A shoes-integrated sensing system for context-aware Human Probes

Kazumasa Oshima, Yasuyuki Ishida, Shin'ichi Konomi, Niwat Thepvilojanapong, Yoshito Tobe

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Human Probes, which are human integrated or embedded with sensors, allow the acquisition of a variety of contextual information, facilitate collaborative information sharing and community action as well as the provision of personalized services such as personal health management and context-aware advertisements. Recently, we have examined the usefulness of pressure sensors embedded in shoes [2]. In this demonstration, we extend our previous research on embedded pressure sensors by considering complimentary uses of accelerometers so as to capture precise and meaningful context in our daily lives. Pressure sensors and accelerometers are similarly useful for capturing the motion of pedestrians; however, the close examination of the signals from both sensors reveals the strengths and the weaknesses of each, and suggests the possibility of their complimentary use to support Human Probes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDatabase Systems for Advanced Applications - 15th International Conference, DASFAA 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages4
EditionPART 2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 28 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2010 - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: Apr 1 2010Apr 4 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume5982 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other15th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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