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O. Galinina, K. Mikhaylov, K. Huang, S. Andreev and Y. Koucheryavy, "Wirelessly Powered Urban Crowd Sensing over Wearables: Trading Energy for Data," in IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 140-149, April 2018. doi: 10.1109/MWC.2018.1600468

Wirelessly powered urban crowd sensing over wearables : trading energy for data

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Author: Galinina, Olga1; Mikhaylov, Konstantin2; Huang, Kaibin3;
Organizations: 1Tampere University of Technology
2University of Oulu
3University of Hong Kong
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-01-23


In this article, we put forward the paradigm of mobile crowd sensing based on ubiquitous wearable devices carried by human users. The key challenge for mass user involvement in prospective urban crowd sensing applications, such as monitoring of large-scale phenomena (e.g., traffic congestion and air pollution levels), is the appropriate sources of motivation. We thus advocate for the use of wireless power transfer provided in exchange for sensed data to incentivize the owners of wearables to participate in collaborative data collection. Based on this construction, we develop a novel concept of wirelessly powered crowd sensing and offer the corresponding network architecture considerations together with a systematic review of wireless charging techniques to support implementation. Further, we contribute a detailed system-level feasibility study that reports on the achievable performance levels for the envisioned setup. Finally, the underlying energy- data trading mechanisms are discussed, and the work concludes with outlining open research opportunities.

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Series: IEEE wireless communications
ISSN: 1536-1284
ISSN-E: 1558-0687
ISSN-L: 1536-1284
Volume: 25
Issue: 2
Pages: 140 - 149
DOI: 10.1109/MWC.2018.1600468
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This publication was financially supported by the Academy of Finland (WiFiUS Project) and by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Agreement number 02.a03.21.0008). The work of S. Andreev is supported with a Post-doctoral Researcher grant by the Academy of Finland as well as with a Jorma Ollila grant by Nokia Foundation. The work of O. Galinina was supported with a personal research grant by the Finnish Cultural Foundation as well as with a Jorma Ollila grant by Nokia Foundation.
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