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An Internet of Things Network for the Data Sensing Lab

During the Google I/O conference last week, visitors had their movements tracked and visualized into clear visualizations. It’s part of a project out of the Data Sensing Lab, run by a team of six, including faculty Rob Faludi.
During the Google I/O conference last week, visitors had their movements tracked and visualized into clear visualizations. It’s part of a project out of the Data Sensing Lab, run by a team of six, including faculty Rob Faludi.

During the Google I/O conference last week, visitors had their movements tracked and visualized into clear visualizations. It’s part of a project out of the Data Sensing Lab, run by a team of six, including faculty Rob Faludi.

At the Google event, reports the Economist:

[T]he Data Sensing Lab showed live visualisations of people flowing out of seminars and forming an eager cluster around a stand showcasing Google Glass wearable computers. It also highlighted the noisiest area (the keynote by Larry Page, Google’s co-founder) and the quietest (a pop-up shop selling Google-branded products). All the data will be made freely available online after the conference wraps up. The Lab, a project of O’Reilly Media:[H]as deployed over 500 sensor motes at key locations around the Moscone West centre. Each phone-sized mote is a self-contained computer based on a cheap Arudino micro-controller and linked with low power ZigBee digital radios. Some measure temperature, pressure, noise, humidity and light levels. Others are tracking air quality, the motion of crowds or how many mobile phones are being used nearby. Together, they form a network producing over 4,000 streams of data that are uploaded to Google’s Cloud Platform software for analysis.

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