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Ambient Intelligence aims to enhance the way people interact with their environment to promote safety and to enrich their lives. A Smart Home is one such system but the idea extends to hospitals, public transport, factories and other environments. The achievement of Ambient Intelligence largely depends on the technology deployed (sensors and devices(More)
ReliefF is a feature mining technique, which has been successfully used in data mining applications. However, ReliefF is sensitive to the definition of relevance that is used in its implementation and when handling a large data set, it is computationally expensive. This paper presents an optimisation (feature selection via supervised model construction) for(More)
In this paper we give an overview of current investigations into the incorporation of cutting edge technologies within the Higher Education teaching domain. In particular, the role of audio is discussed through a number of case studies. The paper then concludes with a discussion of the authors' plans to incorporate audio and video content as supplementary(More)
OBJECTIVE Adapting therapeutic practice from traditional face-to-face exchange to remote technology-based delivery presents challenges for the therapist, patient, and technical writer. This article documents the process of therapy adaptation and the resultant specification for the SMART2 project-a technology-based self-management system for assisting(More)
We consider the problem of assisting vulnerable people and their carers to reduce the occurrence, and concomitant consequences, of accidents in the home. A wireless sensor network employing multiple sensing and event detection modalities and distributed processing is proposed for smart home monitoring applications. Distributed vision-based analysis is used(More)
OBJECTIVE Diabetes affects between 2% and 4% of the global population (up to 10% in the over 65 age group), and its avoidance and effective treatment are undoubtedly crucial public health and health economics issues in the 21st century. The aim of this research was to identify significant factors influencing diabetes control, by applying feature selection(More)
The health system in developed countries is facing a problem of scalability in order to accommodate the increased proportion of the elderly population. Scarce resources cannot be sustained unless innovative technology is considered to provide health care in a more effective way. The Smart Home provides preventive and assistive technology to vulnerable(More)
This paper presents details of a convenient and unobtrusive system for monitoring daily activities. A smart phone equipped with an embedded 3D-accelerometer was worn on the belt for the purposes of data recording. Once collected the data was processed to identify 6 activities offline (walking, posture transition, gentle motion, standing, sitting and lying).(More)