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Posts Tagged ‘Ubiquitous computing

  •   Ubiquitous computing is the method of enhancing  computer use by making many computers available throughout the physical environment, but making them effectively invisible to the user .(def by: – Mark Weiser who coined this term around 1988).
  •  Ubiquitous computing, or calm technology, is a paradigm shift where technology becomes virtually invisible in our lives. Instead of having a desk-top or lap-top machine, the technology we use will be embedded in our environment
  • Ubiquitous or pervasive computing (often abbreviated to “ubicomp”) refers to a new genre of computing in which the computer completely permeates the life of the user.
  • It is the age of calm technology, when technology recedes into the background of our lives.


  1. Gesture recognition
  2. speech recognition
  3. Free form pen interaction
  4. computational perception etc.
  5. Ubiquitous Home project

Ubiquitous Home project: Ubiquitous home projects implemented during 1990’s in order to overcome the drawbacks of Home Automation (HA)systems.Purpose of each smart home project is mainly targeted  at how to detect the residents’ situation and their contextual information in a real life.

Another scenario : A domestic ubiquitous computing environment might interconnect lighting and environmental controls with personal bio-metric monitors woven into clothing so that illumination and heating conditions in a room might be modulated, continuously and imperceptibly.

ubiquitous e-class project with electronic whiteboard provides excellent good and feel experience,however it requires a person to initiate it,resulting in less transparency.other features are:

-It can take notes on behalf of the students
-It can time-line various information streams
-It provides annotations on slides to index an audio/video recording.

Ubiquitous Eclass project



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