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Awareness of the emotion of those who communicate with others is a fundamental challenge in building affective intelligent systems. Emotion is a complex state of the mind influenced by external events, physiological changes, or relationships with others. Because emotions can represent a user's internal context or intention, researchers suggested various(More)
With the widespread use of smartphones, users tend to use their smartphones for a long period of time with unhealthy postures, bending forward their upper body including the neck. If users keep such an unhealthy posture for a long time, their neck and back muscles get chronically strained, which might cause diseases such as cervical myalgia. To prevent(More)
We developed a user interface prototype for the Android smartphone which recommends a number of applications to best match the user's context. To consider the user's context of use, we utilized 5 prototypical variables; time, location, weather, emotion, and activities. The developed system derives the best three recommended applications based on the results(More)
We present an ontology-based reasoning approach for saving energy in a smart home setting where a mobile phone can serve as a generic sensor which can collect the inhabitant's contextual data. The paper details an ontology that describes the smart home domain and a prototype to test the system. Finally, we conclude with lessons learned from our work in(More)
With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), users are more likely to have privacy concerns since their personal information could be collected, analyzed, and utilized without notice by the networked IoT devices and services. Users may want to control all such activities by explicitly expressing their privacy preferences. However, it is becoming(More)
Abdominal cocoon is a rare disease of the peritoneum and almost invariably presents as an acute or subacute intestinal obstruction with or without a mass. The etiology of this disease is largely unknown and abdominal cocoon of unknown etiology has been limited to the tropical and subtropical zones and primarily affects young adolescent females. In the(More)
With the widespread use of a smartphone, users tend to use their smartphone for a long period of time in unhealthy postures; bending forward the neck and watching the relatively small screen closely with concentration. If users keep such unhealthy postures for a long time, they are susceptible to musculoskeletal disorders and eye problems such as cervical(More)
During the past decade, user privacy has become an important issue in networked computing environments. For instance, mobile applications and devices are increasingly asking users to provide personal information, as well as monitoring users through behavioral tracking. This privacy-invasive practice is likely to increase with the proliferation of sensor(More)
We present a mobile user interface which dynamically reformulates the layout based on the touch input pattern of users. By analyzing the touch input, it infers users' physical characteristics such as handedness, finger length, or usage habits, thereby calculates the optimal touch area for the user. The user interface is gradually adapted to each user by(More)