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Gator Tech Smart House CNT 5517-5564 Dr. Sumi Helal University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 helal@cise.ufl.edu
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Reading Materials A. Helal, W. Mann, H. Elzabadani, J. King, Y. Kaddourah and E. Jansen, "Gator Tech Smart House: A Programmable Pervasive Space", IEEE Computer magazine, March 2005, pp 64-74. ( pdf ) A. Helal, J. King, H. Zabadani and Y Kaddourah, "The Gator Tech Smart House: An Assistive Environment for Successful Aging," Book Chapter in "Advanced Intelligent Environments," H. Hagrass, Editor, Springer Verlag
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The Gator Tech Smart House What is it? What is its goal? What is it made of?
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What is the GTSH? A 2500 sq ft single family house in the Oak Hammock Continuous Care Retirement Community, in Gainesville, Florida. A Pervasive Computing Space An experimental laboratory in which pervasive computing middleware and applications are innovated and validated by engineers as well as end users.
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Floor Plan of the Gator Tech Smart House
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What is the goal of the GTSH? Successful Aging Transform a home into an Assistive Environment Focus is on the elderly population and population of individuals with special needs. Performance metrics: Quality of Life Privacy Preservation Cost Scalability of Deployment
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What is the GTSH made of? Dumb objects Sensors Actuators Devices Appliances Sensor Platforms
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Sensors and Actuators
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A Variety of Sensors and Actuators
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More Sensors & Actuators
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Even More Sensors & Actuators
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Pressure Sensors Floor, Bed, Seats Contact/Proximity Sensors Doors, Windows, Toilet, Microwave, Mailbox Microphone Voice Control Cameras Outdoor Security, Front Door Flow Meters Sinks, Soap Dispenser Light Blinds, TV-mode, Power Saving RFID Readers Keyless Entry, Microwave, Smart Plugs Motion Sensors Tracking Temperature Sensors Climate Control, Oven Power Counters Power Management, Appliance Use Moisture Sensors Leak Detection Barcode Reader Medicine Reminder Infrared Sensors Resource Monitoring Push-button Sensors Doorbell, Light Switches Servos Blinds, Front Door Deadbolt Door Opener Keyless Entry, Voice Control TVs Entertainment, Notification Speakers Entertainment, Notification Microwave Cooking Assistant Camera PTZ Security X10 Appliance Control
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Simple Sensors ANALOG Can provide a range of values Generally requires 3 pins (wires) to use: Power / Reference Voltage Ground Input Requires ADC DIGITIAL Two values: On/Off No ADC required
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Pressure / Force Sensitive Resistors (FSR) Polymer Thick Film (PTF) Device: Piezo- electric (actually Piezo- resistive) As force increases, resistance decreases
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FSR Salient Characteristics Force Sensitivity: <100g to >10kg Pressure Range:
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