Ubiquitous computing market and companies in Finland

Nina Koivisto*

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    Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaConference contributionScientificvertaisarvioitu

    Abstrakti

    This report tries to clarify the concept of ubiquitous computing (UBI) and to examine it in the context of the Finnish economy. Defining UBI resulted in three different viewpoints: smart environments, embedded environments, and the internet of things. The criteria found from the literature and that interviewees were most satisfied with were: The user need not be aware of the computer inside the device; devices are networked; the system allows every object to connect to every other object, and it influences everyday life. The most important industries in Finland, according to interviews, are: UBI technology (such as sensors, GPS, RFID, and NFC), appliances (such as heart rate monitors and mobile phones), UBI services (such as tailored location-based services or sensoring), automation (such as process automation, real estate automation, or home automation), and traffic or logistics. Future research could study other than technical aspects of UBI, such as user experiences of UBI services or networks of UBI companies in Finland.

    AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
    OtsikkoUBICOMM 2011 - 5th International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies; PECES 2011 - 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Computing in Embedded Systems
    Sivut206-210
    Sivumäärä5
    TilaJulkaistu - 2011
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
    TapahtumaInternational Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies - Lisbon, Portugali
    Kesto: 20 marraskuuta 201125 marraskuuta 2011

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies
    LyhennettäUBICOMM
    MaaPortugali
    KaupunkiLisbon
    Ajanjakso20/11/201125/11/2011

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