Sensors in the Age of the Internet of Things
Technologies and applications
The IoT is the inter-networking of connected and smart devices, buildings, vehicles and other items which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. A sensor is a detection device that measures, records, or responds to a physical property. Sensors represent the front end of information processing. Progress in communication technologies is part of the multi-factorial advances in electronics, sensors, embedded computing, signal processing and machine learning methods that has led to the development of new capabilities in the IoT.
This edited book focuses on the technologies constituting the IoT from a sensor perspective, for an audience of researchers, scientists, engineers and graduate students with an interest in the field. Applications covered include connected sensors for smart cities, energy infrastructure, emergency management, and smart ports.
About the Editors
Octavian Adrian Postolache is Senior Researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Instrumentation and Measurement Group, Lisboa and Associate Professor with Habilitation at ISCTE - Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, Portugal. His fields of interest include smart sensors, pervasive computing, smart environments and devices for physical therapy assessment, wireless sensor networks, signal processing and data analytics, sensors for automated port terminals, Internet of Things and applications.
Edward Sazonov is Head of the Computer Laboratory of Ambient and Wearable Systems, and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama, USA. His research interests span ambient and wearable sensors and devices for human behaviour recognition and modification, and methods of biomedical signal processing and pattern recognition.
Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay is Professor of Mechanical and Electronics Engineering with the School of Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia. His fields of interest include sensors and sensing technology, instrumentation, wireless sensor networks, IoT, and mechatronics and robotics.
Octavian Adrian Postolache, Edward Sazonov, Subbas Chandra Mukhopadhyay