Mobiscopes for human spaces

Tarek Abdelzaher, Yaw Anokwa, Péter Boda, Jeff Burke, Deborah Estrin, Leonidas Guibas, Aman Kansal, Samuel Madden, Jim Reich

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Mobiscope is an incorporation of distributed mobile sensors, which achieves high-density sampling coverage over a wide area through mobility. Mobiscopes applications include public-health epidemiological studies of human exposure using mobile phones and real-time, fine-grained automobile traffic characterization using sensors on fleet vehicles. There are two categories of mobiscopes, one category is vehicular applications for traffic and automotive monitoring, where a subset of equipped vehicles senses various surrounding conditions such as traffic, road conditions, or weather and the second category of mobiscopes use handheld devices. Several challenges arise in the application of mobiscopes from mobility and researchers are working to overcome these challenges to offer an efficient, robust, private, and secure networking and sensory data collection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-29
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Pervasive Computing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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