WearIT@work: Toward Real-World Industrial Wearable Computing

Abstract …wearable computers are often cited as an enabling technology for out-of-office applications. In fact, there has been a considerable amount of work on industrial applications of wearables. However, with the notable exception of the Symbol arim-worn system, this research has had little impact on industrial practice… Comments This article gives a general overview of [...]


T-Ray Sensing and Imaging

Abstract Terahertz-ray (T-ray) wavelengths are long enough to pass through dry, nonpolar objects opaque at visible wavelengths, but short enough to be manipulated by optical components to form an image. Sensing in this band potentially provides advantages in a number of areas of interest to security and defense such as screening of personnel for hidden [...]


Lend me your arms: The use and implications of humancentric RFID

Abstract Recent developments in the area of RFID have seen the technology expand from its role in industrial and animal tagging applications, to being implantable in humans. With a gap in literature identified between current technological development and future humancentric possibility, little has been previously known about the nature of contemporary humancentric applications. By employing [...]


A living cell-based biosensor utilizing G-protein coupled receptors: Principles and detection methods

Abstract This study explores the feasibility of using a bullfrog fibroblast cell line (FT cells) expressing protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) as the basis for a living cell-based biosensor. We have fabricated gold microelectrode arrays on a silicon dioxide substrate that supports long term, robust growth of the cells at room temperature and under ambient atmospheric [...]


A novel system for environmental monitoring through a cooperative/synergistic scheme between bioindicators and biosensors

Abstract This paper addresses environmental monitoring through a robust dynamic integration between biomonitor and biosensor systems…The two systems are conceptually interrelated and methodologically correlated to a cooperative/synergistic scheme (CSS) with a view to minimise uncertainty and monitoring costs and increase reliability of pollution control and abatement… The bioindicator ontology presented herein, including concepts, relations and [...]


Animals as Mobile Biological Sensors for Forest Fire Detection

Abstract This paper proposes a mobile biological sensor system that can assist in early detection of forest fires. The main idea presented in this paper is to utilize animals with sensors as Mobile Biological Sensors (MBS). The devices used in this system are animals which are native animals living in forests, sensors (thermo and radiation [...]


Sensor technology and its application in environmental analysis

Abstract Environmental analysis is one of the fundamental applications of chemical sensors. In this review we describe different sensor systems for the gas and liquid phases that have been tested either with real-life samples or in the field during the last five years. Most field sensors rely either on electrochemical or optical transducers. In the [...]


Hadoop

Abstract The Apache Hadoop  project develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers using a simple programming model. It is designed to scale up from single servers to thousands of machines, each offering [...]


Interconnected Media for Human-Centered Understanding

Abstract Today, there are many systems with large amounts of complex data sets. Visualizing these systems in a way that enlightens the user and provides a profound understanding of the respective information space is one of the big information visualization research challenges…To overcome this incapacity and to provide a solution to the dilemma of time [...]