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TerMITes

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TerMITes are wireless environmental sensors that capture data to help us better understand our environments and human behavior. The sensor data is time-stamped and place-tagged, but otherwise hardware agnostic. TerMITes support multi-modal sensor attachments using common protocols and can be attached to objects in the home such as doors, windows, drawers, cabinets, tables, and chairs to register object usage. TerMITes directly log on to the Internet via low-power Wi-Fi for ease of connection and automatically upload to a centralized database. TerMITes bridge existing methods for qualitative inquiry about our experiences in various planes to quantitative recording based on sensor input. TerMITes are currently used to gather data on humidity, presence detection, ambient light, motion, carbon dioxide, and temperature. 

TerMITes are wireless environmental sensors that capture data to help us better understand our environments and human behavior. The sensor data is time-stamped and place-tagged, but otherwise hardware agnostic. TerMITes support multi-modal sensor attachments using common protocols and can be attached to objects in the home such as doors, windows, drawers, cabinets, tables, and chairs to register object usage. TerMITes directly log on to the Internet via low-power Wi-Fi for ease of connection and automatically upload to a centralized database. TerMITes bridge existing methods for qualitative inquiry about our experiences in various planes to quantitative recording based on sensor input. TerMITes are currently used to gather data on humidity, presence detection, ambient light, motion, carbon dioxide, and temperature.