Alan Chamberlain

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Mobile sensing and mapping applications are becoming more prevalent because sensing hardware is becoming more portable and more affordable. However, most of the hardware uses small numbers of fixed sensors that report and share multiple sets of environmental data which raises privacy concerns. Instead, these systems can be decentralized and managed by(More)
The laboratory mouse is the premier model system for studies of mammalian development due to the powerful classical genetic analysis possible (see also the Jackson Laboratory web site, and the ever-expanding collection of molecular tools. To enhance the utility of the mouse system, we initiated a program to generate a large database of(More)
This paper charts the distinctive challenges of designing mobile experiences for cyclists and presents two studies of mobile cycle-based experiences: one a heritage tour; the other an exploration of a city at dusk involving recording and listening to personal stories. To understand the cyclists' experiences questionnaires, interviews and observations are(More)
The phrase “in-the-wild” is becoming popular again in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI), describing approaches to HCI research and accounts of user experience phenomena that differ from those derived from other lab-based methods. It first came to the fore 20–25 years ago when anthropologists Jean Lave [1988], Lucy Suchman [1987], and Ed Hutchins(More)
Pervasive sensing has opened up new opportunities for measuring our feelings and understanding our behavior by monitoring our affective states while mobile. This review paper surveys pervasive affect sensing by examining and considering three major elements of affective pervasive systems, namely “sensing,” “analysis,” and “application.” Sensing investigates(More)
Doing research 'in the wild is becoming an increasingly popular approach towards developing innovative computing systems and applications. This paper reflects upon a research project conducted in the wild, and key aspects of the work involved in making the project work, to examine current tropes about the approach. It suggests that doing research in the(More)
Our natural environment is complex and sensitive, and is home to a number of species on the verge of extinction. Surveying is one approach to their preservation, and can be supported by technology. This paper presents the deployment of a smartphone-based citizen science biodiversity application. Our findings from interviews with members of the biodiversity(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a poorly understood human disease affecting the exocrine pancreas. The goal of the present study was to elucidate the pathogenic mechanisms underlying pancreatic autoimmunity in a murine disease model. METHODS A transgenic mouse with an S100A4/fibroblast-specific protein 1 (FSP1) Cre-mediated(More)