Web Luggage

Pervasive Computing is a research area dealing with embedded systems, real-time and distributed computing. A major topic is the diffusion of digital elements into a real-world environment, enriching it with 'smart' artifacts that provide new, more natural interaction paradigms.

Enhancing daily-use appliances with computing power and the ability to transmit data over wireless links creates a perspective, where interaction with all things over global networks becomes a reality.

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.

University of Linz
Institut f. Praktische Informatik
Univ. Prof. Dr. Alois Ferscha
Altenbergerstr. 69
A-4040 Linz