Location is one of the major factors as far as context-awareness
is concerned. We use wireless devices equiped with RFID readers
to supply location-dependent information
Real-Time identification and notification system employing RFID
A voting system for public meetings based on short messages transmitted
over cellular phone networks.
The Virtual Board is a notification system based on short
messages. It enables a large auditorium to post questions to a projection
ORF video (german)
Web Luggage extends a normal suitcase with multiple sensors
and a web-server, giving it the ability to identify objects placed
inside it wirelessly. The Web-server can be used to access different
functions, like a listing of the current inventory, logs of what
has been inside, or its current location.
In this showcase we have developed a tabletop-setup of a flexible manufacturing system composed of
fully autonomous entities and demonstrate a change in the processing-process away from centralized initiated handling of goods to products that autonomously control their flow through their processing-process.
Conventional Posters, Signs and Shop Windows are rather static today. Al-though modern systems allow dynamic content, they do not interact with users. Smart Signs allow a personalized presentation of arbitrary content as well as interaction with signs. Users can “pickup” information by simply passing by the poster.
“Digital Aura” proposes a “spontaneous interaction” thought model, in which things start to interact once they reach physical proximity to each other: Ex-plained using the metaphor of an “aura”, which like a subtle invisible emanation or exhalation radiates from the center of an object into its surrounding, a “Digital Aura” is built on technologies like Bluetooth radio, RFID or IrDA together with an XML based profile description, such that if an object detects the proximity (e.g. radio signal strength) of another object, it starts exchanging and comparing pro-file data, and, upon sufficient “similarity” of the two profiles, starts to interact with that object.