I. Barry Crabtree

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Personalised information systems require a profile of the user in order to function effectively. Typically such systems require users to supply a set of keywords which describe their interests. The research presented in this paper derives user interest profiles automatically by monitoring user web and e-mail habits. A clustering algorithm is employed to(More)
BACKGROUND The early identification of malnutrition and nutrition risk through nutrition screening is common practice in adult clinical care but, in children, this has been hampered by the lack of an appropriate nutrition screening tool. The present study aimed to develop and evaluate a simple, child-specific nutrition screening tool for administration by(More)
This paper gives an overview of the field of wearable computing. It covers the key differences between wearables and other portable computers, and discusses issues with the design and application for wearables. There then follows a specific example, the wearable remembrance agent — a proactive memory aid. The paper concludes with discussion of future(More)
This paper presents a system for generating non-verbal communication behaviour suitable for characters in interactive narrative. It is possible to customise the behaviour of individual character using a system of character profiles. This allows characters to have a strong individuality and personality. These same profiles also allow the characters’(More)
  • I Crabtree
  • Journal of child health care : for professionals…
  • 2001
The availability and increased demand on Paediatric Intensive Care beds continues on line with the advances with medical technology. The provision of District General Hospitals providing level 1 care and initiating level 2 is extremely important. Critically ill children requiring transfer to a tertiary centre require an efficient retrieval team. Care of(More)
Personal agents are an important advance in the management of electronic information. Accurate user profiling is critical to the personalisation of agent-based services. In this paper we describe a framework for personal agents, which provides a range of services using a common user profile. The user profile is automatically learned from observation of the(More)
The introduction of consumer broadband makes it possible to have an emotionally much richer experience of the internet. One way of achieving this is the use of animated characters endowed with emotionally expressive behaviour. This paper describes Demeanour, a framework for generating expressive behaviour, developed collaboratively by University College(More)
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