Distributed modular toolbox for multi-modal context recognition

David Bannach, Kai Kunze, Paul Lukowicz, Oliver Amft

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34 Citations (Scopus)


We present a GUI-based C++ toolbox that allows for building distributed, multi-modal context recognition systems by plugging together reusable, parameterizable components. The goals of the toolbox are to simplify the steps from prototypes to online implementations on low-power mobile devices, facilitate portability between platforms and foster easy adaptation and extensibility. The main features of the toolbox we focus on here are a set of parameterizable algorithms including different filters, feature computations and classifiers, a runtime environment that supports complex synchronous and asynchronous data flows, encapsulation of hardware-specific aspects including sensors and data types (e.g., int vs. float), and the ability to outsource parts of the computation to remote devices. In addition, components are provided for group-wise, event-based sensor synchronization and data labeling. We describe the architecture of the toolbox and illustrate its functionality on two case studies that are part of the downloadable distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture of Computing Systems - ARCS 2006 - 19th International Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 10
Externally publishedYes
Event19th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems, ARCS 2006 - Frankfurt, Main, Germany
Duration: 2006 Mar 132006 Mar 16

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3894 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other19th International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems, ARCS 2006
CityFrankfurt, Main

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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