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Recent Advances in Ambient Intelligence and Context-Aware Computing

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Modern devices, from phones and cars to houses and the appliances within them, are being designed with formidable computational power and expanded functionality. To be truly effective, these smart devices must effectively process data from their environment and experiences and make decisions based on that information. Recent Advances in Ambient Intelligence and Context-Aware Computing investigates the functionality of ubiquitous computational systems and how they may adapt to their environment to improve the quality of interaction for the end-user. This reference book will be of value to under- and post-graduate students, professionals, and researchers in networking, computer science, communications, and other information technology disciplines.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. CREATING COMPELLING USER EXPERIENCES
    3. ACTIVITY RECOGNITION
    4. BOOK OVERVIEW
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. TARGET AUDIENCE
    7. REFERENCES
  7. Chapter 1: Combined Ambient and Wearable Sensors for Gesture-Based Environmental Control in the Home
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. A NOVEL SENSOR GLOVE FOR GESTURE BASED CONTROL OF INFRARED BASED DEVICES
    4. GESTURE BASED ENVIRONMENT CONTROL USING A SMART WATCH (CHRONOS EZ430)
    5. A HYBRID SENSOR SYSTEM FOR HIGH FIDELITY HAND MOTION RECORDING AND PLAYBACK
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Chapter 2: Services and Monitors for Dependability Assessment of Mobile Health Monitoring Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. RELATED WORK
    4. 3. MOBILE HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEMS
    5. 4. THE FAILURE MODES AND EFFECTS ANALYSIS (FMEA)
    6. 5. THE PROPOSED SERVICES
    7. 6. USE OF A MONITOR
    8. 7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 3: A Camera-Based System for Determining Hand Range of Movement Measurements in Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. USING THE KINECT
    5. EVALUATION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  10. Chapter 4: Rehabilitation Systems in Ambient Assisted Living Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REHABILITATION IN AAL ENVIRONMENTS
    4. MOTION TRACKING
    5. SERIOUS GAMES
    6. ROBOTICS IN AAL ENVIRONMENTS
    7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 5: Developing Team Work in IT Education to Foster Student Engagement
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. AGILE
    5. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL REFLECTION
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 6: Common Problems Faced When Developing Applications for Mobile Devices
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. OPERATING SYSTEM CONSIDERATIONS
    5. WEB BASED, NATIVE, OR HYBRID APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
    6. PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
    7. SECURITY CONCERNS
    8. USER INTERFACE
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 7: Human Behaviour Recognition in Ambient Intelligent Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SPACE-TIME
    4. FOOTPRINT IDENTIFICATION
    5. FOOTPRINT PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS
    6. FROM PROBABILITIES TO FUZZY SETS
    7. QUALITATIVE DEMPSTER-SHAFER THEORY
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 8: Ambient Intelligence in the Bedroom
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. WAYS TO MONITOR HEALTH
    3. EXTRACTION OF RELEVANT INFORMATION
    4. IMPROVING RECOVERY DURING THE NIGHT BY OPTIMISING SLEEP CONDITIONS
    5. AUTOMATING TEDIOUS TASKS WHICH REOCCUR EVERY DAY
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 9: Holophonor
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TECHNOLOGICAL FEASIBILITY
    4. PROPOSED ARCHITECTURE
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 10: Smart Home Energy Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
    4. RELATED WORK
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. FUTURE WORK
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 11: Application Mobility
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. RELATED WORK ON CONTEXT-AWARENESS SUPPORTED APPLICATION MOBILITY
    4. 3. METHOD-CONCEPT-DRIVEN DESIGN RESEARCH
    5. 4. CONCEPT EXPLORATION, CRITIQUE, AND EXPRESSION
    6. 5. EXTERNAL DESIGN CRITIQUE
    7. 6. TOWARDS DESIGN: CASAM AS IT SUPPORT FOR MOBILE HOME CARE GROUPS
    8. 7. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 12: CAFCLA
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. MOTIVATION
    4. 3. FRAMEWORK OVERVIEW
    5. 4. FRAMEWORK DESCRIPTION
    6. 5. CAFCLA FUNCTIONING
    7. 6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 13: Contemporary Gold Rush or Scientific Advancement
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT FOR SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS
    4. 3. SOCIAL NETWORK MODELLING
    5. 4. SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS
    6. 5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  20. Chapter 14: Current Trends in Interoperability, Scalability, and Security of Pervasive Healthcare Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. APPLICATION ENVIRONMENTS
    4. CHALLENGES FOR THE PERVASIVE HEALTHCARE
    5. STATE OF THE ART
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 15: Holophonor
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. VISUAL MUSIC
    4. THE WIDER SPECTRUM
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. HOLOPHONOR
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  22. Chapter 16: Smart Displays in Ambient Intelligence Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. APPROACHES FOR ADAPTIVE CONTENT ON PUBLIC DISPLAYS
    4. 3. RELATED WORK
    5. 4. A FRAMEWORK FOR ADAPTIVE CONTENT ON PUBLIC DISPLAYS
    6. 5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 17: A Literacy and Numeracy E-Learning Mobile Application for Pre-Schoolers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. IMPLEMENTATION
    5. W3 XHTML VALIDATION CHECKS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 18: Light Therapy in Smart Healthcare Facilities for Older Adults
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. TECHNOLOGY: DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
    4. 3. IMPLEMENTATION AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 19: Context-Aware Mobile and Wearable Device Interfaces
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WEARABLE COMPUTING
    4. CONCLUSION AND OUTLOOK
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. ENDNOTES
  26. Compilation of References
  27. About the Contributors