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Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness

Part of the series Understanding Complex Systems pp 69-92

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Human Sensors

  • Vassilis KostakosAffiliated withCenter for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu Email author 
  • , Jakob RogstadiusAffiliated withMadeira Institute of Interactive Technologies, University of Madeira
  • , Denzil FerreiraAffiliated withCenter for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu
  • , Simo HosioAffiliated withCenter for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu
  • , Jorge GoncalvesAffiliated withCenter for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of how humans can themselves act as sensors—human sensing—for data collection by considering a variety of scenarios. We start by providing a survey of literature, followed by proposed guidelines, and lastly discussing case studies which exemplify using humans for sensing and data collection. We present human sensing in three technical domains: