Quite an amazing idea. This article details using a series of common sensors, like microphones, accelerometers, light sensors and more, combine their data streams and sense a wide variety of home activities instead of building sensors into each, individual device. —Douglas
To fulfill the real promise of the Internet of Things there needs to be computing and sensing in each and every object in your home. In your office. In your neighborhood.
But not only would that be impractical, and expensive, it would be intrusive, and awkward. So what if, instead of deploying thousands of sensors in a room, you could deploy just a single sensor that could indirectly monitor the whole room?
An interesting link found among my daily reading