September 2005 -- May 2007
Research Associate and lead software developer on the AMUSe (Autonomic Management of Ubiquitous Systems in e-Health) project, an EPSRC-funded collaborative project between University of Glasgow and Imperial College London.
AMUSe concerned itself with demonstrating and exploring a repeatable management architecture suitable for various environments, from wireless personal-area networks controlled by a PDA, to geographically distributed wide-area networks. This architecture included integrated management components (policy and discovery services) and mechanisms for delivering management content to subscribers (event bus). These components combined create a Self-Managed Cell (SMC), each instance of which has policies to allow interactions with other SMCs.
Our primary usage scenario included hospital outpatients wearing sensors in a personal-area network to constantly monitor their condition, these sensors communicating with a central management component (perhaps as powerful as a PDA) which monitors wireless components and collects data. Patient SMCs interacted doctor SMCs, hospital SMCs, etc. Interactions between these autonomous cells also formed a substantial part of the project. My time on this project involved:
The following are potentially useful links for anybody running Linux on their hx4700; I provide these almost as brain-dumps, or as future reference for myself, in the hope that somebody else might find them useful too.