Book Chapter

Human Sensors

V Kostakos, J Rogstadius, D Ferreira, S Hosio, J Goncalves

Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness | Understanding complex systems | Springer International Publishing | Published : 2017


This chapter provides an overview of how humans can themselves act as sensors-human sensing-for data collection by considering a variety of scenarios. We start by providing a survey of literature, followed by proposed guidelines, and lastly discussing case studies which exemplify using humans for sensing and data collection. We present human sensing in three technical domains.