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To determine whether voice recognition is the solution to keyboard-based RSI and to assess its impact and that of other alternative equipment to the standard keyboard and mouse, a survey was undertaken of individuals with RSI. From a total of 77 respondents, 63 (81 %) indicated experience of voice recognition. Comprehensive training was required for the(More)
In this paper we propose a new mobicast routing protocol, called SA-Mobicast, in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Mobicast is a spatiotemporal multicast routing protocol. Mobicast protocols were designed to support the forwarding zone that moves at a constant velocity, v, through sensor networks. The new SA-mobicast routing protocol is a simulated annealing(More)
In this paper we discuss the use of Checkland's Soft Systems Methodology as a means of uncovering normative structures within organisational settings in order that the methodology can be utilized as an effective knowledge engineering tool to develop expert systems which can ultimately structure, represent and visualise normative positions within(More)
This study explores the extent of awareness of an undergraduate of the principles and practice of workstation ergonomics. The level of work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs), which can be a consequence of computer workstation use, was explored to highlight the extent that the problem was present in those about to enter (or re-entering) the workplace.(More)
This paper asks whether the emphasis of many computer professionals and academics towards engineering and rationality, in the area of Information Systems development is wholly appropriate. The paper suggests that it would help if stakeholders had a wider focus. The paper examines the history of the technology used for IT and the issues identified in the(More)
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