NFC based remote control of services for interactive spaces

Sanchez Milara, Ivan (2013). NFC based remote control of services for interactive spaces. Proyecto Fin de Carrera / Trabajo Fin de Grado, E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM).

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Title: NFC based remote control of services for interactive spaces
Author/s:
  • Sanchez Milara, Ivan
Contributor/s:
  • Riekki, Jukka
Item Type: Final Project
Date: 18 November 2013
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos [hasta 2014]
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Abstract

Ubiquitous computing (one person, many computers) is the third era in the history of computing. It follows the mainframe era (many people, one computer) and the PC era (one person, one computer). Ubiquitous computing empowers people to communicate with services by interacting with their surroundings. Most of these so called smart environments contain sensors sensing users’ actions and try to predict the users’ intentions and necessities based on sensor data. The main drawback of this approach is that the system might perform unexpected or unwanted actions, making the user feel out of control. In this master thesis we propose a different procedure based on Interactive Spaces: instead of predicting users’ intentions based on sensor data, the system reacts to users’ explicit predefined actions. To that end, we present REACHeS, a server platform which enables communication among services, resources and users located in the same environment. With REACHeS, a user controls services and resources by interacting with everyday life objects and using a mobile phone as a mediator between himself/herself, the system and the environment. REACHeS’ interfaces with a user are built upon NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. NFC tags are attached to objects in the environment. A tag stores commands that are sent to services when a user touches the tag with his/her NFC enabled device. The prototypes and usability tests presented in this thesis show the great potential of NFC to build such user interfaces.

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Item ID: 29366
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/29366/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:29366
Deposited by: Ivan Sanchez Milara
Deposited on: 09 Jun 2014 05:38
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:45
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