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The proliferation of smartphones throughout the past few years has provided an increasingly ubiquitous platform for intelligent services at the edge of the network. This paper presents an approach to use this intelligence for implementing an architecture that enables remote sensing scenarios in which we rely on intelligence residing in "sensing gateways"(More)
As computing devices become more pervasive, our daily activities start generating a vast amount of information that could be exploited for helping us better understand ourselves. In this paper we present a system that uses easily available data correlated into a story-based representation aimed at providing users with a better understanding of their(More)
Even though mental health is an important part of our wellbeing we believe that, so far, it has been overlooked in favour of physical health by most of the existing self-monitoring solutions. Our goal is to utilise context aware technologies in order to support people in understanding how various aspects of their lives influence their wellbeing, including(More)
This issue's Works in Progress department includes five submissions covering a variety of research topics. The first two projects are sensor network oriented: a Java MIDP-based sensor network platform that's being offered as an open source development environment and a platform for monitoring and controlling distributed power generation systems. The third(More)
With more than two billion phone subscribers worldwide and even more sold mobile phones, we can say that mobile phones are the most pervasive portable device today. Over the years their functionalities developed rapidly and today they can be used for performing tasks beyond just calling and messaging: they can provide an increasingly available intelligence(More)
People have an inherent need to capture and collect life memories such as moments with children or special events with friends. Capturing life memories is either spontaneous or planned. Memories are stored and frequently shared with other people. New internet services allow online sharing of photographs but they bypass the mobile aspect in capturing and(More)
The focus of the PAL project is to study how future requirements for healthcare services impact current and future communication infrastructures. Current assisted living scenarios work only in restricted environments and are unable to provide continuous user support. Systems in this space tend to be closed, providing only particular functionality and/or(More)
The burden on our healthcare systems is ever increasing with people living longer and requiring more support. Technologies can help ease the strain. One important aspect in health management is prevention enabled by self-monitoring and, eventually, self-understanding one's lifestyle through building supportive, interactive and engaging systems. This paper(More)
Pervasive healthcare is gaining attention outside the research community. But real-life deployment of many solutions faces the realities that come with everyday life, namely the existence of boundaries between applications, networks and devices. These often impair the end user experience through failing along these boundaries or enforcing particular end(More)