Towards a Societal Scale, Mobile Sensing System

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Executive Summary

With the proliferation of sensor equipped smart phones, and augmented reality applications fast appearing, the mobile phone is becoming something much more than a scaled-down, connected IO and processing device. In addition to these standard PC traits, a cell phone is situated in an environment, mobile, and typically co-located with a user. These traits make the cell-phone ideally suited to track and understand the impact that the environment has on individuals, communities and cities, as well as to understand how humans effect their environment.

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