Ambient Sensor Network Technologies for Global Connectivity Support

Masayoshi OHASHI

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E98-B    No.9    pp.1733-1740
Publication Date: 2015/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E98.B.1733
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Emerging Technologies on Ambient Sensor Networks toward Future Generation)
sensor network,  sensor,  actuator,  RESTful,  CBT,  

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This paper discusses the core ambient sensor network (ASN) technologies in view of their support for global connectivity. First, we enumerate ASN services and use cases and then discuss the underlying core technologies, in particular, the importance of the RESTful approach for ensuring global accessibility to sensors and actuators. We also discuss several profile-handling technologies for context-aware services. Finally, we envisage the ASN trends, including our current work for cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in mental healthcare. We strongly believe that ASN services will become widely available in the real world and an integral part of daily life and society in the near future.