans Gellersen, Lancaster University, UK
Gerd Kortuem, Lancaster University, UK
Albrecht Schmidt, Lancaster University, UK
Michael Beigl, University of Karlsruhe
Ubiquitous computing is characterized by a departure from general-purpose machines and standard user interface devices. Instead, it envisions integrating digital computation?s flexibility into everyday objects and environments. Consequently, exploring novel ubiquitous computing systems and applications inevitably requires prototyping not only software but also physical components. Smart-Its are hardware and software components for augmenting physical objects with embedded processing and interaction. These components are embedded devices that interact with their environment through a configurable collection of sensors and actuators.
Index Terms:
Ubiquitous computing, rapid prototyping, toolkits, augmented artifacts, Smart-Its
Citation:
Hans Gellersen, Gerd Kortuem, Albrecht Schmidt, Michael Beigl, "Physical Prototyping with Smart-Its," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 74-82, July-Sept. 2004, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2004.1321032
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