Category: Ubiquitous Computing
We are leading research efforts into building the Internet of Things, connecting objects in the physical world to digital information on the Internet. Ubiquitous computing is at the heart of our research where computers will increasingly disappear into all ‘Things’ around us.
Our research focus spans from building tiny computers such as smart dust to revolutionary applications such as anti-counterfeiting and helping older people live safely and independently. Our research is focussed on many areas of Ubiquitous Computing including Low power sensing and monitoring, Activity recognition, Lightweight cryptography, Pervasive interactions, and Smart and social ‘Things’. Through our research, our goal is to develop novel applications in areas such as technology-assisted healthcare and Anti-counterfeiting technology.
Project Leader: Dr Damith Ranasinghe
Research Grant: Drones for Good: Airborne spatial tracking for saving endangered species. D. Ranasinghe, L. P. Koh, K. Falkner, B. Ostendorf, G. Puddy, ARC Linkage Project ($181,194) (2016-2018)
This project aims to develop an automated and distributed spatial tracking approach using low cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to locate and study endangered wildlife. Understanding animal behaviour and habits with granular spatial data is essential to develop effective monitoring and conservation strategies. Spatial tracking of radio collared wildlife using radio telemetry is a critical […]
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters: Paired Snap-On Buttons Connections for Balanced Antennas in Wearable Systems
A pair of commercial snap-on buttons is demonstrated as a detachable radio-frequency (RF) balanced connection between a garment-integrated textile dipole antenna and a passive sensor-enabled radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag in a wearable wireless system. This arrangement offers reliable, low-cost and easily detachable RF coupling and feeding connections for balanced antennas, as conceptualized in simulations and […]