Below are some applications that in some way relate to WISDM (Wireless Sensor Data Mining).
Some of the applications clearly could be put into several categories, but we have tried to
associate each with the most relevant category. Note that many of the applications are related
to health, but we have not yet made that into a standalone category.
Fitbit is a $99 commercial product that uses a
clip-on accelerometer-based sensor to track your daily activity levels. Its main purpose is to
track fitness related activities as well as the amount of sleep that you get. It requies a base-station,
connected to your PC, to periodically collect the accelerometer data.
WorkSmart Labs has a product called
that runs on Android phones and tracks your exercise activities. It also lets
upload your data to Google Health.
A video of the
MotionBands cell phone-based activity recognition system is provided. A paper describing this system is
available from our related work page (search for MotionBand).
GE Health Care has a product called
which is deployed in Nursing Homes to monitor the elderly. However, it requires
specialized equipment. They say that
"Small wireless and camera-free sensors strategically located in the
resident's apartment learn their routine. The sensors capture data and
transmit the information to an off-site server for analysis. Information
provided allows immediate response to potential emergencies, or improvements
in the care plan related to behavioural changes and indication of possible
emerging health trends." There is a
YouTube video of the
system in action.
Researchers have developed an
electronic "smart" cane that is embedded with
sensors, a computer, and wireless networking technology. The SmartCane can,
among other things, detect usage patterns, predicts outcomes, such as a
fall, and inform the patient or caregiver about how the device is being
used in the first place.
Nike + iPod lets your
sneaker talk to your iPod. You put a sensor in your sneaker and data is sent to
your iPod, which will tell you your pace, distance, and calories burned.
The short article
Google wants to make
your Android Phone much Smarter with Acclerometer and other Sensors
discusses how your phone can figure out what you are doing and then exploit
that (e.g., play music when you start your 6am run).
GPS / Location Data Mining
Sense Networks is a company that
gathers location data from mobile devices and then applies predictive analytics
to it. Their first application is
Citysense, which is
an application for real-time nightlife discovery and social navigation. It can
answer questions like "Where is everyone going right now"?
Google Latitude tracks the GPS data
from users and allows you to see the locations of your friends and also summarizes
location data about you for your own use. At present there does not seem to be much
data mining, but certainly this application shares much in common with possible GPS
data mining applications.