Nanotech 2006 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2006 Vol. 3
Technical Proceedings of the 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3

Sensors & Systems Chapter 4

Some Novel Applications for Wireless Inertial Sensors

Authors: J.A. Paradiso

Affilation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Pages: 431 - 434

Keywords: biomotion sensing, badge platforms, wireless sensors, sensor networks, ubiquitous computing

Sensors have followed a corollary of Moore’s Law as they progressively decrease in size, cost, and often power. Nowhere is this more evident than with inertial sensor systems, as MEMS-based devices become steadily smaller and exhibit better performance. A designer can now implement a sensor suite that was once restricted to heavy platforms such as satellites onto the form factor of a wristwatch – when wedded with low-cost RF networking and every-more capable embedded processing, many novel applications are enabled. This paper overviews a selected subset of projects from the Media Lab’s Responsive Environments Group that result from this trend and exploit compact inertial sensing in different ways.

Some Novel Applications for Wireless Inertial Sensors

ISBN: 0-9767985-8-1
Pages: 913
Hardcopy: $119.95