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Ubiquitous Connectivity in the Mountains: Enhancing the Ski Experience
April-June 2013 (vol. 12 no. 2)
pp. 5-9
Bastian Pfleging, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Albrecht Schmidt, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Florian Michahelles, ETH Zurich
Today, many areas in the Alps, despite the high altitude and distance from urbanized environments, offer ubiquitous mobile phone and data connectivity, with 3G networks widely available. Many skiing resorts have recognized their users' desire for connectivity, and some even provide free Wi-Fi hotspots at cable car stations and restaurants. Furthermore, increased connectivity and other advance in pervasive computing have led to new products and services aimed at enhancing the user experience for skiers.
Index Terms:
Ubiquitous computing,Mobile communication,Wireless networks,Wearable computers,Remote sensing,Radiofrequency identification,pervasive computing,RFID,mobile networks,SMS,wearable computing,skiing,sensing devices
Citation:
Bastian Pfleging, Albrecht Schmidt, Florian Michahelles, "Ubiquitous Connectivity in the Mountains: Enhancing the Ski Experience," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 5-9, April-June 2013, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2013.38
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