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This paper introduces a novel way to allow non-expert users to create smart surroundings. Non-smart everyday objects such as furniture and appliances found in homes and offices can be converted to smart ones by attaching computers, sensors, and devices. In this way, non-smart components that form non-smart objects are made smart in advance. For our first(More)
This paper proposes a novel way that allows users to create pervasive computing environments without experts. In this way, non-smart components which form everyday objects such as furniture and appliances commonly found in homes and offices are made smart in advance , not in the way to convert non-smart objects to smart ones by attaching computers, sensors,(More)
We have developed an online English learning program to be used as a survival kit for university students, especially those who are interested in studying abroad. The system we are using is meant to aid learners in dealing with problems and situations that naturally arise in a study abroad student's daily life. This is done by using a story-centered(More)
This paper introduces a novel way that allows non-expert users to create smart surroundings. To establish this goal, we have developed a panel type smart material called " u-Texture " , which has a built-in computer and sensors. u-Textures can be connected to each other to form various furniture that support human home activities. The unique point of(More)
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