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Bluetooth ubiquitous networks: seamlessly integrating humans and machines

Olaf Diegel (Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand)
Glen Bright (Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand)
Johan Potgieter (Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand)

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



The integration of humans and machines can be achieved using Bluetooth ubiquitous networks. Ideally, the interface between users and machines should be completely seamless and transparent. A user should not need to take any physical action to have a machine react to commands. A novel application area for Bluetooth communication technology is being developed in the Massey University Smart House project, in New Zealand. The creation of a Bluetooth ubiquitous network allows the house users to be tracked and monitored throughout the house. Their specific preferences or needs can automatically be taken care of by a control computer. This paper outlines and describes this seamless application.



Diegel, O., Bright, G. and Potgieter, J. (2004), "Bluetooth ubiquitous networks: seamlessly integrating humans and machines", Assembly Automation, Vol. 24 No. 2, pp. 168-176.



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