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Pervasive Healthcare Computing

Pervasive Healthcare Computing
  • Author : Upkar Varshney
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-04-21
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781441902153
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Summary : Pervasive healthcare is the conceptual system of providing healthcare to anyone, at anytime, and anywhere by removing restraints of time and location while increasing both the coverage and the quality of healthcare. Pervasive Healthcare Computing is at the forefront of this research, and presents the ways in which mobile and wireless technologies can be used to implement the vision of pervasive healthcare. This vision includes prevention, healthcare maintenance and checkups; short-term monitoring (home healthcare), long-term monitoring (nursing home), and personalized healthcare monitoring; and incidence detection and management, emergency intervention, transportation and treatment. The pervasive healthcare applications include intelligent emergency management system, pervasive healthcare data access, and ubiquitous mobile telemedicine. Pervasive Healthcare Computing includes the treatment of several new wireless technologies and the ways in which they will implement the vision of pervasive healthcare.

Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management. Healthcare Applications

Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management. Healthcare Applications
  • Author : Vincent G. Duffy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-08-18
  • Total pages :564
  • ISBN : 9783030222192
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Summary : This two-volume set LNCS 11581 and 11582 constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management, DHM 2019, which was held as part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, in Orlando, FL, USA, in July 2019. The total of 1275 papers and 209 posters included in the 35 HCII 2019 proceedings volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 5029 submissions. DHM 2019 includes a total of 77 papers; they were organized in topical sections named: Part I, Human Body and Motion: Anthropometry and computer aided ergonomics; motion prediction and motion capture; work modelling and industrial applications; risk assessment and safety. Part II, Healthcare Applications: Models in healthcare; quality of life technologies; health dialogues; health games and social communities.

Mobile Social Networking

Mobile Social Networking
  • Author : Alvin Chin,Daqing Zhang
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-10-30
  • Total pages :243
  • ISBN : 9781461485797
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Summary : The use of contextually aware, pervasive, distributed computing, and sensor networks to bridge the gap between the physical and online worlds is the basis of mobile social networking. This book shows how applications can be built to provide mobile social networking, the research issues that need to be solved to enable this vision, and how mobile social networking can be used to provide computational intelligence that will improve daily life. With contributions from the fields of sociology, computer science, human-computer interaction and design, this book demonstrates how mobile social networks can be inferred from users' physical interactions both with the environment and with others, as well as how users behave around them and how their behavior differs on mobile vs. traditional online social networks.

Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-31
  • Total pages :1794
  • ISBN : 9781466644236
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Summary : Individuals with disabilities often have difficulty accomplishing tasks, living independently, and utilizing information technologies; simple aspects of daily life taken for granted by non-disabled individuals. Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents a comprehensive collection of research, developments, and knowledge on technologies that enable disabled individuals to function effectively and accomplish otherwise impossible tasks. These volumes serve as a crucial reference source for experts in fields as diverse as healthcare, information science, education, engineering, and human-computer interaction, with applications bridging multiple disciplines.

Intelligent Internet of Things

Intelligent Internet of Things
  • Author : Farshad Firouzi,Krishnendu Chakrabarty,Sani Nassif
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-01-21
  • Total pages :647
  • ISBN : 9783030303679
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Summary : This holistic book is an invaluable reference for addressing various practical challenges in architecting and engineering Intelligent IoT and eHealth solutions for industry practitioners, academic and researchers, as well as for engineers involved in product development. The first part provides a comprehensive guide to fundamentals, applications, challenges, technical and economic benefits, and promises of the Internet of Things using examples of real-world applications. It also addresses all important aspects of designing and engineering cutting-edge IoT solutions using a cross-layer approach from device to fog, and cloud covering standards, protocols, design principles, reference architectures, as well as all the underlying technologies, pillars, and components such as embedded systems, network, cloud computing, data storage, data processing, big data analytics, machine learning, distributed ledger technologies, and security. In addition, it discusses the effects of Intelligent IoT, which are reflected in new business models and digital transformation. The second part provides an insightful guide to the design and deployment of IoT solutions for smart healthcare as one of the most important applications of IoT. Therefore, the second part targets smart healthcare-wearable sensors, body area sensors, advanced pervasive healthcare systems, and big data analytics that are aimed at providing connected health interventions to individuals for healthier lifestyles.

Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions: Understanding Humans

Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions: Understanding Humans
  • Author : Norbert Streitz,Shin’ichi Konomi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-07-10
  • Total pages :469
  • ISBN : 9783319911250
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Summary : This two volume set constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, DAPI 2018, held as part of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2018, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA in July 2018. The total of 1171 papers and 160 posters presented at the 14 colocated HCII 2018 conferences. The papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 4346 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas.. The LNCS 10921 and LNCS 10922 contains papers addressing the following major topics: Technologies and Contexts ( Part I) and Understanding Humans (Part IΙ)

Computing, Control, Information and Education Engineering

Computing, Control, Information and Education Engineering
  • Author : Hsiang-Chuan Liu,Wen-Pei Sung,Wenli Yao
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-08-18
  • Total pages :1040
  • ISBN : 9781315685892
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Summary : This proceedings set contains selected Computer, Information and Education Technology related papers from the 2015 International Conference on Computer, Intelligent Computing and Education Technology (CICET 2015), to be held April 11-12, 2015 in Guilin, P.R. China. The proceedings aims to provide a platform for researchers, engineers and academics

Healthcare Information Management Systems

Healthcare Information Management Systems
  • Author : Charlotte A. Weaver,Marion J. Ball,George R. Kim,Joan M. Kiel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-21
  • Total pages :618
  • ISBN : 9783319207650
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Summary : Healthcare Information Management Systems, 4th edition, is a comprehensive volume addressing the technical, organizational and management issues confronted by healthcare professionals in the selection, implementation and management of healthcare information systems. With contributions from experts in the field, this book focuses on topics such as strategic planning, turning a plan into reality, implementation, patient-centered technologies, privacy, the new culture of patient safety and the future of technologies in progress. With the addition of many new chapters, the 4th Edition is also richly peppered with case studies of implementation. The case studies are evidence that information technology can be implemented efficiently to yield results, yet they do not overlook pitfalls, hurdles, and other challenges that are encountered. Designed for use by physicians, nurses, nursing and medical directors, department heads, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, and healthcare informaticians, the book aims to be a indispensible reference.

Transforming Ergonomics with Personalized Health and Intelligent Workplaces

Transforming Ergonomics with Personalized Health and Intelligent Workplaces
  • Author : M. Vega-Barbas,F. Seoane
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-06-05
  • Total pages :136
  • ISBN : 9781614999737
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Summary : Life expectancy is increasing, and we are all expected to work for longer as a result. A balance must be found between the demands of work and human capabilities, and this makes the prevention of workplace-related health problems more important than ever. Emerging technologies, such as smart textiles, wearable devices, and the Internet of Things have enabled the development of intelligent biomedical clothing and the integration of pervasive sensitive services into the environment, and together with ambient intelligence technology techniques and big data analytics, have fostered a proliferation of p-Health monitoring solutions. This book presents a collection of the most significant challenges and advances in the field of intelligent workspaces and personalized ergonomics, bringing together the most relevant results of various international research projects. The book is organized into three main sections: Personalized Ergonomics, which explores the need for practical and reliable risk assessment methods for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and the enhancement of the workplace; Pervasive Technology for Intelligent Workplaces, which identifies the opportunities and challenges of technology-based interventions and the security and privacy issues of the smart workplace; and Data Warehouse Governance and Analytics. The book concludes with a chapter on lessons learnt. The transformation of the working environment into a healthy and intelligent space will not only support ergonomists, employees and employers, but may also be the solution to the sustainability of our current social welfare systems, and the book will be of interest to all those concerned with workplace health.

Healthcare Paradigms in the Internet of Things Ecosystem

Healthcare Paradigms in the Internet of Things Ecosystem
  • Author : Valentina Emilia Balas,Souvik Pal
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-11-07
  • Total pages :410
  • ISBN : 9780128199206
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Summary : Health Care Paradigms in the Internet of Things Ecosystem brings all IoT-enabled health care related technologies into a single platform so that undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, academicians and industry leaders can easily understand IoT-based healthcare systems. The book uses data and network engineering and intelligent decision support system-by-design principles to design a reliable IoT-enabled health care ecosystem and to implement cyber-physical pervasive infrastructure solutions. It takes the reader on a journey that begins with understanding the healthcare monitoring paradigm in IoT-enabled technologies and how it can be applied in various aspects. In addition, the book walks readers through real-time challenges and presents a guide on how to build a safe infrastructure for IoT-based health care. It also helps researchers and practitioners understand the e-health care architecture through IoT and the state-of-the-art in IoT countermeasures. Readers will find this to be a comprehensive discussion on functional frameworks for IoT-based healthcare systems, intelligent medicine, RFID technology, HMI, Cognitive Interpretation, Brain-Computer Interface, Remote Health Monitoring systems, wearable sensors, WBAN, and security and privacy issues in IoT-based health care monitoring systems. Presents the complete functional framework workflow in IoT-enabled healthcare technologies Explains concepts of location-aware protocols and decisive mobility in IoT healthcare Provides complete coverage of intelligent data processing and wearable sensor technologies in IoT-enabled healthcare Explores the Human Machine Interface and its implications in patient-care systems in IoT healthcare Explores security and privacy issues and challenges related to data-intensive technologies in healthcare-based Internet of Things

Human-Centric Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence

Human-Centric Interfaces for Ambient Intelligence
  • Author : Hamid Aghajan,Juan Carlos Augusto,Ramon Lopez-Cozar Delgado
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09-25
  • Total pages :542
  • ISBN : 0080878504
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Summary : To create truly effective human-centric ambient intelligence systems both engineering and computing methods are needed. This is the first book to bridge data processing and intelligent reasoning methods for the creation of human-centered ambient intelligence systems. Interdisciplinary in nature, the book covers topics such as multi-modal interfaces, human-computer interaction, smart environments and pervasive computing, addressing principles, paradigms, methods and applications. This book will be an ideal reference for university researchers, R&D engineers, computer engineers, and graduate students working in signal, speech and video processing, multi-modal interfaces, human-computer interaction and applications of ambient intelligence. Hamid Aghajan is a Professor of Electrical Engineering (consulting) at Stanford University, USA. His research is on user-centric vision applications in smart homes, assisted living / well being, smart meetings, and avatar-based social interactions. He is Editor-in-Chief of "Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments", has chaired ACM/IEEE ICDSC 2008, and organized workshops/sessions/tutorials at ECCV, ACM MM, FG, ECAI, ICASSP, CVPR. Juan Carlos Augusto is a Lecturer at the University of Ulster, UK. He is conducting research on Smart Homes and Classrooms. He has given tutorials at IJCAI’07 and AAAI’08. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Book Series on "Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments" and the "Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments". He has co-Chaired ICOST’06, AITAmI’06/07/08, and is Workshops Chair for IE’09. Ramón López-Cózar Delgado is a Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Telecommunications of the University of Granada, Spain. His research interests include speech recognition and understanding, dialogue management and Ambient Intelligence. He is a member of ISCA (International Speech Communication Association), SEPLN (Spanish Society on Natural Language Processing) and AIPO (Spanish Society on HCI). Integrates engineering and computing methods that are essential for designing and implementing highly effective ambient intelligence systems Contains contributions from the world’s leading experts in academia and industry Gives a complete overview of the principles, paradigms and applications of human-centric ambient intelligence systems

The Patient Factor

The Patient Factor
  • Author : Richard J. Holden,Rupa S. Valdez
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-02-28
  • Total pages :268
  • ISBN : 9781000358810
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Summary : Patients are increasingly encouraged to take an active role in managing their health and health care. New technologies, cultural shifts, trends in healthcare delivery, and policies have brought to the forefront the "work" patients, families, and other non-professionals perform in pursuit of health. Volume I provides a theoretical and methodological foundation for the emerging discipline of Patient Ergonomics – the science of patient work. The Patient Factor: Theories and Methods for Patient Ergonomics, Volume I defines Patient Ergonomics, explains its importance, and situates it in a broader historical and societal context. It reviews applicable theories and methods from human factors/ergonomics and related disciplines, across domains including consumer technology, patient-professional communication, self-care, and patient safety. The Patient Factor is ideal for academics working in health care and patient-centered research, their students, human factors practitioners working in healthcare organizations or at technology companies, frontline healthcare professionals, and leaders of healthcare delivery organizations.

Ambient Assisted Living

Ambient Assisted Living
  • Author : Filippo Cavallo,Vincenzo Marletta,Andrea Monteriù,Pietro Siciliano
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-04-06
  • Total pages :404
  • ISBN : 9783319542836
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Summary : This book documents the state of the art in the field of ambient assisted living (AAL), highlighting the impressive potential of novel methodologies and technologies to enhance well-being and promote active ageing. The coverage is wide ranging, with sections on assistive devices, elderly people monitoring, home rehabilitation, ICT solutions for AAL, living with chronic conditions, robotic assistance for the elderly, sensing technologies for AAL, and smart housing. The book comprises a selection of the best papers presented at the 7th Italian Forum on Ambient Assisted Living (ForitAAL 2016), which was held in Pisa, Italy, in June 2016 and brought together end users, technology teams, and policy makers to develop a consensus on how to improve provision for elderly and impaired people. Readers will find that the expert contributions offer clear insights into the ways in which the most recent exciti ng advances may be expected to assist in addressing the needs of the elderly and those with chronic conditions.

Innovative Applications of Ambient Intelligence: Advances in Smart Systems

Innovative Applications of Ambient Intelligence: Advances in Smart Systems
  • Author : Curran, Kevin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-01-31
  • Total pages :332
  • ISBN : 9781466600393
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Summary : "This book provides perspectives on the convergence of ubiquitous computing, intelligent systems research, and context awareness with the aim of encouraging the further development of ambient intelligence frameworks and research"--

Networking Health

Networking Health
  • Author : National Research Council,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Enhancing the Internet for Health Applications: Technical Requirements and Implementation Strategies
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-07-12
  • Total pages :388
  • ISBN : 9780309068437
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Summary : Consumer health websites have garnered considerable media attention, but only begin to scratch the surface of the more pervasive transformations the Internet could bring to health and health care. Networking Health examines ways in which the Internet may become a routine part of health care delivery and payment, public health, health education, and biomedical research. Building upon a series of site visits, this book: Weighs the role of the Internet versus private networks in uses ranging from the transfer of medical images to providing video-based medical consultations at a distance. Reviews technical challenges in the areas of quality of service, security, reliability, and access, and looks at the potential utility of the next generation of online technologies. Discusses ways health care organizations can use the Internet to support their strategic interests and explores barriers to a broader deployment of the Internet. Recommends steps that private and public sector entities can take to enhance the capabilities of the Internet for health purposes and to prepare health care organizations to adopt new Internet-based applications.

Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing

Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing
  • Author : Leszek Rutkowski,Rafał Scherer,Marcin Korytkowski,Witold Pedrycz,Ryszard Tadeusiewicz,Jacek M. Zurada
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-05-27
  • Total pages :712
  • ISBN : 9783030209155
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Summary : The two-volume set LNCS 11508 and 11509 constitutes the refereed proceedings of of the 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, ICAISC 2019, held in Zakopane, Poland, in June 2019. The 122 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 333 submissions. The papers included in the first volume are organized in the following five parts: neural networks and their applications; fuzzy systems and their applications; evolutionary algorithms and their applications; pattern classification; artificial intelligence in modeling and simulation. The papers included in the second volume are organized in the following five parts: computer vision, image and speech analysis; bioinformatics, biometrics, and medical applications; data mining; various problems of artificial intelligence; agent systems, robotics and control.

Guide to Ambient Intelligence in the IoT Environment

Guide to Ambient Intelligence in the IoT Environment
  • Author : Zaigham Mahmood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-01
  • Total pages :295
  • ISBN : 9783030041731
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Summary : Ambient intelligence (AmI) is an element of pervasive computing that brings smartness to living and business environments to make them more sensitive, adaptive, autonomous and personalized to human needs. It refers to intelligent interfaces that recognise human presence and preferences, and adjust smart environments to suit their immediate needs and requirements. The key factor is the presence of intelligence and decision-making capabilities in IoT environments. The underlying technologies include pervasive computing, ubiquitous communication, seamless connectivity of smart devices, sensor networks, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and context-aware human-computer interaction (HCI). AmI applications and scenarios include smart homes, autonomous self-driving vehicles, healthcare systems, smart roads, the industry sector, smart facilities management, the education sector, emergency services, and many more. The advantages of AmI in the IoT environment are extensive. However, as for any new technological paradigm, there are also many open issues and limitations. This book discusses the AmI element of the IoT and the relevant principles, frameworks, and technologies in particular, as well as the benefits and inherent limitations. It reviews the state of the art of current developments relating to smart spaces and AmI-based IoT environments. Written by leading international researchers and practitioners, the majority of the contributions focus on device connectivity, pervasive computing and context modelling (including communication, security, interoperability, scalability, and adaptability). The book presents cutting-edge research, current trends, and case studies, as well as suggestions to further our understanding and the development and enhancement of the AmI-IoT vision.

Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science

Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science
  • Author : Pieter Kubben,Michel Dumontier,Andre Dekker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-21
  • Total pages :219
  • ISBN : 9783319997131
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Summary : This open access book comprehensively covers the fundamentals of clinical data science, focusing on data collection, modelling and clinical applications. Topics covered in the first section on data collection include: data sources, data at scale (big data), data stewardship (FAIR data) and related privacy concerns. Aspects of predictive modelling using techniques such as classification, regression or clustering, and prediction model validation will be covered in the second section. The third section covers aspects of (mobile) clinical decision support systems, operational excellence and value-based healthcare. Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science is an essential resource for healthcare professionals and IT consultants intending to develop and refine their skills in personalized medicine, using solutions based on large datasets from electronic health records or telemonitoring programmes. The book’s promise is “no math, no code”and will explain the topics in a style that is optimized for a healthcare audience.

mHealth Multidisciplinary Verticals

mHealth Multidisciplinary Verticals
  • Author : Sasan Adibi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-11-21
  • Total pages :754
  • ISBN : 9781482214802
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Summary : An in-depth overview of the emerging concept; Mobile Health (mHealth), mHealth Multidisciplinary Verticals links applications and technologies to key market and vendor players. It also highlights interdependencies and synergies between various stakeholders which drive the research forces behind mHealth. The book explores the trends and directions where this vertical market is headed. Divided into nine sections, the book covers a number of multidisciplinary verticals within the field of mHealth such as: Preventive and curative medicine Consumer and patient-centric approaches Psychological, behavioral, and mental verticals Social perspectives Education, adoption, and acceptance Aged care and the aging population Regional, geographical, and public-health perspectives Technology implications Cloud applications The book collates emerging and diverse mHealth applications into a single resource. The result of extensive research, the book is a collaborative effort between experts from more than 20 countries, who have been carefully reviewed and selected by the team of reviewers. It takes a multidisciplinary approach to health informatics and provides a roadmap to current and future directions of mHealth.

Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics

Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics
  • Author : Judith S. Hurwitz,Marcia Kaufman,Adrian Bowles
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-04-08
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781118896785
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Summary : A comprehensive guide to learning technologies that unlock thevalue in big data Cognitive Computing provides detailed guidance towardbuilding a new class of systems that learn from experience andderive insights to unlock the value of big data. This book helpstechnologists understand cognitive computing's underlyingtechnologies, from knowledge representation techniques and naturallanguage processing algorithms to dynamic learning approaches basedon accumulated evidence, rather than reprogramming. Detailed caseexamples from the financial, healthcare, and manufacturing walkreaders step-by-step through the design and testing of cognitivesystems, and expert perspectives from organizations such asCleveland Clinic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, as well as commercialvendors that are creating solutions. These organizations provideinsight into the real-world implementation of cognitive computingsystems. The IBM Watson cognitive computing platform is describedin a detailed chapter because of its significance in helping todefine this emerging market. In addition, the book includesimplementations of emerging projects from Qualcomm, Hitachi, Googleand Amazon. Today's cognitive computing solutions build on establishedconcepts from artificial intelligence, natural language processing,ontologies, and leverage advances in big data management andanalytics. They foreshadow an intelligent infrastructure thatenables a new generation of customer and context-aware smartapplications in all industries. Cognitive Computing is a comprehensive guide to thesubject, providing both the theoretical and practical guidancetechnologists need. Discover how cognitive computing evolved from promise toreality Learn the elements that make up a cognitive computingsystem Understand the groundbreaking hardware and softwaretechnologies behind cognitive computing Learn to evaluate your own application portfolio to find thebest candidates for pilot projects Leverage cognitive computing capabilities to transform theorganization Cognitive systems are rightly being hailed as the new era ofcomputing. Learn how these technologies enable emerging firms tocompete with entrenched giants, and forward-thinking establishedfirms to disrupt their industries. Professionals who currently workwith big data and analytics will see how cognitive computing buildson their foundation, and creates new opportunities. CognitiveComputing provides complete guidance to this new level ofhuman-machine interaction.

The Science of Real-Time Data Capture

The Science of Real-Time Data Capture
  • Author : Arthur Stone,Saul Shiffman,Audie Atienza,Linda Nebeling
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-04-19
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 0195346319
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Summary : The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated the topic of real-time data capture as an important and innovative research area. As such, the NCI sponsored a national meeting of distinguished research scientists to discuss the state of the science in this emerging and burgeoning field. This book reflects the findings of the conference and discusses the state of the science of real-time data capture and its application to health and cancer research. It provides a conceptual framework for minute-by-minute data capture- ecological momentary assessments (EMA)- and discusses health-related topics where these assessements have been applied. In addition, future directions in real-time data capture assessment, interventions, methodology, and technology are discussed. Despite the rapidly growing interest in the methodology of real-time data capture (e.g. journal special issues, widely attended conference presentations, etc.), to date no single book has focused solely on this topic. The volume will serve as an important resource for researchers, students, and government scientists interested in pursuing real-time health research, and will nicely complement our lists in epidemiology, public health, and oncology.