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A Cooja-Based Tool for Coverage and Lifetime Evaluation in an In-Building Sensor Network

Conference Demo
Lanny Sitanayah, Cormac J. Sreenan, Szymon Fedor
Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, 2016
Publication year: 2016

Abstract: Contiki’s Cooja is a very popular Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) simulator, but it lacks support for modelling sensing coverage. We introduce WSN-Maintain, a Cooja-based tool for maintaining coverage requirements in an in-building WSN. To analyse the coverage of a building, WSN-Maintain takes as input the floorplan of the building, the coverage requirement of each region and the locations of sensor nodes. We take account of the heterogeneity of device speci cations in terms of communication capability and sensing coverage. WSN-Maintain is run in parallel with the collect-view tool of Contiki, which was integrated into the Cooja simulator. We show that WSN-Maintain is able to automatically turn on redundant nodes to maintain the coverage requirementwhen active nodes fail and report failures that require physical maintenance. This tool allows us to evaluate different approaches to maintain coverage, including deferring physical maintenance to reduce operational costs.

A Cooja-based tool for maintaining sensor network coverage requirements in a building

Conference Demo
Lanny Sitanayah, Cormac J Sreenan, Szymon Fedor
Proceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
Publication year: 2013

Abstract: Contiki’s Cooja is a very popular Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) simulator, but it lacks support for modelling sensing coverage. We introduce WSN-Maintain, a Cooja-based tool for maintaining coverage requirements in an in-building WSN. To analyse the coverage of a building, WSN-Maintain takes as input the floorplan of the building, the coverage requirement of each region and the locations of sensor nodes. We take account of the heterogeneity of device speci cations in terms of communication capability and sensing coverage. WSN-Maintain is run in parallel with the collect-view tool of Contiki, which was integrated into the Cooja simulator. We show that WSN-Maintain is able to automatically turn on redundant nodes to maintain the coverage requirement when active nodes fail and report failures that require physical maintenance. This tool allows us to evaluate different approaches to maintain coverage, including deferring physical maintenance to reduce operational costs.

Mobile application and wearable sensors for use in cognitive behavioral therapy for drug addiction and PTSD

Conference Demo
Richard Ribon Fletcher, Sharon Tam, Olufemi Omojola, Richard Redemske, Szymon Fedor, Joseph Mugisha Moshoka
5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth), May 2011, Pages 202-203.
Publication year: 2011

Abstract: We present a mobile system for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) developed for an ongoing study for patients with drug-addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The mobile platform consists of two parts: a wearable sensor system for collecting algorithm training data in the lab, and a mobile phone application used to
deliver therapeutic interventions as triggered by real-time
sensor data. Ecological momentary assessments (EMA) are also used as a means of collecting subjective data and validating the sensor classification algorithm. We provide a brief description of the wearable sensors, mobile phone software and network architecture used in the study.