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Sensors and Smartphones: Tracking Water Collection in Rural Ethiopia
July-September 2012 (vol. 11 no. 3)
pp. 15-24
Rohit Chaudhri, University of Washington
Rita Sodt, University of Washington
Kristian Lieberg, University of Washington
John Chilton, University of Washington
Gaetano Borriello, University of Washington
Yuta Jason Masuda, University of Washington
Joseph Cook, University of Washington
In rural areas, residents often venture far distances to collect water for everyday use. A low-power wireless system records motion and leverages Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, retrieving data from sensors attached to household water containers, to help researchers understand the effects of water policies and water-source locations.

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Index Terms:
mobile computing, ubiquitous computing, sensor networks, embedded systems
Rohit Chaudhri, Rita Sodt, Kristian Lieberg, John Chilton, Gaetano Borriello, Yuta Jason Masuda, Joseph Cook, "Sensors and Smartphones: Tracking Water Collection in Rural Ethiopia," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 15-24, July-Sept. 2012, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2012.21
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