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Database Systems for Advanced Applications

Volume 5982 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 420-423

Aquiba: An Energy-Efficient Mobile Sensing System for Collaborative Human Probes

  • Niwat ThepvilojanapongAffiliated withTokyo Denki UniversityCREST, JST
  • , Shin’ichi KonomiAffiliated withTokyo Denki UniversityCREST, JST
  • , Jun’ichi YuraAffiliated withKeio University
  • , Takeshi IwamotoAffiliated withToyama Prefectural University
  • , Susanna PirttikangasAffiliated withUniversity of Oulu
  • , Yasuyuki IshidaAffiliated withTokyo Denki University
  • , Masayuki IwaiAffiliated withUniversity of Tokyo
  • , Yoshito TobeAffiliated withTokyo Denki UniversityCREST, JST
  • , Hiroyuki YokoyamaAffiliated withKDDI R&D Laboratories
    • , Jin NakazawaAffiliated withKeio University
    • , Hideyuki TokudaAffiliated withKeio University

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Abstract

Portable sensory devices carried by humans—which are referred to as Human Probes—facilitate easy-to-use sensing and monitoring of urban areas. In this demonstration, we developed a prototype of Aquiba sensing system from off-the-shelf mobile phone. Aquiba involves collaborative sensing that helps in achieving high-fidelity sensing while minimizing overall energy consumption. We validated the benefit of collaborative sensing through field experiments.