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Pervasive computing aims at providing services for human beings that interact with their environment (encompassing objects and people who reside in it). Pervasive computing applications must be able to take into account the context in which users evolve, e.g., physical location, social or hierarchical position, current tasks as well as related information.(More)
Influenza infection results in substantial morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients, including those who are immunocompromised or pregnant. Antiviral therapy likely provides considerable benefit to these patients, but few studies have been successfully conducted in these high-risk populations, and no drugs are specifically licensed for treating(More)
In a pervasive computing environment, heterogeneous devices need to communicate in order to provide services adapted to the situation of users. So, they need to assess this situation as their context. We have developed an extensible context model using semantic web technologies and a context information management component that enable the interaction(More)
In a pervasive environment, heterogeneous devices need to communicate in order to provide services adapted to users. We have developed an extensible context model using semantic web technologies and a context information management component that enable the interaction between context information producer devices and context information consumer devices and(More)
A set of Cu-Mn-O and Ag-Cu-Mn-O films were sputter-deposited onto polished Ti-6Al-4V coupons and the microbiological adherence of Staphylococcus sp. was studied in these biomedical surfaces modified by using advanced ternary and quaternary oxides, these latter incorporated micrometric silver islands. Silver is known to have a natural biocidal character and(More)
This report presents state-of-the-art system architectures that serve as technological building blocks and background technologies for the Amigo system, which aims to enable ambient intelligence in the networked home environment. The Amigo project specifically aims to solve the main technological issues that endanger the usability of a networked home system(More)
The paradigm for the use of investigational drugs in public health emergencies has been recently tested to prevent and treat highly infectious and lethal diseases. Examples include the successful implementation of vaccine and therapeutic clinical trials during the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. On the other end of the spectrum was the Emergency Use(More)