Mobile Health Mashup is a small research project collaboration between Wireless@kth, Department of Communication Systems, and Motorola Applied Research. Frank Bentley, a principal research scientist at Motorola carried out two pilots togeter with Associate Professor Konrad Tollmar and guest researcher Cristobal Viedma at the newly established lab for infrastructure on mobile services at the Department of Communication Systems at KTH.
How can textiles be used as wireless system components?
The main goal with the project is to develop a larger research consortium on the theme of “Wireless Textiles”, e.g. textile materials used as antennae, sensors, actuators, battery cells and charging devices for novel interactive use settings. Our approach to interactive textile technology encompasses the whole wireless system, from radio transmission and reception to processing of data, sensors and actuators for control and representation of data, as well as the storage and generation of the power needed for all the wireless system components. We plan to explore and combine solutions in all these areas, and link them with our textile and interaction design expertise to explore the wireless textile ‘design space’, considering the user needs but also the available technological possibilities.
Implications on capex and profitability
The breakthrough for mobile broadband has intensified the competition on the access market making spectrum to a key asset. The aim with this project is to evaluate the significance of spectrum on operators businesses, and explore the implications on capex and profitability by modeling the relationship between engineering and strategic value of spectrum.