Student Conference Summer 2016

Survey of selected innovative work

Konstanz, May 30, 2016. The Student Conference (SC) presents scientific results obtained during a final thesis work or even advanced part as part of different lectures, which are executed at the Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory (UC-Lab) at HTWG Konstanz. The objective is to summarize the scientific work in an article of 4 pages length that is reviewed before acceptance and later presented during the conference. A poster and a demonstration accompany each presentation. The student conference is open to any interested attendee. The results of the workshop are going to be published in the Series Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory Letters with ISSN.

Here is a summary of the different work presented by in teams.

Smart Checkout Line Food Assistant (Isa Usmanov, Derek Feehrer) 

his project involves creating an internet-connected assistant for canteen checkout lines. This model uses a networked scanner to scan food items and send data to a server, which processes the data and send information to a web app to be displayed on a smartphone. The app displays the net statistics for all scanned items about nutrition, budgeting and allergy warnings.


Gaming Console: reanimation (Kevin Bundschuh, Christian Brüchig)

In recent years shared gardening projects are gaining popularity, which creates a need for a system to manage those gardens. The Intel Galileo based irrigation system solves several problems commonly occurring in shared gardening projects. The irrigation of plants in the garden is completely automated and can be configured through an app by every member of the gardeners. The actual level of the water tank and the actual soil moisture are shown live in the app. The app provides the gardeners also the opportunity to communicate among each other via a chat. Additionally the system notifies the gardeners in the chat, if the level of the water tank is too low.


Pulse Oximetry powered by Intel Curie (Georg Benner, Bastian Günther, Michael Schneider, Marc Handte)

Pulse oximetry is a noninvasive method to measure the arterial oxygen saturation. Nowadays, pulse oximeters belong to the standard equipment of intensive care units and rescue services. Also extreme athletes monitor the oxygen saturation during their activities. The motivation for this project was to develop a wearable pulse oximeter, powered by the brand new Intel Curie, which is specially developed for wearable devices. This entire functionality should be implemented very energy efficient. The key goal was to setup the communication between sensor and the Genuino101 evaluation board and to create an application, with which it is possible to read out data with a mobile device via Bluetooth low energy.


Designing and implementing an innovative system to identifying and visualizing moods of an audience (Benjamin Schaefer, Johannes Deck)

This paper describes the design and development of a prototype of a system with which a lecturer or a docent is able to see the state of mind of the audience and so to react on their mood swings. The user can tell the system a Twitter hashtag which is associated with the tweets of the audience. The system scans all tweets dedicated to this hashtag and identifies in this way the mood of the audience. Depending on the state of the mind, the system changes the lamp’s color. For That reason, the lecturer is able to change its teaching method depending on the current mood. In this way the system could improve the efficiency of transferring knowledge.


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