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What's in a crowd? Analysis of face-to-face behavioral networks
The availability of new data sources on human mobility is opening new avenues for investigating the interplay of social networks, human mobility and dynamical processes such as epidemic spreading.Expand
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High-Resolution Measurements of Face-to-Face Contact Patterns in a Primary School
Background Little quantitative information is available on the mixing patterns of children in school environments. Describing and understanding contacts between children at school would help quantifyExpand
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Simulation of an SEIR infectious disease model on the dynamic contact network of conference attendees
BackgroundThe spread of infectious diseases crucially depends on the pattern of contacts between individuals. Knowledge of these patterns is thus essential to inform models and computational efforts.Expand
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Close Encounters in a Pediatric Ward: Measuring Face-to-Face Proximity and Mixing Patterns with Wearable Sensors
Background Nosocomial infections place a substantial burden on health care systems and represent one of the major issues in current public health, requiring notable efforts for its prevention.Expand
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Morphology and mobility of synthetic colloidal aggregates.
The relationship between geometric and dynamic properties of fractal-like aggregates is studied in the continuum mass and momentum-transfer regimes. The synthetic aggregates were generated by aExpand
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A methodology to calculate the friction coefficient in the transition regime: Application to straight chains
Abstract A methodology is introduced, the Collision Rate Method (CRM), to calculate the friction coefficient of power-law aggregates across the entire momentum-transfer regime. The frictionExpand
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Empirical temporal networks of face-to-face human interactions
The ever increasing adoption of mobile technologies and ubiquitous services allows to sense human behavior at unprecedented level of details and scale. Wearable sensors, in particular, open up a newExpand
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The Making of Sixty-Nine Days of Close Encounters at the Science Gallery
The SocioPatterns sensing platform uses wearable electronic badges to sense close-range proximity among individuals. It was used in an experiential exhibit that simulated a virtual epidemic among theExpand
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Langevin Agglomeration of Nanoparticles Interacting via a Central Potential
Nanoparticle agglomeration in a quiescent fluid is simulated by solving the Langevin equations of motion of a set of interacting monomers in the continuum regime. Monomers interact via a radialExpand
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Wearable Sensor Networks for Measuring Face-to-Face Contact Patterns in Healthcare Settings
We describe the experimental deployment of a network of wearable sensors that allows the tracking of the location and mutual proximity of individuals in a hospital ward, in real time and at a largeExpand
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