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As the use of smartphones become popular, people heavily depend on smartphone applications to deal with their social activities. For this reason, traditional message texting between mobile applications does not fulfill the versatile requirements of social networking. Many mobile applications use multimodality to deliver multimedia messages including(More)
In this paper, we propose a prototype of smart furniture for the smart home— " a magic mirror table ". The proposed system has a camera to capture the viewer's facial expression. By analyzing the expressions, the system is able to determine the emotion of the viewer. If the viewer is in a negative emotion, the system then speaks positive sentences and plays(More)
As the development for ubiquitous computing, services for smart home will not only be limited at the household space. The scope of services will stride beyond the geographical constraint, and the service will supports the activities of each home member even out of home. Services based on each home member's schedule will form a type of calendar centered(More)
  • Yuan-Chih Yu
  • 2015
When disaster strikes the urban community, residents may suffer life-threatening, environmental impact, and economic loss. Meanwhile, the cellular and Internet services are prone to be fail because the disaster may cause the network infrastructure damage. As the communication service is so important for the disaster response, we suggest an emergency social(More)
This paper describes a smart home system consisting of Smart Door Porch and a home portal. Smart Door Porch uses cameras, an RFID (radio-frequency identification) reader, and a touch panel for home security as well as the at-home awareness of each family member. The home portal uses Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi) framework and Java EE as the(More)
Remote appliance control is an important vision for the smart home. Even in the next few decades, it is inevitable that conversional appliances and smart appliance will coexist together to help people live better. For this reason, this research proposed a remote control model for the conversional appliances to integrate with smart home environment. In this(More)
The power of big data gives us an unprecedented chance to understand, analyze, and recreate the world, while open data ensures that power be shared and widely exploited. Open and big data has become the emerging topics for researchers and governments. Thus, the related privacy issues also become an emerging urgent problem. In this work, we propose a(More)
  • Yuan-Chih Yu
  • 2015
Anger is a main human emotion mostly healthy for our life, but when it gets out of control, it can lead to problems. With the popularity of social media and smartphone devices, the problems shift into the network worlds. We have seen that many people cannot control their temper and result in destructive behavior happened on the interaction with(More)