This paper describes the design and implementation of a multi-modal, multimedia capable sensor networking framework called SenseTK.
SenseTK allows application writers to easily construct multi-modal, multimedia sensor networks that include both traditional scalar-based
sensors as well as sensors capable of recording sound and video. The distinguishing features of such systems include the need to push
application processing deep within the sensor network, the need to bridge extremely low power and low computation devices, and the need
to distribute and manage such systems. This paper describes the design and implementation of SenseTK and provides several diverse
examples to show the flexibility and unique aspects of SenseTK. Finally, we experimentally measure several aspects of SenseTK.