Building Intelligent Environments with Smart-Its

Lars Erik Holmquist*, Hans Werner Gellersen, Gerd Kortuem, Albrecht Schmidt, Martin Strohbach, Stavros Antifakos, Florian Michahelles, Bernt Schiele, Michael Beigl, Ramia Mazé

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The development of Smart-Its for building smart environments is discussed. Smart-Its are small, self-contained, stick-on computers that attach to everyday objects. These augmented objects become soft media, enabling dynamic digital relationships with users and each other. A Smart-Its consists of a core board with a wireless transceiver to let the device communicate with other Smart-Its, plus a sensor board that gives the Smart-Its data about its sorroundings. The major advantage of the system is that it allows designers and researchers to construct responsive or intelligent environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-64
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes


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