Towards affordable Mobile Crowd Sensing device

Gal Pavlin
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering Trzaska 25 1000 Ljubljana
Marko Pavlin
Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Abstract: In this paper, we describe first prototype of mobile crowd sensing device. The device serves as a source for signals in the potential crowd sensing studies. Presented device has no intention to compete with the existing mobile devices, such as mobile phones, but to complement them where they lack of the features like affordability, simple use and new opportunities in different segments of our lives. Our main goal was to develop a device, which can cover all aspects of mobile crowd sensing and at the same time to keep the device cost at very affordable level. The described device is capable of integration into most widely available sunglasses. The complete device consisting of two separate “lenses” forms distributed ecosystem serving as source for sound, light, acceleration and temperature signals while at the same time providing actuator function with integrated LED matrix display.

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