IoTtalk: A Management Platform for Reconfigurable Sensor Devices

Yi-Bing Lin, Yun-Wei Lin, Chun Ming Huang, Chang Yen Chih, Phone Lin

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IoTtalk is a platform for Internet of Things (IoT) device interaction, which nicely integrates a reconfigurable multi-sensor device called MorSensor with the proposed IoT management platform in the network domain. The sensors can be dynamically plugged in/out of a MorSensor device without being turned off, and IoTtalk automatically generates/reuses the application software for these sensors. We propose a dynamic ranging concept that automatically specifies the value range of a sensor so that it can send 'meaningful' data to any connected output IoT device. Therefore, a MorSensor device can 'talk' to other IoT devices, such as a light bulb or an electric fan. We also show that IoTtalk is a simple yet almost free solution for automatic sensor calibration. Finally, we illustrate that IoTtalk is a powerful tool for developing interactive science experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7878616
Pages (from-to)1552-1562
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2017


  • Dynamic ranging
  • interactive science experiment
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • reconfigurable sensor device
  • sensor calibration


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