Pervasive Technology Solutions and Development
15 students in 3 teams
Pervasive technology is immensely omnipresent in our daily life and brings novel business prospects. Indeed, pervasive technology immerses the users in a triad of interaction, computation, and communication. But it also presents significant challenges ranging from technology architectural design and security concerns among many. This module will study the mechanisms and operating environments of pervasive technology. Some of the topics covered include computer and network architectures for pervasive computing, wearable technologies, internet of things, mobile computing mechanisms, location mechanisms, techniques for security and user authentication. The group project requires students to conceptualise a novel and innovative pervasive computing idea that solves a concrete problem. The nature of the problem can managerial or technopreneurial. The students also need to realise their idea by developing a fully functional prototype that incorporates multiple connected devices such as microcontroller, sensors, BLE beacons, smart phones and smart watches.