Context Awareness System for Mobile Devices

ModeSense is a full stack system that enables indoor environments to become aware of what is happening in them, and then enables the environment to locally inform (offline) all nearby phones and other electronic devices about the most appropriate operating mode in the present time and space. We have developed an ultra-low cost, $5 device that can be installed in conference rooms, lecture halls, movie theaters, homes, and cars, which can dynamically determine the contexts in those areas and then locally broadcast the corresponding mode. Any phones in those areas are then aware of the mode in which they ought to be at that time, and can change their behavior accordingly.