June 1st, 2012  |  Published in Demos, Research, startups

Particle Computer is an enabling platform for various scenarios related to Ubicomp. Particles are tiny wireless nodes where a huge variety of sensors can be attached. Further, the fully programmable micro controller accompanied by powerful libraries let novices as well as professionals implement applications in the fields of sensor networks, human-computer interaction, supply-chain management and many more. The proprietary communication protocol AwareCon is able to handle highly mobile and highly scalable communication situations. Although battery-driven, Particle Computer can achieve lifetime of up to several years. The project covers several aspects including system software and tools for developing Particle applications and sensor data analysis.

Teco Particle Website

Selected Publications

Till Riedel, Christian Decker, Albert Krohn, Michael Beigl, Tobias Zimmer (2006) A File System for Resource Abstraction in Ubicomp, Advances in Pervasive Computing 2006 (ed.), p. 61-64, Austrian Computer Society, pdf

Christian Decker, Till Riedel, Michael Beigl, Albert Krohn (2005) A file system for system programming in ubiquitous computing, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 11(1), p. 21-31, Springer-Verlag, url, doi:10.1007/s00779-005-0060-5

Christian Decker, Albert Krohn, Michael Beigl, Tobias Zimmer (2005) The particle computer system, Proc 4th Intl Conf Information Processing Sensor Networks IPSN 05, p. 443-448, IEEE Press, url, doi:10.1109/IPSN.2005.1440969

Michael Beigl, Albert Krohn, Tobias Zimmer, Christian Decker (2004) Typical Sensors needed in Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing, p. 153-158, url

Tobias Zimmer, Frank Binder, Michael Beigl, Christian Decker, Albert Krohn (2003) Resource Management for Particle-Computers, Poster at at Ubicomp 2003, Seattle, USA, pdf





Research Topics:

Sensor node hardware, Sensor node firmware, low-power communication protocols, sensor node system software and OS,

Application and economic dissemination:

Prototype, Used for almost all projects since 2004, Spin-off Particle-Computer GmbH


LoCostix, RELATE, P2P4Ubicomp, CoBIs, SmartSurroundings

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