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Tracking Trash
April-June 2013 (vol. 12 no. 2)
pp. 38-48
Santi Phithakkitnukoon, The Open University
Malima I. Wolf, ITIA-CNR
Dietmar Offenhuber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Assaf Biderman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Carlo Ratti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Using active self-reporting tags, the authors followed 2,000 objects through Seattle's waste management system. By making the waste "removal chain" more transparent, they help reveal the disposal process of everyday objects, highlighting potential inefficiencies in the current removal system.
Index Terms:
Wearable computers,Ubiquitous computing,Waste management,Tracking,Remote sensing,Tagging,Environmental management,pervasive computing,trash track,location-aware tags,removal chain,environmental sensing
Citation:
Santi Phithakkitnukoon, Malima I. Wolf, Dietmar Offenhuber, David Lee, Assaf Biderman, Carlo Ratti, "Tracking Trash," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 38-48, April-June 2013, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2013.37
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