Intelligent Environments (IEs) have specific computational properties that generally distinguish them from other computational systems. They have large numbers of hardware and software components that need to be interconnected. Their infrastructures tend to be highly distributed, reflecting both the distributed nature of the real world and the IEs' need for… (More)
When building intelligent spaces, the knowledge representation for encapsulating rooms, users, groups, roles, and other information is a fundamental design question. Here we present a semantic network as such a representation, and demonstrate its utility as a basis for ongoing work.
RATIONALE Increased oxidative stress and decreased superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity in the asthmatic airway are correlated to airflow limitation and hyperreactivity. We hypothesized that asthmatic individuals with higher levels of oxidative stress may have greater loss of SOD activity, which would be reflected systemically in loss of circulating SOD… (More)
In the past, asthma was considered mainly as a childhood disease. However, asthma is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly nowadays. In addition, the burden of asthma is more significant in the elderly than in their younger counterparts, particularly with regard to mortality, hospitalization, medical costs or health-related quality of… (More)
The Problem: Current research into intelligent environments focuses on a single user interacting with a single space. While this is a useful interaction, it ignores the propensity of people to work on problems in teams, as well as the utility of moving projects from workspace to workspace. In this project, we extend an existing agent-based environment to… (More)
iPlot is an intelligent lighting design assistant. Given a performance space and a set of lighting goals, each specifying an area to be lit and a direction, iPlot explores the space of possible light arrangements in search of solutions that satisfy the goals. It employs a generate, test, and repair strategy in which solutions are generated and tested to see… (More)
Erratum Following the publication of our article , we noticed that Dr Flavia C. L. Hoyte had inadvertently been omitted from the author list. FCLH declares she has no conflicts of interest. The author list has now been corrected and the amended authors contributions section included below. AY initiated and led the development of the paper as primary… (More)
BACKGROUND Pre-transplant frozen section evaluation for macrovesicular steatosis has long been used as a guide for donor liver utility, but may not agree with the permanent section evaluation. This study sought to evaluate the accuracy of frozen section in an active transplant service. METHODS Retrospective review of cases where frozen section analysis… (More)