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Mobile Sensors and Context-Aware Computing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128016602, 9780128017982

Mobile Sensors and Context-Aware Computing

1st Edition

Author: Manish Gajjar
eBook ISBN: 9780128017982
Paperback ISBN: 9780128016602
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 22nd February 2017
Page Count: 356
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Mobile Sensors and Context-Aware Computing is a useful guide that explains how hardware, software, sensors, and operating systems converge to create a new generation of context-aware mobile applications. This cohesive guide to the mobile computing landscape demonstrates innovative mobile and sensor solutions for platforms that deliver enhanced, personalized user experiences, with examples including the fast-growing domains of mobile health and vehicular networking.

Users will learn how the convergence of mobile and sensors facilitates cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things, and how applications which directly interact with the physical world are becoming more and more compatible. The authors cover both the platform components and key issues of security, privacy, power management, and wireless interaction with other systems.

Key Features

  • Shows how sensor validation, calibration, and integration impact application design and power management
  • Explains specific implementations for pervasive and context-aware computing, such as navigation and timing
  • Demonstrates how mobile applications can satisfy usability concerns, such as know me, free me, link me, and express me
  • Covers a broad range of application areas, including ad-hoc networking, gaming, and photography


Researchers, professionals, and graduate students in the field of mobile computing, smart phone app-development, and mobile health or vehicular networking

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

  • Abstract
  • Definition of Mobile Computing
  • Constraints and the Challenges Faced by Mobile Computing Systems
  • Historical Perspectives and the Influences of Market
  • Market Trends and Growth Areas
  • References

Chapter 2. Context-aware computing

  • Abstract
  • Context-Aware Computing
  • Context
  • Location Awareness
  • Localization Algorithms
  • References

Chapter 3. Sensors and actuators

  • Abstract
  • Terminology Overview
  • Sensor Ecosystem Overview
  • References

Chapter 4. Sensor hubs

  • Abstract
  • Introduction to Sensor Hubs
  • Atmel SAM D20 Sensor Hub With Micro Controller Unit
  • Intel Moorefield Platform (Application Processor-Based Sensor Hub)
  • STMicroelectronics Sensor-Based Hub With Micro Controller Unit (LIS331EB)
  • References

Chapter 5. Power management

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • ACPI Power States
  • Power Management in Sensors, Smartphones, and Tablets
  • Example of Power Management Architecture in Sensor
  • Power Management in a Typical Sensor Hub
  • References

Chapter 6. Software, firmware, and drivers

  • Abstract
  • Introduction to Software Components
  • Windows Sensor Software Stack
  • Android Sensor Software Stack
  • Sensor Hub Software and Firmware Architecture
  • References

Chapter 7. Sensor validation and hardware–software codesign

  • Abstract
  • Validation Strategies and Challenges
  • Generic Validation Phases
  • Sensor Test Card Solutions
  • Validation Strategies and Concepts
  • References

Chapter 8. Sensor calibration and manufacturing

  • Abstract
  • Motivation for Calibrating Sensors
  • Supply-Chain Stakeholders
  • The Calibration Process
  • Single and Multiaxis Linear Calibration
  • Reference

Chapter 9. Sensor security and location privacy

  • Abstract
  • Introduction to Mobile Computing Security and Privacy
  • Sensor Security
  • Location Privacy
  • References

Chapter 10. Usability

  • Abstract
  • Need of Sensors in Mobile Computing
  • Human–Computer Interactions: Gesture Recognition
  • Sensor Usages
  • A Few Sensor Examples
  • References

Chapter 11. Sensor application areas

  • Abstract
  • Introduction to Sensor Applications
  • Augmented Reality
  • Sensor Applications in the Automotive Industry
  • Sensor Applications in Energy Harvesting
  • Sensor Applications in the Health Industry
  • References


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About the Author

Manish Gajjar

Manish J. Gajjar is a technical program manager and early prototyping lead for sensor solutions at Intel Corporation He has 20 years of experience at Intel in chipsets and graphics products, including roles as validation architect, design/validation and emulation lead to post silicon validation program manager. Manish has also served on the Industry advisory board of California State University and as a faculty member there.

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Program Manager and Early Prototyping Lead, Sensor Solutions, Intel Corporation, Granite Bay, CA, USA

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