Some of the ongoing projects under Ubiquitous Computing are as follows:
Establishment of National Ubiquitous Computing Research Centres
Under National Ubiquitous Computing Research Initiative by C-DAC Centres (Hyderabad, Chennai & Bangalore), the objective is to create a R&D base in the multi-disciplinary areas of Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp). Some of the development areas include Intelligent Home technologies for Illumination control, HVAC and augmenting artifacts used at home such as Interactive Mirror, Smart Bed, Automated Kitchen, as well as Body Area Networks for connecting health care sensors in order to provide always-on (ubiquitous) healthcare.
Pollution Monitoring and Evaluation system
A project on Pollution Monitoring and Evaluation system using Sensor based Wireless Mesh Network for the protection of Public spaces" was initiated at IIM Kolkata.
The objective of the project is development of a Wireless Sensor Network for pollution monitoring by identifying the primary source of emission, (detecting Benzene, Toluene, Xylene, CO & CO2 et al, developing a mechanism for data filtering and aggregation, power management and finally commercialization of the product/ system. The field trials have been successfully completed in Kolkata Metropolitan area and the project is to be launched soon.
Design and Development of Ubiquitous Computing Test Bed and UC Applications
A Project on “Design and Development of Ubiquitous Computing Test Bed and UC Applications" is at IISc Bangalore. The project aims to develop efficient test-bed architecture for ubiquitous applications and a framework for testing UC applications having standard configurations. Currently many of the systems have already been developed.
Wireless Sensor Network for Real-Time Landslide Monitoring
A project on Wireless Sensor Network for Real-Time Landslide monitoring is on at Amrita University, Kollam, in Kerala. The project aims at development of a Wireless Sensor Network for Real-Time Landslide Monitoring with pore water pressure, tilt meter and rain gauge sensors, along with a wireless sensor network for the deployment site. With this technology in operation, the risk of landslide will be assessed and remote command and control interface will be provided for different purposes. The on-site sensors are to be installed very soon.
Development of Multimodal User Interface
A project on development of multimodal user interface for Internet access to common people in India is going on at IIT-Kharagpur. This project aims to providing support for Internet access to backward communities in India in their own languages like Hindi and Bengali and providing multimodal interaction facilities.
National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting Centre (NCMRWF)
A project on National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting Centre (NCMRWF), Noida is being implemented by C-DAC, Pune. This project jointly funded by DST and DIT is for setting up PARAM system. The project aims to port several weather forecasting models for Medium Range Weather Forecasting on PARAM Computers. Currently the system is under benchmarking and porting of forecasting software models will be continued for regular operational data.