Creating animations of bluetooth network traces

Recently I have been working with Dimitris Moustakas to create a set of animations from bluetooth network traces. The animations are based on a dataset managed by and downloaded from CRAWDAD. The data was originally collected as part of the Reality Mining Project at MIT in which 100 participants were given bluetooth-enabled mobile phones and encouraged to carry them around over the course of the 2004-2005 academic year. Special software on the phones recorded bluetooth connections between devices. Specifically, if a mobile phone was within range of another and a connection was established then the start and end times of the connection and the device identification number were logged. The visualisations were created using SoNIA, a Java-based social network animation tool.

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