1st International IEEE Conference on Pervasive Services

Research Article

Sensor Data Collection Using Heterogeneous Mobile Devices

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/PERSER.2007.4283908,
        author={ Prem  Prakash Jayaraman and Arkady Zaslavsky and Jerker  Delsing},
        title={Sensor Data Collection Using Heterogeneous Mobile Devices},
        proceedings={1st International IEEE Conference on Pervasive Services},
        keywords={Bluetooth  Capacitive sensors  Context awareness  Costs  Data communication  Intelligent networks  Intelligent sensors  Mobile communication  Mobile handsets  Proposals},
  • Prem Prakash Jayaraman
    Arkady Zaslavsky
    Jerker Delsing
    Year: 2007
    Sensor Data Collection Using Heterogeneous Mobile Devices
    DOI: 10.1109/PERSER.2007.4283908
Prem Prakash Jayaraman1,*, Arkady Zaslavsky1,*, Jerker Delsing2,*
  • 1: Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2: Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden
*Contact email: prem.jayarama@infotech.monash.edu.au, arkady.zaslavsky@infotech.monash.edu.au, jerker.delsing@ltu.se


Data collection has always been a major challenge in sensor networks and various techniques have been proposed to enable efficient data collection. One such methodology is the use of mobile elements within the existing infrastructure to enable data collection. The paper proposes the use of existing mobile elements like mobile phones which have enough spare capacity to act as data carriers within a sensor network to carry sensor data. With advent of technology, mobile devices have become so powerful that they can work in a pervasive environment and make decisions based on context information like presence, location etc. Our proposal is an intelligent heterogeneous network in which the sensor nodes act as the data accumulators and the context-aware mobile phones act as data carriers of the sensed data. A framework that enables the mobile node and sensor node communication over Bluetooth is proposed and a p implementation is presented.