SLIP: A cost-effective infrastructure for a smart environment


Advancements in embedded devices, sensor technologies and distributed computing have driven research of smart environments for various applications including health prediction, surveillance systems, and intelligent buildings. This work is concerned with developing low cost infrastructure for a SmartLab environment. The SmartLab system collects depth, RGB, human skeletal, and infrared data from a Kinect sensor using Single Board Computers (SBC) and streams the data effectively over a network. A novel client-server model based on TCP protocol is proposed for transferring data from the SBC server to a client. The infrastructure developed in this project will help application designers build intelligent services and applications for the SmartLab.

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Conference Proceeding



Microsoft Kinect, SBC, Smart environment, SmartLab

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Proceedings - 15th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications and 16th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, ISPA/IUCC 2017