In the 1990s, the Internet connected us to a planet-wide web of information-all the zillions of bits that are stored in computer memories and hard drives. But now, thanks to an ongoing revolution in highly miniaturized, wirelessly networked sensors, the Internet is reaching out into the physical world, as well.
"We call it 'the Embedding of the Internet'," says Deborah Estrin, director of the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, a multi-university research partnership that was launched in August 2002 with funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF). "And it's going to transform our ability to understand and manage the physical world around us." >from *The Sensor Revolution*. NSF sensor activities in focus at AAAS annual meeting in Seattle. February 15, 2004
> sensor and sensor networks.
> smart dust. autonomous sensing and communication in a cubic millimeter
> radio frequency identification (rfid) technology.
> ieee 802.15. intended to operate in an unlicensed, international frequency band. potential applications are sensors, interactive toys, smart badges, remote controls, and home automation.
> TinyOS. a component-based runtime environment designed to provide support for deeply embedded systems with extreme hardware restrictions.
> seamless circular 'nanorings' could be nanoscale sensors, resonators & transducers. february 26, 2004
> first international moblogging conference. june 30, 2003
> flow: the design challenge of pervasive computing. what happens to society when there are hundreds of microchips for every man, woman and child on the planet - most of them (the chips) talking to each other? november 6, 2002
> (re)distributions: a culture of ubiquity. july 15, 2002
> context-aware computing. context refers to the physical and social situation in which computational devices are embedded. special issue of human-computer interaction, volume 16, 2001
> extended body/space sensor embedding: outsourcing?