Iobs-Adding Intelligence to Real-Life Objects
Ubiquitous computing systems are useful in developing technology to realize a vision of computation everywhere, where computer technology seamlessly integrates into everyday life, supporting users in their daily tasks. By embedding sensors, computation and communication into common artifacts, future computing applications can adapt to human users rather than the other way around. Consequently, exploring novel ubiquitous computing systems and applications inevitably requires prototyping not only software but also physical components. Intelligent objects (Iobs) are hardware and software components for augmenting physical objects with embedded processing and interaction. These components are embedded devices that interact with their environment through a configurable collection of sensors and actuators.