Visual Sensor Network Technology and its Applications

Li-minn Ang, Kah Phooi Seng

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    The combination of image sensors with wireless sensor network (WSN) technology has resulted in a new network technology called a visual sensor network (VSN). On the one hand, VSNs can be seen as an extension of traditional WSNs where image sensors have replaced scalar sensors. On the other hand,the use of image sensors in VSNs brings with it a different set of practical and research challenges. This is because image sensors generate a very high amount of data that would have to be processed and transmitted within the network. In this chapter, we present an introduction to VSN technology and provide an overview of research issues and trends. Issues related to energy efficient processing, collaborative processing, and hardware technology will be highlighted. This chapter will also give a brief introduction to the other chapters in the book with a focus on showing how the topics covered in each chapter relate to the overall picture of visual information processing in wireless sensor network environments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVisual Information Processing in Wireless Sensor Networks:
    Subtitle of host publicationTechnology, Trends and Applications
    EditorsLi-Minn Ang, Kah Phooi Seng
    PublisherIGI Global
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Electronic) 9781613501542
    ISBN (Print)9781613501535, 9781613501559
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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