December 04, 2003

Intel's Investigations In Location-Aware Computing

This article about location-aware computing suffers from the usual "you've entered your entire life into your calendar" problem, and surely a short range network such as Bluetooth would be a better solution to "Enabling the ability to easily share papers and presentations with everyone else in a room, without having to email it or set up a folder on a common server".

However, it links to some interesting research from Intel where they are trying to unify different location systems (e.g. GPS for wide-area location info, and triangulating WiFi access points for which-room-am-I-in info). I wonder if the databases of WiFi base-stations that are being created so people can find WiFi can be used in reverse for people who have WiFi to find out where they are?

Posted by Adrian at December 4, 2003 04:01 PM | TrackBack

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