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Common Sense: Mobile Environmental Sensing Platforms to Support Community Action and Citizen Science

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posted on 01.01.2008, 00:00 authored by Paul M. Aoki, R.J. Honicky, Alan Mainwaring, Chris Myers, Eric Paulos, Sushmita Subramanian, Allison Woodruff
The Common Sense project is developing mobile environmental sensing platforms to support grassroots community action. To this end, we are building a family of hardware and software components that can be used in a range of applications, as well as developing new communication paradigms that enable communities of non-experts to gather and produce information that is “credible enough” for experts and policy-makers. The demonstration showcases one such platform, currently deployed on street sweeping vehicles in a major U.S. city.