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Pervasive Computing Review. Joshua R. Smith, Class of 2006 Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management Mentor: Dr. Sunil Kumar July 31, 2003. Definitions and Rationale. What is pervasive computing? Computer of today vs. pervasive computing Interest in automation and simplification.

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Pervasive computing review

Pervasive Computing Review

Joshua R. Smith, Class of 2006

Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management

Mentor: Dr. Sunil Kumar

July 31, 2003


Definitions and rationale

Definitions and Rationale

  • What is pervasive computing?

  • Computer of today vs. pervasive computing

  • Interest in automation and simplification


Topics

Topics

  • Brief history

  • Applications

    • Infrastructure Systems

    • Personal Systems

  • Critical technologies

  • Adoption Hesitation

  • Conclusions


History

History

  • Roots in late 1980s at Xerox PARC

  • Merger of two research projects

    • Intuitive input/output device

    • How computers impact people

  • Weiser 1991 Scientific American article


Topics1

Topics

  • Brief history

  • Applications

    • Infrastructure Systems

    • Personal Systems

  • Critical technologies

  • Adoption Hesitation

  • Conclusions


Applications infrastructure systems

Applications: Infrastructure Systems

  • Classroom 2000

    • Enhance education by recording lecture (shift attention from notes to speaker)

    • Rapid development strategy


Classroom 2000 original prototype setup

Classroom 2000: Original Prototype Setup


Applications infrastructure systems1

Applications: Infrastructure Systems

  • Classroom 2000

    • Enhance education by recording lecture (shift attention from notes to speaker)

    • Rapid development strategy


Applications personal systems

Applications: Personal Systems

  • Inspection / Maintenance

    • BIW, Maine 80:1 return over 3 years (70% reduction in inspection times)


Topics2

Topics

  • Brief history

  • Applications

    • Infrastructure Systems

    • Personal Systems

  • Critical technologies

  • Adoption Hesitation

  • Conclusions


Critical technologies

Critical Technologies

  • Technologies exist independently, pervasive computing focuses on integrating them

  • Wireless networking

  • Sensors

  • Portable and embedded displays

  • Software

    • Discovery services, compression, middleware


Topics3

Topics

  • Brief history

  • Applications

    • Infrastructure Systems

    • Personal Systems

  • Critical technologies

  • Adoption Hesitation

  • Conclusions


Adoption hesitation

Adoption Hesitation

  • Hesitation

    • “Big Brother” – Collection of personal information important for context

    • Privacy and Security

    • RFID


Topics4

Topics

  • Brief history

  • Applications

    • Infrastructure Systems

    • Personal Systems

  • Critical technologies

  • Adoption Hesitation

  • Conclusions


Conclusions

Conclusions

  • Desktop computers not replaced

    • Working smarter and more efficiently

    • “Always on”

    • Streamlining tedious computing tasks

  • New possibilities

    • Augmented social networks

    • Learning environments

    • Museums, grocery shopping…


Questions

Questions?


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