Smart Homes and Health Telematics

Smart Homes and Health Telematics
Author: Abdelsalam (Sumi) Helal,Simanta Mitra,Johnny Wong,Carl K. Chang,Mokhtari Mounir
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2008-06-21
ISBN 10: 3540699163
ISBN 13: 9783540699163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Homes and Health Telematics Book Review:

We often conceptualize that older adults retire into a life of carefree luxury among palm trees, golf courses, and pristine beaches. Unfortunately, reality differs today – many retire in place, and often it is the case they retire in rural areas far from hospitals and care-giving centers. For instance, over half of the older population in the state of Minnesota lives in small towns away from the center of care, which is Minneapolis/St. Paul. This year, ICOST 2008 aimed at focusing on this important reality and on gerontechnology––the use of technology to enhance the quality of life of older adults in rural lands. We had a strong technical program this year spanning many critical topics incl- ing: remote monitoring and tele-care, access control and privacy preservation, und- standing user requirements and needs, autonomic learning and reasoning about user behavior, activities and contexts, user interface design, middleware for sensing and actuation in smart homes, cognitive assistants, context-aware service provisioning, among other topics. We received a total of 54 submissions of papers, abstracts and posters, from 14 diff- ent countries. Through a blind review process, we accepted 24 full papers, 9 abstracts, and 7 posters. Each submission received two or three reviews with the exception of a few that received four reviews. We are thankful to all the reviewers who helped in the review process including members of the Technical Committee and the additional reviewers that we needed to compensate for unreturned reviews.

Pervasive Healthcare Computing

Pervasive Healthcare Computing
Author: Upkar Varshney
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-04-21
ISBN 10: 1441902155
ISBN 13: 9781441902153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pervasive Healthcare Computing Book Review:

Pervasive healthcare is the conceptual system of providing healthcare to anyone, at anytime, and anywhere by removing restraints of time and location while increasing both the coverage and the quality of healthcare. Pervasive Healthcare Computing is at the forefront of this research, and presents the ways in which mobile and wireless technologies can be used to implement the vision of pervasive healthcare. This vision includes prevention, healthcare maintenance and checkups; short-term monitoring (home healthcare), long-term monitoring (nursing home), and personalized healthcare monitoring; and incidence detection and management, emergency intervention, transportation and treatment. The pervasive healthcare applications include intelligent emergency management system, pervasive healthcare data access, and ubiquitous mobile telemedicine. Pervasive Healthcare Computing includes the treatment of several new wireless technologies and the ways in which they will implement the vision of pervasive healthcare.

Handbook of Research on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments

Handbook of Research on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments
Author: Nak-Young Chong,Fulvio Mastrogiovanni
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2010-08-01
ISBN 10: 1616928573
ISBN 13: 9781616928575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Book Review:

"This book covers the cutting-edge aspects of AMI applications, specifically those involving the effective design, realization, and implementation of a comprehensive ambient intelligence in smart environments"--

Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health Safety Ergonomics and Risk Management Healthcare Applications

Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health  Safety  Ergonomics and Risk Management  Healthcare Applications
Author: Vincent G. Duffy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2019-07-10
ISBN 10: 3030222195
ISBN 13: 9783030222192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health Safety Ergonomics and Risk Management Healthcare Applications Book Review:

This two-volume set LNCS 11581 and 11582 constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management, DHM 2019, which was held as part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, in Orlando, FL, USA, in July 2019. The total of 1275 papers and 209 posters included in the 35 HCII 2019 proceedings volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 5029 submissions. DHM 2019 includes a total of 77 papers; they were organized in topical sections named: Part I, Human Body and Motion: Anthropometry and computer aided ergonomics; motion prediction and motion capture; work modelling and industrial applications; risk assessment and safety. Part II, Healthcare Applications: Models in healthcare; quality of life technologies; health dialogues; health games and social communities.

Medical Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Medical Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Author: Arvin Agah
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2013-11-06
ISBN 10: 1439884331
ISBN 13: 9781439884331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Applications of Artificial Intelligence Book Review:

Enhanced, more reliable, and better understood than in the past, artificial intelligence (AI) systems can make providing healthcare more accurate, affordable, accessible, consistent, and efficient. However, AI technologies have not been as well integrated into medicine as predicted. In order to succeed, medical and computational scientists must develop hybrid systems that can effectively and efficiently integrate the experience of medical care professionals with capabilities of AI systems. After providing a general overview of artificial intelligence concepts, tools, and techniques, Medical Applications of Artificial Intelligence reviews the research, focusing on state-of-the-art projects in the field. The book captures the breadth and depth of the medical applications of artificial intelligence, exploring new developments and persistent challenges.

Mobile Social Networking

Mobile Social Networking
Author: Alvin Chin,Daqing Zhang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2013-10-30
ISBN 10: 1461485797
ISBN 13: 9781461485797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobile Social Networking Book Review:

The use of contextually aware, pervasive, distributed computing, and sensor networks to bridge the gap between the physical and online worlds is the basis of mobile social networking. This book shows how applications can be built to provide mobile social networking, the research issues that need to be solved to enable this vision, and how mobile social networking can be used to provide computational intelligence that will improve daily life. With contributions from the fields of sociology, computer science, human-computer interaction and design, this book demonstrates how mobile social networks can be inferred from users' physical interactions both with the environment and with others, as well as how users behave around them and how their behavior differs on mobile vs. traditional online social networks.

Assistive Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Assistive Technologies  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1794
Release: 2013-08-31
ISBN 10: 1466644230
ISBN 13: 9781466644236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Review:

Individuals with disabilities often have difficulty accomplishing tasks, living independently, and utilizing information technologies; simple aspects of daily life taken for granted by non-disabled individuals. Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents a comprehensive collection of research, developments, and knowledge on technologies that enable disabled individuals to function effectively and accomplish otherwise impossible tasks. These volumes serve as a crucial reference source for experts in fields as diverse as healthcare, information science, education, engineering, and human-computer interaction, with applications bridging multiple disciplines.

Intelligent Internet of Things

Intelligent Internet of Things
Author: Farshad Firouzi,Krishnendu Chakrabarty,Sani Nassif
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 647
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 3030303675
ISBN 13: 9783030303679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Internet of Things Book Review:

This holistic book is an invaluable reference for addressing various practical challenges in architecting and engineering Intelligent IoT and eHealth solutions for industry practitioners, academic and researchers, as well as for engineers involved in product development. The first part provides a comprehensive guide to fundamentals, applications, challenges, technical and economic benefits, and promises of the Internet of Things using examples of real-world applications. It also addresses all important aspects of designing and engineering cutting-edge IoT solutions using a cross-layer approach from device to fog, and cloud covering standards, protocols, design principles, reference architectures, as well as all the underlying technologies, pillars, and components such as embedded systems, network, cloud computing, data storage, data processing, big data analytics, machine learning, distributed ledger technologies, and security. In addition, it discusses the effects of Intelligent IoT, which are reflected in new business models and digital transformation. The second part provides an insightful guide to the design and deployment of IoT solutions for smart healthcare as one of the most important applications of IoT. Therefore, the second part targets smart healthcare-wearable sensors, body area sensors, advanced pervasive healthcare systems, and big data analytics that are aimed at providing connected health interventions to individuals for healthier lifestyles.

Distributed Ambient and Pervasive Interactions Understanding Humans

Distributed  Ambient and Pervasive Interactions  Understanding Humans
Author: Norbert Streitz,Shin’ichi Konomi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 3319911252
ISBN 13: 9783319911250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Ambient and Pervasive Interactions Understanding Humans Book Review:

This two volume set constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, DAPI 2018, held as part of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2018, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA in July 2018. The total of 1171 papers and 160 posters presented at the 14 colocated HCII 2018 conferences. The papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 4346 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas.. The LNCS 10921 and LNCS 10922 contains papers addressing the following major topics: Technologies and Contexts ( Part I) and Understanding Humans (Part IΙ)

Computing Control Information and Education Engineering

Computing  Control  Information and Education Engineering
Author: Hsiang-Chuan Liu,Wen-Pei Sung,Wenli Yao
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1040
Release: 2015-08-18
ISBN 10: 1315685892
ISBN 13: 9781315685892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computing Control Information and Education Engineering Book Review:

This proceedings set contains selected Computer, Information and Education Technology related papers from the 2015 International Conference on Computer, Intelligent Computing and Education Technology (CICET 2015), to be held April 11-12, 2015 in Guilin, P.R. China. The proceedings aims to provide a platform for researchers, engineers and academics

GeNeDis 2016

GeNeDis 2016
Author: Panayiotis Vlamos
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-10-01
ISBN 10: 3319573489
ISBN 13: 9783319573489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GeNeDis 2016 Book Review:

The 2nd World Congress on Genetics, Geriatrics and Neurodegenerative Disease Research (GeNeDis 2016), will focus on recent advances in geriatrics and neurodegeneration, ranging from basic science to clinical and pharmaceutical developments and will provide an international focum for the latest scientific discoveries, medical practices, and care initiatives. Advances information technologies will be discussed along with their implications for various research, implementation, and policy concerns. In addition, the conference will address European and global issues in the funding of long-term care and medico-social policies regarding elderly people. GeNeDis 2016 takes place in Sparta, Greece, 20-23 October, 2016. This volume focuses on the sessions that address geriatrics.

Towards a User centric Context Aware System

Towards a User centric Context Aware System
Author: Sian Lun Lau
Publsiher: kassel university press GmbH
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 3862192458
ISBN 13: 9783862192458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Internet of Things Smart Spaces and Next Generation Networks and Systems

Internet of Things  Smart Spaces  and Next Generation Networks and Systems
Author: Olga Galinina,Sergey Andreev,Sergey Balandin,Yevgeni Koucheryavy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 769
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 3319673807
ISBN 13: 9783319673806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet of Things Smart Spaces and Next Generation Networks and Systems Book Review:

This book constitutes the joint refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Next Generation Wired/Wireless Advanced Networks and Systems, NEW2AN 2017, the 10th Conference on Internet of Things and Smart Spaces, ruSMART 2017. The 71 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 202 submissions. The papers of NEW2AN focus on advanced wireless networking and applications; lower-layer communication enablers; novel and innovative approaches to performance and efficiency analysis of ad-hoc and machine-type systems; employed game-theoretical formulations, Markov chain models, and advanced queuing theory; grapheme and other emerging material, photonics and optics; generation and processing of signals; and business aspects. The ruSMART papers deal with fully-customized applications and services. The NsCC Workshop papers capture the current state-of-the-art in the field of molecular a nd nanoscale communications such as information, communication and network theoretical analysis of molecular and nanonetwork, mobility in molecular and nanonetworks; novel and practical communication protocols; routing schemes and architectures; design/engineering/evaluation of molecular and nonoscale communication systems; potential applications and interconnections to the Internet (e.g. the Internet of Nano Things).

Aging Friendly Technology for Health and Independence

Aging Friendly Technology for Health and Independence
Author: Yeunsook Lee,Z. Zenn Bien,Mounir Mokhtari,Jeong Tai Kim,Mignon Park,Jongbae Kim,Heyoung Lee,Ismail Khalil
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-06-17
ISBN 10: 3642137784
ISBN 13: 9783642137785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging Friendly Technology for Health and Independence Book Review:

We are living in a world full of innovations for the elderly and people with special needs to use smart assistive technologies and smart homes to more easily perform activities of daily living, to continue in social participation, to engage in entertainment and leisure activities, and to enjoy living independently. These innovations are inspired by new technologies leveraging all aspects of ambient and pervasive intel- gence with related theories, technologies, methods, applications, and services on ub- uitous, pervasive, AmI, universal, mobile, embedded, wearable, augmented, invisible, hidden, context-aware, calm, amorphous, sentient, proactive, post–PC, everyday, autonomic computing from the engineering, business and organizational perspectives. In the field of smart homes and health telematics, significant research is underway to enable aging and disabled people to use smart assistive technologies and smart homes to foster independent living and to offer them an enhanced quality of life. A smart home is a vision of the future where computers and computing devices will be available naturally and unobtrusively anywhere, anytime, and by different means in our daily living, working, learning, business, and infotainment environments. Such a vision opens tremendous opportunities for numerous novel services/applications that are more immersive, more intelligent, and more interactive in both real and cyber spaces.

Examining Developments and Applications of Wearable Devices in Modern Society

Examining Developments and Applications of Wearable Devices in Modern Society
Author: Delabrida Silva, Saul Emanuel,Rabelo Oliveira, Ricardo Augusto,Loureiro, Antonio Alfredo Ferreira
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2017-08-07
ISBN 10: 1522532919
ISBN 13: 9781522532910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Examining Developments and Applications of Wearable Devices in Modern Society Book Review:

Wearable technology can range anywhere between activity trackers to prosthetics. These new advancements are continuously progressing and becoming a part of daily life. Examining Developments and Applications of Wearable Devices in Modern Society is a pivotal reference source for the most innovative research on the expansion of wearable computing and technology. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as stroke monitoring, augmented reality, and cancer detection, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the challenges and benefits of the latest wearable devices.

Artificial Intelligence XXXVIII

Artificial Intelligence XXXVIII
Author: Max Bramer
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030911004
ISBN 13: 9783030911003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Human Centric Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence

Human Centric Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence
Author: Hamid Aghajan,Juan Carlos Augusto,Ramon Lopez-Cozar Delgado
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2009-09-25
ISBN 10: 9780080878508
ISBN 13: 0080878504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Centric Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence Book Review:

To create truly effective human-centric ambient intelligence systems both engineering and computing methods are needed. This is the first book to bridge data processing and intelligent reasoning methods for the creation of human-centered ambient intelligence systems. Interdisciplinary in nature, the book covers topics such as multi-modal interfaces, human-computer interaction, smart environments and pervasive computing, addressing principles, paradigms, methods and applications. This book will be an ideal reference for university researchers, R&D engineers, computer engineers, and graduate students working in signal, speech and video processing, multi-modal interfaces, human-computer interaction and applications of ambient intelligence. Hamid Aghajan is a Professor of Electrical Engineering (consulting) at Stanford University, USA. His research is on user-centric vision applications in smart homes, assisted living / well being, smart meetings, and avatar-based social interactions. He is Editor-in-Chief of "Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments", has chaired ACM/IEEE ICDSC 2008, and organized workshops/sessions/tutorials at ECCV, ACM MM, FG, ECAI, ICASSP, CVPR. Juan Carlos Augusto is a Lecturer at the University of Ulster, UK. He is conducting research on Smart Homes and Classrooms. He has given tutorials at IJCAI’07 and AAAI’08. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Book Series on "Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments" and the "Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments". He has co-Chaired ICOST’06, AITAmI’06/07/08, and is Workshops Chair for IE’09. Ramón López-Cózar Delgado is a Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Telecommunications of the University of Granada, Spain. His research interests include speech recognition and understanding, dialogue management and Ambient Intelligence. He is a member of ISCA (International Speech Communication Association), SEPLN (Spanish Society on Natural Language Processing) and AIPO (Spanish Society on HCI). Integrates engineering and computing methods that are essential for designing and implementing highly effective ambient intelligence systems Contains contributions from the world’s leading experts in academia and industry Gives a complete overview of the principles, paradigms and applications of human-centric ambient intelligence systems

Transforming Ergonomics with Personalized Health and Intelligent Workplaces

Transforming Ergonomics with Personalized Health and Intelligent Workplaces
Author: M. Vega-Barbas,F. Seoane
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2019-06-05
ISBN 10: 1614999732
ISBN 13: 9781614999737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Ergonomics with Personalized Health and Intelligent Workplaces Book Review:

Life expectancy is increasing, and we are all expected to work for longer as a result. A balance must be found between the demands of work and human capabilities, and this makes the prevention of workplace-related health problems more important than ever. Emerging technologies, such as smart textiles, wearable devices, and the Internet of Things have enabled the development of intelligent biomedical clothing and the integration of pervasive sensitive services into the environment, and together with ambient intelligence technology techniques and big data analytics, have fostered a proliferation of p-Health monitoring solutions. This book presents a collection of the most significant challenges and advances in the field of intelligent workspaces and personalized ergonomics, bringing together the most relevant results of various international research projects. The book is organized into three main sections: Personalized Ergonomics, which explores the need for practical and reliable risk assessment methods for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and the enhancement of the workplace; Pervasive Technology for Intelligent Workplaces, which identifies the opportunities and challenges of technology-based interventions and the security and privacy issues of the smart workplace; and Data Warehouse Governance and Analytics. The book concludes with a chapter on lessons learnt. The transformation of the working environment into a healthy and intelligent space will not only support ergonomists, employees and employers, but may also be the solution to the sustainability of our current social welfare systems, and the book will be of interest to all those concerned with workplace health.

The Patient Factor

The Patient Factor
Author: Richard J. Holden,Rupa S. Valdez
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2021-02-28
ISBN 10: 100035881X
ISBN 13: 9781000358810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Patient Factor Book Review:

Patients are increasingly encouraged to take an active role in managing their health and health care. New technologies, cultural shifts, trends in healthcare delivery, and policies have brought to the forefront the "work" patients, families, and other non-professionals perform in pursuit of health. Volume I provides a theoretical and methodological foundation for the emerging discipline of Patient Ergonomics – the science of patient work. The Patient Factor: Theories and Methods for Patient Ergonomics, Volume I defines Patient Ergonomics, explains its importance, and situates it in a broader historical and societal context. It reviews applicable theories and methods from human factors/ergonomics and related disciplines, across domains including consumer technology, patient-professional communication, self-care, and patient safety. The Patient Factor is ideal for academics working in health care and patient-centered research, their students, human factors practitioners working in healthcare organizations or at technology companies, frontline healthcare professionals, and leaders of healthcare delivery organizations.

Smart Education and e Learning 2018

Smart Education and e Learning 2018
Author: Vladimir L. Uskov,Robert J. Howlett,Lakhmi C. Jain,Ljubo Vlacic
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2018-05-28
ISBN 10: 3319923633
ISBN 13: 9783319923635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Education and e Learning 2018 Book Review:

This book features the contributions presented at the 5th International KES Conference on Smart Education and e-Learning, which took place in Gold Coast, Australia, June 20–22, 2018. The peer-reviewed papers are grouped into several interconnected parts: Part 1 – Smart Education: Systems and Technology, Part 2 – Smart Pedagogy, Part 3 – Smart Education: Case Studies and Research, and Part 4: Sustainable Learning Technologies: Smart Higher Education Futures. Smart education and smart e-learning are emerging and rapidly growing areas with the potential to transform existing teaching strategies, learning environments, and educational activities and technology in the classroom. Smart education and smart e-learning focus on enabling instructors to develop new ways of achieving excellence in teaching in highly technological smart classrooms, and providing students with new opportunities to maximize their success and select the best options for their education, location and learning style, as well as the mode of content delivery. This book serves as a useful source of research data and valuable information on current research projects, best practices and case studies for faculty, scholars, Ph.D. students, administrators, and practitioners – all those who are interested in smart education and smart e-learning.