Wimmer, R.; Schmidt, Albrecht; Kranz, M.; Boring, S.:

A Capacitive Sensing Toolkit for Pervasive Activity Detection and Recognition.

In: Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE international Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (March 19 - 23, 2007). PERCOM.
IEEE Computer Society (2007), S. 171-180
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Informatik; Wirtschaftswissenschaften
In this paper we present a toolkit for realizing capacitive
sensing applications for human-computer interaction
in pervasive computing systems. We argue that capacitive
sensors - due to their unique properties - are well suited for
many pervasive and ubiquitous computing applications and
scenarios. We describe the CapToolKit designed to rapidly
realize prototypes and systems that are able to detect the
presence of humans and objects. Our toolkit also allows the
integration of 3D interaction with everyday objects as well
as instrumented environments. We illustrate its capabilities
by presenting several applications implemented using Cap-
ToolKit. The entire system will be open-sourced to allow
utilization of our technology within other research projects.
By building on the existing toolkit researchers are provided
a foundation for developing their own sensor systems, algorithms,
and applications.