Wired reindeer herders is topic, May 2
Posted April 27, 2006; 05:46 p.m.
Avri Doria, a research consultant with Luleå University of
Technology in Sweden, will discuss the Sámi Network Connectivity
project in a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the Friend Center
The Sámi are a semi-nomadic tribe of reindeer herders. Swedish researchers have combined sensor networks with remote Internet access to provide tribal members with e-mail, cached Web access, reindeer herd-tracking telemetry and basic file and data transfer services. The sensor networks are attached to snowmobiles.
The talk is part of a lecture series on "Technology for Developing Regions" sponsored by the School of Engineering and Applied Science.