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Lab of Things is a shared infrastructure designed to help researchers develop and evaluate technologies in the home environment. Lab of Things uses the HomeOS software system which provides a PC-like abstraction for connected devices, enabling researchers
to deploy and monitor devices in a large number of geographically dispersed locations. Each household in a Lab of Things study runs HomeOS on a dedicated computer known as the Home Hub. The Home Hub interacts with the connected devices and hosts the applications
needed for the study (or studies) in which the household is participating.
HomeOS supports several different types of devices including Z-Wave devices, IP cameras, and custom devices built using prototyping platforms such as .NET Gadgeteer and Arduino. The HomeOS platform can easily be extended by writing drivers to support new
types of devices, and applications to introduce new capabilities. Lab of Things provides a common framework to write applications and has a set of capabilities beneficial to field deployments including logging application data to cloud storage, remote monitoring
of system health, and remote updating of applications.
The Lab of Things documentation shows you how to set up a Home Hub, configure connected devices, and get set up for development. Included are many software abstractions which will help you to write your own custom device drivers and applications.
Getting Started with Lab of Things
Lab of Things Devices
Lab of Things Glossary
Using Remote Access
Configure a Development Environment
HomeOS Software Architecture
Z-Wave Driver for HomeOS
Lab of Things Remote Management Portal
HomeOS Configuration Files
How to: Create a Scout
How to: Create a Driver
How to: Create an App
Using Arduino with Lab of Things
Using Azure Event Hubs & Stream Analytics with Lab of Things
Writing Data to Azure SQL using Azure Mobile Services
How to: Deploy a Study
How to: Store data using Bolt
How to: Remotely Update Home Hubs
Check out the videos on
http://www.lab-of-things.com/getstarted.html to see a series of videos on the development and setup of Lab of Things.
Last edited Feb 11, 2015 at 6:39 PM by dannyh206, version 37