Haptic Teleoperation Systems: Signal Processing Perspective by Jae-young Lee,Shahram Payandeh

By Jae-young Lee,Shahram Payandeh

This publication examines the sign processing viewpoint in haptic teleoperation structures. this article covers the subjects of prediction, estimation, structure, facts compression and mistake correction that may be utilized to haptic teleoperation structures. The authors start with an outline of haptic teleoperation platforms, then examine a Bayesian method of haptic teleoperation platforms. They circulation onto a dialogue of haptic information compression, haptic facts digitization and ahead mistakes correction.

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Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and by Vincent Duffy,Nancy Lightner

By Vincent Duffy,Nancy Lightner

This ebook discusses the most recent advances in human elements and ergonomics, concentrating on tools for bettering caliber, security, potency, and effectiveness in sufferer care. via emphasizing the actual, cognitive, and organizational facets of human elements and ergonomics purposes, it offers a variety of views, together with these of clinicians, sufferers, health and wellbeing enterprises, and assurance services.

The ebook describes state-of-the-art functions, highlighting most sensible practices for workers interactions with sufferers, in addition to interactions with desktops and clinical units. It additionally offers new findings regarding superior organizational results in healthcare settings, and methods to modeling and research in particular concentrating on these paintings points designated to healthcare. in response to the AHFE 2017 foreign convention on Human elements and Ergonomics in Healthcare and scientific units, hung on July 17–21, 2017, in la, California, united states, the booklet is meant as a well timed reference consultant for either researchers focused on the layout of healthcare platforms and units and for healthcare pros operating to convey secure and powerful well-being provider. additionally, by means of supplying an invaluable survey of state-of-the-art tools for bettering organizational results in healthcare settings, the booklet additionally represents a resource of concept for healthcare counselors and overseas healthiness organizations.

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Interactive Modeling and Simulation in Business System by Ella Roubtsova

By Ella Roubtsova

This classroom-texted textbook/reference offers a collection of necessary modeling recommendations, describing how those will be mixed right into a strong framework for the research and layout of commercial structures. those innovations persist with an interactive modeling and simulation (IMS) process, permitting the modeling and simulation of separate elements of the method at diverse degrees of abstraction, and the composition of those elements in a versatile crosscutting demeanour that preserves the habit of the person components. themes and lines: offers an in depth creation to the rules of IMS for company method layout, masking protocol modeling and target modeling semantics; describes the sensible program of IMS for company process layout, illustrated by way of a range of necessary case experiences; highlights some great benefits of this method of IMS for enterprise process layout, with a spotlight on functionality administration, motivation modeling, and communique; comprises assessment questions and routines on the finish of every chapter.

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Reframing Humans in Information Systems Development by Hannakaisa Isomäki,Samuli Pekkola

By Hannakaisa Isomäki,Samuli Pekkola

smooth society has been reworked via the electronic convergence in the direction of a destiny the place applied sciences embed themselves into the cloth of lifestyle. This ongoing merging of social and technological infrastructures offers and necessitates new percentages to renovate previous notions, versions and techniques of knowledge platforms improvement that comprises people as actors in the infrastructure. This shift introduces new chances for info platforms designers to fulfil progressively more daily capabilities, and to reinforce their price and value to the user.

Reframing people in info platforms improvement goals to reframe the phenomenon of human-centered improvement of data platforms by means of connecting medical constructs produced in the box of data platforms which has lately supplied a plethora of multidisciplinary person perspectives, with no explicitly defining transparent constructs that serve the IS box in particular.

IS researchers, practitioners and scholars would receive advantages from Reframing people in info platforms improvement because the e-book offers a accomplished view to varied human-centered improvement tools and techniques. The representatives of the fields of Human-Computer interplay and machine Supported Collaborative paintings also will locate this ebook a great source. A theoretical instruction manual and choice of sensible reviews, are incorporated besides serious discussions of the usage equipment in ISD and their implications with a few interconnecting remark viewpoints.

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Building Dialogue POMDPs from Expert Dialogues: An by Hamidreza Chinaei,Brahim Chaib-draa

By Hamidreza Chinaei,Brahim Chaib-draa

This ebook discusses the partly Observable Markov selection procedure (POMDP) framework utilized in discussion structures. It provides POMDP as a proper framework to symbolize uncertainty explicitly whereas aiding computerized coverage fixing. The authors suggest and enforce an end-to-end studying strategy for discussion POMDP version elements. ranging from scratch, they current the country, the transition version, the statement version after which eventually the present version from unannotated and noisy dialogues. those altogether shape an important set of contributions which can almost certainly encourage huge extra paintings. This concise manuscript is written in an easy language, packed with illustrative examples, figures, and tables.

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Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and by Thomas Tullis,William Albert

By Thomas Tullis,William Albert

Measuring the consumer Experience presents the 1st unmarried resource of sensible details to allow usability execs and product builders to successfully degree the usability of any product by way of selecting the right metric, using it, and successfully utilizing the data it reveals.

Authors Tullis and Albert manage dozens of metrics into six different types: functionality, issues-based, self-reported, net navigation, derived, and behavioral/physiological. They discover each one metric, contemplating top equipment for accumulating, studying, and providing the knowledge. they supply step by step assistance for measuring the usability of any form of product utilizing any kind of technology.

This ebook is usually recommended for usability execs, builders, programmers, info architects, interplay designers, marketplace researchers, and scholars in an HCI or HFE program.

• provides standards for choosing the main acceptable metric for each case
• Takes a product and expertise impartial procedure
• provides in-depth case reviews to teach how enterprises have effectively used the metrics and the knowledge they revealed

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Sketch-based Interfaces and Modeling by Joaquim Jorge,Faramarz Samavati

By Joaquim Jorge,Faramarz Samavati

The box of sketch-based interfaces and modeling (SBIM) is anxious with constructing equipment and strategies to permit clients to have interaction with a working laptop or computer via sketching - an easy, but hugely expressive medium. SBIM blends techniques from special effects, human-computer interplay, synthetic intelligence, and computing device studying. fresh advancements in undefined, coupled with new computer studying innovations for extra actual attractiveness, and extra powerful intensity inferencing innovations for sketch-based modeling, have led to an explosion of either sketch-based interfaces and pen-based computing devices.

Presenting the 1st coherent, unified assessment of SBIM, this distinctive text/reference bridges the 2 complementary learn parts of consumer interplay (sketch-based interfaces), and graphical modeling and building (sketch-based modeling). The ebook discusses the cutting-edge of this speedily evolving box, with contributions from a global collection of specialists. additionally lined are sketch-based structures that let the person to control and edit current information - from textual content, photos, 3D shapes, and video - in place of modeling from scratch.

Topics and lines: reports pen/stylus interfaces to graphical functions that keep away from reliance on consumer interface modes; describes structures for diagrammatic caricature attractiveness, mathematical sketching, and sketch-based retrieval of vector drawings; examines pen-based consumer interfaces for engineering and academic purposes; provides a collection of options for comic strip attractiveness that count strictly on spatial details; introduces the Teddy method; a pioneering sketching interface for designing free-form 3D versions; investigates various complex sketch-based structures for modeling and designing 3D gadgets, together with complicated contours, garments, and hair-styles; explores equipment for modeling from only a unmarried comic strip or utilizing just a couple of strokes.

This textual content is an important source for researchers, practitioners and graduate scholars inquisitive about human-factors and consumer interfaces, interactive special effects, and clever consumer interfaces and AI.

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Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence: 1 (The by David Wright,Serge Gutwirth,Michael Friedewald,Elena

By David Wright,Serge Gutwirth,Michael Friedewald,Elena Vildjiounaite,Yves Punie

Copy the subsequent hyperlink at no cost entry to the 1st bankruptcy of this title: http://www.springerlink.com/content/j23468h304310755/fulltext.pdf

This publication is a caution. It goals to warn policy-makers, undefined, academia, civil society firms, the media and the general public in regards to the threats and vulnerabilities dealing with our privateness, identification, belief, protection and inclusion within the swiftly forthcoming global of ambient intelligence (AmI).

In the close to destiny, each synthetic product – our outfits, funds, home equipment, the paint on our partitions, the carpets on our flooring, our autos, every little thing – could be embedded with intelligence, networks of tiny sensors and actuators, which a few have termed “smart dust”. The AmI global isn't remote. We have already got surveillance structures, biometrics, own communicators, desktop studying and extra. AmI will supply customized providers – and understand extra approximately us – on a scale dwarfing whatever hitherto available.

In the AmI imaginative and prescient, ubiquitous computing, communications and interfaces converge and adapt to the consumer. AmI delivers larger user-friendliness in an atmosphere able to recognising and responding to the presence of other contributors in a continuing, unobtrusive and infrequently invisible method. whereas so much stakeholders paint the promise of AmI in sunny colors, there's a darkish facet to AmI.

This ebook goals to demonstrate the threats and vulnerabilities by way of 4 “dark scenarios”. The authors set out a based method for analysing the 4 eventualities, after which determine safeguards to counter the foreseen threats and vulnerabilities. They make innovations to policy-makers and different stakeholders approximately what they could do to maximize the advantages from ambient intelligence and minimise the unfavorable consequences.

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Noise Reduction in Speech Processing: 2 (Springer Topics in by Jacob Benesty,Jingdong Chen,Yiteng Huang,Israel Cohen

By Jacob Benesty,Jingdong Chen,Yiteng Huang,Israel Cohen

Noise is all over the place and in so much functions which are concerning audio and speech, comparable to human-machine interfaces, hands-free communications, voice over IP (VoIP), listening to aids, teleconferencing/telepresence/telecollaboration structures, and such a lot of others, the sign of curiosity (usually speech) that's picked up by means of a microphone is usually infected by means of noise. accordingly, the microphone sign needs to be wiped clean up with electronic sign processing instruments sooner than it's saved, analyzed, transmitted, or performed out. This cleansing approach is usually referred to as noise relief and this subject has attracted a large amount of learn and engineering consciousness for a number of a long time. one of many targets of this ebook is to give in a standard framework an outline of the state-of-the-art of noise relief algorithms within the single-channel (one microphone) case. the focal point is at the most beneficial ways, i.e., filtering thoughts (in varied domain names) and spectral enhancement tools. the opposite aim of Noise aid in Speech Processing is to derive a lot of these famous concepts in a rigorous means and end up many primary and intuitive effects usually taken with no consideration. This ebook is principally written for graduate scholars and learn engineers who paintings on noise relief for speech and audio purposes and need to appreciate the sophisticated mechanisms in the back of every one procedure. Many new and engaging techniques are provided during this textual content that we are hoping the readers will locate priceless and inspiring.

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Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Access to by Margherita Antona,Constantine Stephanidis

By Margherita Antona,Constantine Stephanidis

The 4 LNCS quantity set 9175-9178 constitutes the refereed court cases of the ninth overseas convention on studying and Collaboration applied sciences, UAHCI 2015, held as a part of the seventeenth foreign convention on Human-Computer interplay, HCII 2015, in la, CA, united states in August 2015, together with 15 different thematically comparable meetings. the full of 1462 papers and 246 posters provided on the HCII 2015 meetings have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from 4843 submissions. those papers of the 4 quantity set deal with the subsequent significant issues: LNCS 9175, common entry in Human-Computer interplay: entry to modern day applied sciences (Part I), addressing the next significant themes: LNCS 9175: layout and review tools and instruments for common entry, common entry to the net, common entry to cellular interplay, common entry to info, communique and media. LNCS 9176: Gesture-based interplay, touch-based and haptic interplay, visible and multisensory adventure, signal language applied sciences and shrewdpermanent and assistive environments LNCS 9177: common entry to schooling, common entry to wellbeing and fitness functions and companies, video games for studying and treatment, and cognitive disabilities and cognitive aid and LNCS 9178: common entry to tradition, orientation, navigation and riding, available safeguard and balloting, common entry to the outfitted atmosphere and ergonomics and common access.

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