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Thu Nov 30 19:51:33 CET 2006
On 11/30/06, Richard Franks <richard.franks at drdc-rddc.gc.ca> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 09:48 +0100, Sven Neuhaus wrote:
> > Sean Moss-Pultz wrote:
> > > > On 11/30/06 3:32 AM, "Robert Michel" <openmoko at robertmichel.de >
> > >> >> But this light sensor could also combined with localisation, time
> > >> >> provile (or movement sensor)
> > >> >> E.g. when I'm at home and the light sensor detects light at 2
> > >> >> in the morning, I will still be reachable for calls from my
> > > >
> > > > Combined with automatically switching profiles (AGPS stuff) this is
> > > > really an amazing idea.
> > Agreed - fascinating possibilities! FYI, the Motorola L2 phone has a
> > sensor (it toggles the keypad light), so it's been done already, but -
> > course - the closed software on that phone doesn't fully utilize it...
> I'm assuming that acquiring/monitoring the microphone input doesn't come
> for free.. but ambient noise level could also be used as an indicator of
> activity - either polling for one second every minute or so, or (if the
> ADC can be directed to acquire at a lower data rate) a continuous sample
> over a longer period of time -- you don't require too much resolution to
> monitor the presence of ambient noise.
> You would want to base it on an probabilistic analysis in either case,
> else it might pick up car headlights swinging across the window, a
> neighbours security light being triggered by raccoons, etc.
> Oh wait, that wouldn't work... if you had the phone in the bedroom it
> would allow incoming calls if you were snoring.
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It almost sounds like we should make a plugin framework for availability
detection, with plugins for the light sensor, PIM calendar, microphone (can
we set an interrupt if the ADC receives a level greater than X?) and so on
and so forth as people figure out other ways to detect it
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