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The intention of this paper is to provide an overview on the subject of Human-Computer Interaction. The overview includes the basic definitions and terminology, a survey of existing technologies and recent advances in the field, common architectures used in the design of HCI systems which includes unimodal and multimodal configurations, and finally the(More)
In order for cognitive robots to act adequately and safely in real world, they must be able to perceive and have abilities of reasoning up to a certain level. Toward this end, performance evaluation metrics are used as important measures to achieve these goals. This paper intends to be a further step towards identifying common metrics for task-oriented(More)
In this paper, we propose a face detection framework that combines both feature, and skin pixel approaches, while making the framework self adaptive which is important for non controlled environmental conditions. The framework uses skin color information to reduce the search space for faces by localizing the probable skin regions using a mixture of(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure is a chronic and progressive disorder which results due to inability of the heart to pump adequate blood to meet up the metabolic demands of the body. Detecting patients with heart failure could be simple but rather complex of clinical decisions as presentation could be classical or non-specific with minimal symptoms and orsigns.(More)
  • J A Saleh
  • 2008
BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension is a disorder that is perpetually fatal unless a tentative therapy is instituted. It can be described as a syndrome considering its clinical and pathophysiological manifestations. In this disorder, there is an imbalance within the vascular mediators which possibly arises due to pulmonary endothelial cell injury or(More)
  • J A Saleh
  • 2008
BACKGROUND Asthma can be defined as a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that is reversible either spontaneously or by treatment. Despite the exponential increase in asthma research, the prevalence of asthma is on the increase, especially in children and young adults in the western societies. Inhaled therapies are the mainstay of asthma management.(More)