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We report a novel deployment of so-called UBI-hotspots in a city center to establish an ecosystem infrastructure for conducting diverse urban computing research and business in authentic urban setting. We focus on the value network of the hotspots where the commercial use of the hotspots generates revenue for covering their operational expenses. The value(More)
It has been hypothesized that dysfunction of dopaminergic neurotransmission is involved in the pathogenesis of alcohol addiction. Therefore, peripheral dopamine levels, sensitivity of central dopamine receptors (apomorphine-induced Growth Hormone (GH) secretion), and the inhibitory efficacy of G-proteins on adenylyl cyclase activity (as an indicator for(More)
We introduce BlueInfo, an open architecture for deploying web services in WPAN hotspots for cost-free context-aware mobile access over Bluetooth. A BlueInfo hotspot either pushes subscribed services at desired intervals to registered devices (BlueInfo Push) or alternatively the user invokes a particular service by sending a simple keyword query to the(More)
We present a unique urban computing testbed for studying the utilization of ubiquitous computing technology in the public urban space of a city center. The testbed comprises of a wide range of pervasive computing infrastructure and different middleware resources. We demonstrate the applicability and benefits of the testbed in evaluating technology pilots(More)
This paper presents a case study on the iterative design of a system for delivering in-situ information services to users' mobile devices using proximity-based technologies. The design advances from a questionnaire study of the users' attitudes and needs toward such information services via several incremental prototypes evaluated in a usability lab and at(More)
We have used the carbocyanine fluorochrome, DiI, to trace living glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and immortalized Schwann cells) after their transplantation into the newborn shiverer and normal mouse brain. DiI fluorescence first detected on vibratome sections, was photoconverted into a stable, non-diffusible and electron-dense diaminobenzidine(More)
We report two one-month-long field trials where Bluetooth access points deployed around Oulu, Finland, were employed to attempt to push unsolicited multimedia marketing messages to bypassing mobile devices that had their Bluetooth on and visible. The logs involving ~65000 unique discovered devices of real users show that only 0.12% of the ~650000(More)
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