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Issue No.03 - July-September (2012 vol.11)
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.
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-September 2012, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2012.21
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