New PDF release: AmIware: Hardware Technology Drivers of Ambient Intelligence

By Satyen Mukherjee, Emile Aarts, Raf Roovers, Frans Widdershoven, Martin Ouwerkerk

ISBN-10: 1402041977

ISBN-13: 9781402041976

ISBN-10: 1402041985

ISBN-13: 9781402041983

Ambient Intelligence is without doubt one of the new paradigms within the improvement of data and verbal exchange expertise, which has attracted a lot realization over the last years. the purpose is the to combine expertise into humans surroundings in this sort of means that it improves their day-by-day lives when it comes to wellbeing and fitness, creativity, and productiveness. Ambient Intelligence is a multidisciplinary notion, which seriously builds on a couple of basic breakthroughs which have been completed within the improvement of recent ideas during the last years. New insights in nano and micro electronics, packaging and interconnection expertise, large-area electronics, power scavenging units, instant sensors, low strength electronics and computing systems permit the belief of the heaven of ambient intelligence by means of overcoming the hell of physics. in accordance with contributions from top technical specialists, this publication offers a couple of key subject matters on novel advancements, therefore supplying the reader a superb perception into the actual foundation of ambient intelligence. It additionally shows key learn demanding situations that needs to be addressed sooner or later.

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There is a strong link with connectivity problems, such as pervasive wireless networks, ubiquitous communication, or peer-to-peer computing. At a more subtle level, issues such as trust and privacy are very important, with associated disciplines, such as digital rights management, encryption, and biometric identification. User interface technologies, such as speech recognition and synthesis, or computer vision will be highly relevant as well. The ultimate system level challenge will be to design algorithms and programs for computational intelligence and contextual awareness.

This is called energy scavenging. An attractive practical example of an autonomous microdevice is the wireless wall switch marketed by EnOcean [10]. This ‘‘push button’’ generates 50 mJ of electrical energy by converting the mechanical energy associated with pushing the button on the switch, using a piezoelectric transducer. 5 ms (20 mW average power) Familiar devices that can operate without a battery are the RF identification tags, that are rapidly becoming ubiquitous. These are passive devices, wherein the energy is provided from an external RF field generated by the reader device.

In fact, this tag is so thin that it can be integrated into value paper. Other wireless autonomous microsystems that are on the market today are tire pressure sensors. A practical example of an active autonomous microsystem is the quartz wristwatch powered by the irregular motion of the wrist. Also motion powered pace makers have been developed based on similar principles. Various research laboratories have begun to study the design and system requirements for networks of smart and autonomous microdevices that operate in a collective fashion.

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