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Sensors 2011, 11(10), 9361-9392;

UniDA: Uniform Device Access Framework for Human Interaction Environments

Integrated Group for Engineering Research, University of A Coruña, Ferrol 15011, Spain
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Received: 20 August 2011 / Revised: 23 September 2011 / Accepted: 23 September 2011 / Published: 29 September 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Spaces and Ubiquitous Solutions)
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Human interaction environments (HIE) must be understood as any place where people carry out their daily life, including their work, family life, leisure and social life, interacting with technology to enhance or facilitate the experience. The integration of technology in these environments has been achieved in a disorderly and incompatible way, with devices operating in isolated islands with artificial edges delimited by the manufacturers. In this paper we are presenting the UniDA framework, an integral solution for the development of systems that require the integration and interoperation of devices and technologies in HIEs. It provides developers and installers with a uniform conceptual framework capable of modelling an HIE, together with a set of libraries, tools and devices to build distributed instrumentation networks with support for transparent integration of other technologies. A series of use case examples and a comparison to many of the existing technologies in the field has been included in order to show the benefits of using UniDA. View Full-Text
Keywords: ubiquitous computing; distributed sensing; middleware; model and integration ubiquitous computing; distributed sensing; middleware; model and integration
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Varela, G.; Paz-Lopez, A.; Becerra, J.A.; Vazquez-Rodriguez, S.; Duro, R.J. UniDA: Uniform Device Access Framework for Human Interaction Environments. Sensors 2011, 11, 9361-9392.

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