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‘Chatter Colophon’ a Ubiquitous Computing Device using RFID and Text-to-speech

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 67 - Number 12
Year of Publication: 2013
Smitesh Deo
Sagar Tamhankar
Aniket Thanage

Smitesh Deo, Sagar Tamhankar and Aniket Thanage. Article: Chatter Colophon a Ubiquitous Computing Device using RFID and Text-to-speech. International Journal of Computer Applications 67(12):40-43, April 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Smitesh Deo and Sagar Tamhankar and Aniket Thanage},
	title = {Article: Chatter Colophon a Ubiquitous Computing Device using RFID and Text-to-speech},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {67},
	number = {12},
	pages = {40-43},
	month = {April},
	note = {Full text available}


Many computing devices plays very essential role in day to day life but one has to take care of its functionality and its safety at the same time. As these devices are visible, there occurs a need of technology which is kind of invisible but works automatically and intelligently. In 21st century the technology will be transformed into everyday small objects and it will be invisible as well. This is the vision of pervasive computing also termed as ubiquitous computing. This paper presents the motivation and design of a device named 'Chatter Colophon' which is one way interactive under the domain ubiquitous computing. Text to speech conversion technology plays a vital role in the design of this device. Chatter Colophon provides functionalities like Physical world connectivity (using Radio Frequency Identification i. e. RFID), Reminder Systems. Desirable customization for this device is possible through user interface.


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