A Sensor-Driven Framework for Rapid Prototyping of Mobile Applications Using a Context-Aware Approach

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10069)

Abstract

The development of mobile context-aware applications using sensors require the developers to understand several diverse issues: signal acquisition, network protocols, embedded systems, data filtering, etc. We designed and implemented a software framework in order to assist developers in prototyping. Our framework facilitates the use of sensors from wearable devices and supports the reusability of components following a modular approach. This paper describes the design of our approach and highlights the benefits of the framework for the development of mobile applications. To evaluate the framework, representative context-aware applications are described as a case study. The usability of the applications were tested with 26 participants and good results were obtained.

Keywords

Context-aware computing Mobile and wearable computing Rapid prototyping framework 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Borja Gamecho
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luis Gardeazabal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Julio Abascal
    • 1
  1. 1.Egokituz LaboratoryUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)DonostiaSpain
  2. 2.Wimbi Technologies S.L. (WimbiTek)DonostiaSpain

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