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—Today, many individuals use smartphones or other battery-powered mobile devices equipped with Wi-Fi to access the Internet. Since the network interface cards (NICs) often use a substantial portion of available energy, schemes such as the 802.11 power saving mode (PSM) have been used to limit the amount of time a NIC is awake in an operable state so as to(More)
—Providing adequate Wi-Fi services to meet user demand in densely populated environments has been a fundamental challenge for Wi-Fi networks. In this paper, we explore the emerging OAMI (One-AP-Multiple-Interface) architecture and propose a unique solution called SAP (Smart Access Point). SAP takes full advantage of the OAMI architecture to provide seamless(More)
In the spring of 2003, the board of directors of the American Pain Society asked the APS Ethics Committee to formulate a position statement for the Society concerning the use of placebos in clinical practice (cf, reference ). A subset of the Ethics Committee under my direction composed such a statement based on the available scientific and ethical(More)
Background. Relatively little is known about patient characteristics associated with doctor-patient interaction style and satisfaction with the medical visit. Objective. The primary study objectives are to assess: whether doctors interact in a more or less patient-centered style with elderly patients and whether patient age moderates the relationship(More)
In recent years, Wi-Fi has seen extraordinary growth; however, due to the cost, performance and security issues, many Wi-Fi hotspot owners would like to restrict the network access only to individuals inside the physical property. Unfortunately, due to the nature of wireless, this is difficult to accomplish, especially with the off-the-shelf omni-antenna(More)
Many small businesses and public areas offer free Wi-Fi access, but may wish to restrict network access only to their customers or patrons inside the physical property. Unfortunately, due to the nature of wireless networks, this is difficult to accomplish. We develop and implement CLAC, a Crowdsourced Location aware Access Control scheme using physical(More)
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