Mobile Innovation Forecast – Phase II article 2

Sensing and making sense: Device and environment underpin contextually aware services

This second article of Phase II: New technological capabilities of the Mobile Innovations Forecast (MIF), explores how device and environmental sensors interact to capture information to model the user's physical context.

Showing how physical context information is harvested and packaged by accelerometers, gyroscopes and other mobile device sensors to create a picture of the state of the device, and therefore, the user, the article then adds how environmental beacons, tags and geo-fences can work with device sensors to provide a personal cloud for the user, a digital 'sixth sense.'

To learn more about how the merging of physical space and digital information/services will impact not only mobile innovation but day-to-day living in the next few years, download the full article.