Research in the Brazilian Rainforest

For the past year our small EEE team in Microsoft External Research has been working with some fabulous researchers in Brazil looking at the rainforest ecosystem.  The Brazilian Rainforest Sensor Network project—a joint effort of the University of São Paulo, Johns Hopkins University, the São Paulo Research Foundation, the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research,…

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Memories for life – SenseCam available

It’s great to see that the technology behind the SenseCam work out of MSR Cambridge is now available for anyone to utilize.  It’s had some real success as an aid for people with memory loss – check out the papers – but it could also be used as a data collection device, I see it…

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Autonomous Monitoring of Vulnerable Habitats

There is a new article on the MSR Cambridge project on Skomer Island -Microsoft scientists unveil new technology to give early warning of sensitive species’ response to changing environments.  Also interesting is the use of the ScatterWeb .NET SDK from the Freie Universität Berlin. ScatterWeb .NET SDK is a new approach to working with wireless…

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Microsoft Research SenseCam

Just heard the MSR Sensors and Device Group in Cambridge updated their SenseCam website with information on the latest version as well as all the great research happening around Alleviating Memory Loss with patients in early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease.  This is great to see… Check out the article as well – Memorable Support for…

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MSR Networked Embedded Sensing Toolkit updated

The MSR Sense toolkit was updated to v.2a1 and is available for download  The MSR Networked Embedded Sensing Toolkit (MSR Sense) is a collection of software tools that allow users to collect, process, archive, and visualize data from a sensor network. The current version contains: a reconfigurable microserver execution environment (miuSEE), a small library implementing…

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SensorMap & Toolkit Tutorial

There is SensorMap training available, hosted at the IPSN 2007 conference in Boston, MA, USA, on Saturday April 28, 2007. Details on the tutorial are here. This tutorial includes a hands-on introduction and guide to the use and deployment of sensornet research tools from Microsoft Research (MSR): SensorMap and MSR Sense toolkit. SensorMap is a…

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Technology Review: The Year in Infotech and MSR SenseWeb

It’s great to see the MSR SenseWeb project picked as one of 2006 most significant advances in information technology by Technology Review.  Check out the SensorMap and you can see the JHU Life Under Your Feet Project sensors on the map. Geotagging. GPS is becoming a more common feature in mobile phones, cameras, and cars. The…

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