Internet of Things Garage

Mobile Phone as a Sensor

This project aims to explore the possibility of using mobile phone as a sensor. New smart phone typically have over 14 sensors. Each of these sensors are less valuable individually. However, they can tell valuable stories when they are collected and fused together. Capturing data through sensors and sensing them to the cloud for processing has its own draw backs in terms of network communication and energy consumption. To this end, we explored how we can optimally use mobile phones as a sensor.





The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research.


The Australian National University (ANU) is a national research university located in Canberra, the capital of Australia.


Charith Perera, Prem Jayaraman, Arkady Zaslavsky, Peter Christen, and Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Dynamic Configuration of Sensors Using Mobile Sensor Hub in Internet of Things Paradigm, Proceedings of the IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), Melbourne, Australia, April, 2013, Pages 473-478 (6)
Charith Perera, Arkady Zaslavsky, Peter Christen, Ali Salehi, Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Capturing Sensor Data from Mobile Phones using Global Sensor Network Middleware, Proceedings of the IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) , Sydney, Australia, September, 2012, Pages 24-29 (6)
Charith Perera, Arkady Zaslavsky, Peter Christen, Ali Salehi, Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Connecting Mobile Things to Global Sensor Network Middleware using System-generated Wrappers, Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Workshop on Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access (ACM SIGMOD/PODS-Workshop-MobiDE), Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, May, 2012, pages 23-30 (8)