The Challenges of Wearable Computing, Part I and II

Abstract Wearable computing pursues an interface ideal of a continuoulsy worn, intelligent assistant that augments memory, intellect, creativity, communication, and physical senses and abilities. Many challenges await wearable designers as they balance innovative interfaces, power requirements, network resources, and privacy concerns. This survey describes the possibilities offered by wearables systems, and, in doing so, demonstrates [...]


Biological monitoring: lichens as bioindicators of air pollution assessment — a review

Abstract Often as part of environmental impact studies…biological indicators are required. This is because such indicators are valid instruments for evaluating the quality of the air ensuing from the subject (often an industrial plant)…In this context, this paper aims to analyse some of the theoretical aspects of biological monitoring and to provide a progress report [...]


Electrochemical biosensors: recommended definitions and classification

Abstract …An electrochemical biosensor is a self-contained integrated device, which is capable of providing specific quantitative or semi-quantitative analytical information using a biological recognition element (biochemical receptor) which is retained in direct spatial contact with an electrochemical transduction element. Because of their ability to be repeatedly calibrated, we recommend that a biosensor should be clearly [...]