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Resources related to the CLever framework and objectives


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Tuesday, 6 December 2005, 8:12:30 am

Title: Blah blah blah

Sender: Stefan Carmien

Author:

URL: http://www.411song.com/

Source:

Summary:

Implications for CLever: Blah blah blah

Note: it's a company who, if you call their service on your cell phone, will send you an sms message with the artist and song. I heard them demo this on NPR this weekend and it seemed to work perfectly. The big problem is my washing machine doesn't sound like your washing machine, and there are factors like the size of thee load etc. Still might be useful to check out.





Friday, 2 December 2005, 9:49:44 am

Title: Ubiquitous Home Layout

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author:

URL: http://www2.nict.go.jp/jt/a135/research/ubiquitous_home_layout.html

Source: NICT Website (http://www.nict.go.jp/ )

Summary: A floor plan of an experimental high-tech home environment with many different kinds of sensors

Implications for CLever: a sample smart environment designed to support residents. could provide design insight for smart care – in particula, how different sensors can be combined to capture useful context

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Tuesday, 8 November 2005, 10:55:57 am

Title: Groundbreaking Technology In Global Positioning System Internet Vehicle Tracking Now AvailableTo The Public At AJGPS.com

Sender: Andy Gorman

Author: company press release

URL: http://newsroom.eworldwire.com/view_release.php?id=13051

Source: EWORLDWIREÖ (http://www.eworldwire.com/ )

Summary: The Millennium Plus Mobile Locating Unit (MLU) uses existing cellular airwaves and takes advantage of the Global Positioning System (GPS) created by the United States government to track cars, motorcycles and recreational vehicles.

Implications for CLever: Demo could provide design insight for Lifeline; They are using basic cell network infrastructure

Note: See also http://www.ajgps.com/





Friday, 4 November 2005, 4:36:41 pm

Title: Multispectral Solutions' Ultra Wideband RFID Tag Sets Industry Record with 10 Year Battery Life

Sender: Andy Gorman

Author: Business Wire

URL: http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20051104005411&newsLang=en

Source: Business Wire (http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/index.jsp )

Summary: Sapphire DART tags have read ranges in excess of 200 meters (650 feet) and can provide accuracy and precision of 10 cm (4 inches) in real time location system (RTLS) applications

Implications for CLever: This might be used in SmartHome Location Tracking

Note: See also http://www.multispectral.com/





Thursday, 3 November 2005, 11:52:27 am

Title: Circadence Corporation: Building Critical Communications Infrastructure

Sender: Andy Gorman

Author: Circadence Corporation

URL: http://www.circadence.com

Source:

Summary: Circadence offers a robust mobile network solution

Implications for CLever: Lifeline and Mobility for All require robust mobile networking

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Wednesday, 2 November 2005, 7:04:09 pm

Title: GPS Researchers Try to Zero in on Pinpoint Accuracy

Sender: Andy Gorman

Author: Dean Takahashi

URL: http://www.securityinfowatch.com/online/Asset-Tracking/GPS-Researchers-Try-to-Zero-in-on-Pinpoint-Accuracy/6129SIW412

Source: San Jose Mercury News (California) (http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/business/technology/personal_technology/12982739.htm )

Summary: Stanford Center for Position, Navigation and Time wants to make such navigation so accurate that it could tell whether you are in your car or standing next to it

Implications for CLever: Intgeresting Center at Stanford

Note: See also http://scpnt.stanford.edu/





Wednesday, 2 November 2005, 6:50:43 pm

Title: Tracking devices for offenders

Sender:Andy Gorman

Author:Evelyn Cronce El Defensor Chieftain Reporter

URL: http://www.dchieftain.com/news/55713-10-26-05.html

Source:El Defensor Chieftain (http://www.dchieftain.com/ )

Summary: The Socorro County Commission is investigating the use of satellite technology to keep track of offenders as an alternative to incarceration.

Implications for CLever: Robust system for keeping track of someone's location

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Tuesday, 27 September 2005, 11:06:15 pm

Title: Medixine Tests System for Alzheimer's

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: (author name of original article)

URL: http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/1892/1/1/

Source: RFID Journal

Summary: The Finnish company combines RFID and cellular phone technology to help make sure Alzheimer's patients take the drugs they need.

Implications for CLever: Using pervasive tech for helping people with cognitive difficulties

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Sunday, 18 September 2005, 9:08:25 pm

Title: HotWheels

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

URL: http://www.3eyes.co.uk/views/public/?doc=HotWheels

Summary: Toys record video

Implications for CLever: A unique way to capture video

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Thursday, 15 September 2005, 10:47:20 pm

Title: The next thing on the Net: Your cardio system

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: (Michael Kanellos )

URL: http://news.com.com/2100-11395_3-5865625.html

Source: CNET

Summary: San Diego-based Triage Wireless has created, and hopes to bring to the market in the near future, a patch applied to the skin that continuously monitors a person's blood pressure, heart rate and other vital signs, and then forwards that information to their doctor's computer via wireless links.

Implications for CLever: New technology potentially usable for monitoring clients' health conditions. Unlike RFID, these are not used for identification purposes.

Note: The company will begin trials at Scripps Clinic in Torrey Pines, Calif., next month.





Monday, 1 August 2005, 3:51:55 pm

Title: RFID-enabled video camera

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author:

URL: http://web.media.mit.edu/~cati/movingpictures.html

Source:
Summary: The European Media Lab developed a system that uses
RFID-enabled video camera. Short video clips are linked
to physical tokens. Then, the tokens can be used on
a tabletop device to assemble video clips.
(it's designed as a kids' toy)

Implications for CLever: An example related to indexing Life Histries video archives

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Tuesday, 18 July 2005, 2:36:35 pm

Title: Assisted Cognition

Sender: Gerhard Fischer

Author: (Henry Kautz)

URL: http://www.cs.washington.edu/assistcog/

Source:

Summary: Take a look.

Implications for CLever:

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Tuesday, 5 July 2005, 2:34:37 pm

Title: Intelligent Technology for an Aging Population

Sender: Gerhard Fischer

Author: (Martha E. Pollack)

URL: http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~pollackm/Pollack-web_files/distrib/agingtex-preprint.pdf

Source: AI Magazine 26(2):9-242005

Summary: Vol 6, No 2 has an article by Martha Pollack:


Implications for CLever:
Intelligent Technology for an Aging Population

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Saturday, 9 July 2005, 8:50:57 pm

Title: CitiDISK HDV, DV Models

Sender: Shinichi Konomi

Author:

URL: http://www.shining.com/products/totalsolution/comparison/

Source: http://www.shining.com/)

Summary: A hard disk device that directly capture video from DV camcoders

Implications for CLever: Can be useful to build a video capture system

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Monday, 27 June 2005, 10:19:58 pm

Title: Google Unveils Video Viewer

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author:

URL: http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=164903254

Source: InformationWeek (http://www.informationweek.com/ )

Summary: Google launches a video viewer for watching and searching video stored in the company's servers.

Implications for CLever: Technologies for indexing and retrieving video files are desired for building a LifeHistories system.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2005, 6:31:16 pm

Title: RFID Journal May/June 2005 Issue

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author:

URL:

Source: RFID Journal

Summary: This issue includes three articles on RFID, pervasive monitoring, and privacy. Includes discussions on privacy and technology in Asian and Latin American Countries.

Implications for CLever: Privacy issues of technologies that tracks whereabouts of people.

Note: Available here: RFID Journal May/June Issue Scanned Images





Wednesday, 15 June 2005, 9:23:01 am

Title: Emotional intelligence for computer-based characters?

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: Stefanos Kollias

URL: http://istresults.cordis.lu/index.cfm/section/news/tpl/article/BrowsingType/Features/ID/77083

Source:

Summary: Researchers analysed some 400 features of common speech, then selected around 20-25 as the most important in expressing emotion. Then, used them to add emotional expressions to computer characters

Implications for CLever: Emotion and mood in speech – possibility to index life histories archive

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Wednesday, 15 June 2005, 8:59:14 am

Title: Netscape co-founder eyes video blogs

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: Jim Kerstetter

URL: http://news.com.com/2100-1025_3-5746812.html

Source: foo news (http://news.com/ )

Summary: Video blogging is becoming a hot topic in the business world. One of the companies interests is technologies for indexing video.

Implications for CLever: In the article it says: "IBM, Yahoo and Google have devised ways to tag and search video clips. Cable operators also are experimenting with tools from Gotuit Media that would let viewers search for scenes in programs."

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Monday, 13 June 2005, 10:10:49 pm

Title: Google readying Web-only video search

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: Stefanie Olsen

URL: http://news.com.com/Google+readying+Web-only+video+search/2100-1024_3-5745038.html?part=rss&tag=5745038&subj=news

Source: news.com (http://news.com.com/ )

Summary: Google is expected to unveil a search engine for Web-only video this summer that will let people preview media clips from its Web site

Implications for CLever: Search technology for making accumulated video archive useful.

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Monday, 13 June 2005, 2:37:50 pm

Title: How Speech Recognition WorksŚAnd Doesn't Work

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: Gareth Moore

URL: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1826664,00.asp?kc=ETRSS02129TX1K0000532

Source: ExtremeTech (http://www.extremetech.com/ )

Summary: A good summary of the technology of speech recognition

Implications for CLever: Technology for SmartCare

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Monday, 13 June 2005, 11:22:41 am

Title: Speech Recognition and Sound - A collection of links

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author:

URL: n/a

Source: n/a

Summary: A list of websites I've visited while looking for information about speech recognition.

Implications for CLever: Some could be useful for implementing SmartCare apps.

Note:
http://www.muvee.com/

http://www.pcmag.co.uk/products/software/1161858

http://www.videoanalysis.org/index.html

http://www.jmdl.com/howard/audio-mining.html

http://www.jmdl.com/howard/audio-mining.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_recognition

http://searchenginewatch.com/links/article.php/2156251

http://www.nuance.com/index.html

http://www.scansoft.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidden_Markov_Models

http://cmusphinx.sourceforge.net/html/cmusphinx.php

http://speechwiki.org/

http://www.microsoft.com/speech/default.mspx

http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Projects/EARS/

http://cmusphinx.sourceforge.net/sphinx4/doc/ProgrammersGuide.html

http://cmusphinx.sourceforge.net/sphinx4/javadoc/edu/cmu/sphinx/util/props/doc-files/ConfigurationManagement.html

http://oak.psych.gatech.edu/~c4/transcribe.htm

http://oak.psych.gatech.edu/~c4/fastt.htm

http://www.sri.com/esd/automation/video_recog.html

http://www.nexidia.com/

http://www.nexidia.com/

http://www.callminer.com/

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2005/032805audio.html

http://www.codeproject.com/string/dmetaphone6.asp?df=100&forumid=16309&exp=0&select=900489

http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/software/apps/story/0,10801,73189,00.html

http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/software/apps/story/0,10801,73158,00.html?from=story_package

http://www.fxpal.com/?p=pubs&author=744&authorlist=0

http://java.sun.com/products/java-media/jmf/index.jsp

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpeg7audioenc/

http://sourceforge.net/projects/cannot/

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/ja/docs/ja/api/index.html

http://cmusphinx.sourceforge.net/sphinx4/javadoc/index.html

http://java.sun.com/products/java-media/speech/forDevelopers/jsapi-doc/index.html

http://www.developer.com/java/other/article.php/1565671

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/







Friday, 10 June 2005, 9:09:45 am

Title: These walls (and teddy bears) have eyes

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: Michael Kanellos

URL: http://news.com.com/These+walls+and+teddy+bears+have+eyes/2100-1040_3-5738029.html?tag=st.prev

Source: CNet news (http://news.com.com/ )

Summary: Intel Research's ultimate baby monitoring system uses a series of sensors under the baby's mattress and a camera monted on a wall – will monitor a child's heart rate, temperature and movement; stream video of the infant; and even take pictures. Captured data is sent to a parent's PC.


Implications for CLever: Smart Care may include similar technological infrastructure.


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Thursday, 9 June 2005, 11:40:56 pm

Title: Digital Wardrobe

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: regine

URL: http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/006144.php

Source: near near future (http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/ )

Summary: Wordrobe tracks and accumulate histries of garments

Implications for CLever: A way to accumulate historical information in a smart house

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Wednesday, 8 June 2005, 6:49:17 pm

Title: Design for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: regine

URL: http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/005832.php

Source: near near future (http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/ )

Summary: For example, a woman who needs to repeatedly check that her electric appliances are shut off can find some mental comfort thanks to switches she can carry with her to bed or while outside the house. Soft velcro-lined RFID-tagged switches are placed on electrical appliances (equipped with an RFID tag reader) to turn them on. The switches can be removed, physically disengaging the power, and carried in various retro-fitted personal effects (handbag, keychain, pillow) that can be physically checked for reassurance when away from the appliances.

Implications for CLever: A unique idea of using RFID as memory support in smart home environments.

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Title: Google to start 'video blogging'

Date: May 25, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: Unknown

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4412125.stm

Source: BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/ )

Summary: Search engine firm Google is to begin an experiment in
"video blogging", according to co-founder Larry Page.

Implications for CLever: Imagne! is interested in both
multimedia capture and blogging. According to Imagine!, potential
bloggers are not only caregivers but also clients. Video Blogging (or
Vlogging) is an emerging technology that combines video and blogging
and a big company like Google is getting serious about it. By being
aware of their efforts, we can take a look at their technology as soon
as it is available, avoid competing with Google, and focus on our
strengths.

Note: There are vlogging services that are already available on
the net. For example see:: http://www.freevlog.org/





Title: Target marketing via RFID to debut in Seattle

Date: May 24, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: Johan Bostrom

URL: http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/05/23/HNseattlerfid_1.html

Source: InfoWorld (http://www.infoworld.com/ )

Summary: This is one of the first RFID systems deployed in
public urban space. The system is designed to help visually and
hearing-impaired individuals. In addition, the system will likely be
used for marketing purposes by nearby cafes and stores.

Implications for CLever: This is another example of using smart
sensors to help people with disabilities. In their system, information
is displayed on devices (e.g., speakers and video monitors) embedded
in urban environments. In CLever, information is displayed on personal
devices.

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Title: Gates: 'Information overload' is overblown

Date: May 19, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: Ina Fried

URL: http://news.com.com/2100-1022_3-5713665.html

Source:

Summary: Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on Thursday countered
the popular notion that workers are universally overloaded with too
much information. "I'd say in all of these cases, we are really
dealing with information underload," Gates said in his talk, which
kicked off Microsoft's annual CEO Summit. "We still want a lot of
information." The problem, Gates said, is that the information exists,
but it is not in one place and cannot be easily viewed in a meaningful
way using today's software.

Implications for CLever: The title of this article draws
attention. But it seems to me that he is anyway talking about the
necessity of the "right" information at the "right" time. So, in Gates' term, the Smart Care environment that captures
lots of information using many sensors causes "Information underload"
unless it cannot be viewed in a meaningful way using today's
software.

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Title: Medical Usability: How to Kill Patients Through Bad Design

Date: May 18, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: Jakob Nielsen

URL: http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20050411.html

Source: Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox
(http://www.useit.com/alertbox/)

Summary: This essay discusses a field study of a hospital's
order-entry system and points out six general categories of relevant
usability problems. Furthermore, it points out the limitations of
self-reported data (e.g., a survey for hospital staff) and emphasizes
the importance of gaining data from "What people do", not
"What people say."

Implications for CLever: In designing systems for smart care
environments, such as medication support systems, it'd be wise to
be aware of the ubiquitous usability problems including (1) misleading
default values, (2) new commands not checked against previous ones,
(3) poor readability, (4) memory overload, (5) date description
errors, and (6) overly complicated workflow as well as the importance
of paying attention to what caregivers and clients do.

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Title: Chip gets under CIO's skin (video)

Date: May 12, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author:

URL: http://zdnet.com.com/1606-2-5663221.html

Source: ZDNet

Summary: Harvard Medical School CIO John Halamka is on the
cutting edge of technology, both professionally and personally. Not
only does he manage 2 million patients, 3,000 doctors and 150 major
applications, he's got an RFID chip implanted in his arm. Halamka sits
down with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber to talk about key issues in
the medical field.

Implications for CLever: He talks about various issues related
to information technologies for the healthcare field: switching to
paper-based to digital, what happens when systems breakdown, security
and privacy issues related to HIPAA, integration using web services
and xml, reducing errors by using RFID tags and barcodes. He also
explains why he got an RFID chip implanted under his skin and talks
about merits of having an RFID tag in that way.

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Title: Working IT: The paperless office (video)

Date: May 11, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author:

URL: http://news.com.com/1200-2-5698362.html?tag=rsspr.5703868

Source: CNet News

Summary: Tablet PCs may not enjoy mass market adoption, but for
a cardiology practice in Middlesex, Conn., their wireless capabilities
and compact size–and the paperless environment–have proved to be a
worthwhile investment.

Implications for CLever: In the context of CLever project, we
think about issues around making more records available in digital
forms. This video shows a successful case of replacing paper with
tablet PCs in a healthcare environment.

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Title: The Design of a Human Memory Prosthesis

Date: May 6, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: M. Lamming, P. Brown, K. Carter, M. Eldridge, M. Flynn,
G. Louie, P., Robinson and A. Sellen

URL: http://comjnl.oupjournals.org/cgi/reprint/37/3/153

Source: The Computer Journal

Summary: Early work on memory prosthesis using Active
Badges. Done at EuroPARC in early 90's.

Implications for CLever: This is similar to our Life Histories
approach. They discuss design guidelines of this type of systems.

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Title: Managing Chronic Illness a Home

Date: May 2, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: Juliet Corbin and Anselm Strauss

URL: http://l3d.cs.colorado.edu/~konomi/.do3f34/at-home.zip (password: clever)

Source: Qualitative Sociology

Summary: This paper discusses work/tasks involved in managing
chronic illness at home – what tasks, who does them, how, where,
the consequences, the problems involved. Three types of work are
discussed here: illness work, everyday life work, and biographical
work.

Implications for CLever: This paper provides a framework for
analyzing work involved in living with health problems. Their work
backs up CLever's framework that emphasizes life histories
(related to biographical work) as well as illness work (taking
medication) and everyday life work.

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Title: Photo Albums: Images and Reflections of Self

Date: May 2, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: Andrew L. Walker and Rosalind Kimball Moulton

URL: http://l3d.cs.colorado.edu/~konomi/.do3f34/photo.zip (password: clever)

Source: Qualitative Sociology

Summary: The authors examined more than forty photo albums
created by amateur photographers in order to investigate he
psychological and social functions of photo albums and their value to
scholars as documentations of social life. This paper discusses the
crucial role of narratives that accompanies photo albums. It also
discusses how a narrative is constructed in the absence of a
possessor/presenter and argues that it is constructed by determining
the type of album being examined and establishing the personal
relationships and themes within the album. It also makes us think
about differences of objective realities and subjective
realities. "Both photographs and narratives depict not objective
reality, but rather what Alfred Schutz called the 'Umwelt': a
life context to which meaning has been subjectively assigned (Schutz,
1967)"

Implications for CLever: In CLever, we are talking about
capturing/organizing/annotating sensor and multimedia data including
digital photographs. This paper discusses photographs, in great depth,
as media for documentations of social life.

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Title: California bill would ban tracking chips in IDs

Date: April 29, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: Alorie Gilbert,

URL: http://news.zdnet.com/California+bill+would+ban+tracking+chips+in+IDs/2100-1035_22-5689358.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=zdnn

Source: ZDNet

Summary: California lawmakers are joining the national debate
on the merit of incorporating electronic identification devices in
driver's licenses, student IDs and passports. "Simitian's bill would
prohibit identity documents created or issued by the state containing
computer chips that can be read remotely. Identity documents include
driver's licenses, ID cards, student ID cards, health insurance or benefits cards, professional licenses and library cards."

Implications for CLever: To be aware of legislations and social
conditions related to privacy issues of pervasive computing
environments including Smart Care/House.

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Title: Knowledge Management Research

Date: April 21, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author:

URL: http://www.nelh.nhs.uk/kmresearch/

Source:

Summary: Bridging the gap between knowledge and health

Implications for CLever: There are some papers on knowledge
management in healthcare environments. For example, "An
interesting paper: Evidence based guidelines or collectively
constructed "mindlines?" Ethnographic study of knowledge management in

primary care"

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Title: UbiHealth 2004

Date: April 21, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author:

URL: http://www.pervasivehealthcare.com/ubicomp2004/details/

Source:

Summary: The 3rd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing
for Pervasive Healthcare Applications

Implications for CLever: A recent workshop on a related topic
×▓ü┼ü▒ervasive Healthcare Applications×┤ One of the interesting
papers is ×▓ü┼üÁhe Personal Medical Unit ? A Ubiquitous Computing
Infrastructure for Personal Pervasive Healthcare×┤, which proposes a
personal device for integrating a person×▓ü├üď health-related
information.

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Title: You should never store paper – Gordon Bell

Date: April 20, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author:

URL: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/microsoft/2002236379_paperless09.html

Source:

Summary: Related to today's discussion at the L3D meeeting, Gordon Bell said in his recent interview:



"You should never store paper," he said.

"The likelihood of you finding it again is nil."

Implications for CLever:

Gordon Bell's MyLifeBits is a project highly relevant to our
SmartCare/LifeHistories project. This article provides some
interesting background information about the MyLifeBits project.

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Title: RFID Phones and Nokia Lifeblog

Date: March 9, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author:

URL: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2005/03/03/1109700590953.html

Source:

Summary: Attached are additional pictures of a person using a
mobile phone with an embedded RFID chip.

A. Getting on a train

B. Paying for a cup of coffee

C. Buying soda from a vending machine

D. Unlocking a locker at a train station

E. Getting more information from a poster

F. Screen of a mobile phone showing a history of train rides.



This is currently only available at Ueno Station in Tokyo and still
is an experimental service. A major rollout is scheduled in January
2006. Currently, users can only view a history of train rides (and not
of other activities).

Implications for CLever: These kinds of uses of RFID and phones
may become commonplace in the near future. If so, there are
opportunities for exploiting such new technologies and practices for
building richer LifeHistories archives.

Note: JPEGs atttached

Another news from Australia was about Nokia's Lifeblog project and
"life caching". http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2005/03/03/1109700590953.html






Title: List of public places already using pervasive tracking

technologies

Date: March 8, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author:

URL: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040913/dam008_1.html

http://www.silicon.com/research/specialreports/protectingid/0,3800002220,39121670,00.htm

http://www.future-store.org/

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5462556/

http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/columns/article.php/3487046

Source:

Summary:

vehicle's location via an 802.11b Wi-Fi network." [ http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/columns/article.php/3487046 ]

Implications for CLever: Peace of mind, safety and privacy in relation to pervasive technologies

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Title: Why adding more security measures may make systems less secure

Date: January 18, 2005

Sender: Shin'ichi Konomi

Author: Don Norman

URL: http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/23.63.html#subj11

Source: RISK digest

Summary: Many attempts by both experts and amateurs in the
world of security and safety actually weaken their systems.

Implications for CLever: This is related to CLever's
discussions on surveillance systems, safety, peace of mind, and
privacy. Just increasing safety (without considering other conflicting
issues) is not as easy as it may look.

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Title: NetLearning

Date: May 24, 2005

Sender: Stefan Carmien

Author:

URL: http://www.netlearning.com/

Source:

Summary:

Implications for CLever: This was mentioned in a meeting with
Imagine! on May 24, 2005.

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Title: Sprint Launches Tracking Service

Date: May 19, 2005

Sender: Jim Sullivan

Author: Shelley Solheim

URL: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1815843,00.asp

Source: http://www.eweek.com/

Summary: Sprint Corp. this week will launch a set of mobility
services designed to help enterprises better control their employees
in the field through location, presence and messaging
technologies.

Implications for CLever:

Note:






Title: Riding the us with my sister (movie)

Date: May 1, 2005

Sender: Anja Kintsch

Author: Rachel Simon

URL: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0452284554/qid=1117142874/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/103-0801664-5791069?v=glance&s=books&n=507846 (book)

Source:

Summary:

Implications for CLever:

Note: It was aired on a major TV network on May 1, 2005.






Title: RFID self implant for car access

Date: April 25, 2005

Sender: Stefan Carmien

Author:

URL: http://www.boingboing.net/2005/03/23/rfid_self_implant_fo.html

Source:

Summary:

Implications for CLever:

Note:






Title: Phidgetusa.com

Date: April 18, 2005

Sender: Stefan Carmien

Author:

URL: http://www.phidgetsusa.com/

Source:

Summary: The paper on the florida smart house, as well as the
paper at CHi on the digital family portrait (my current favorite
context aware app: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/fce/ecl/projects/dfp/)
both mention using devices from these guys; who, interestingly, had a
boot at the vendor exhibit section of CHI.

Implications for CLever:

Note:






Title: Imagine! CD on the server

Date: April 14, 2005

Sender: Andy Gorman

Author:

URL:

Source:

Summary: I added two files to the server. I created audio files
that just contain the "My Life" excerpts from the radio program.


I put the contents of a CD I got from Greg on the server. It's in the
CLever group folder in a subfolder called C.O.R.E. I compressed the
audio so that will be easy to manage. There is also a large video,
which I did not try to compress any further.

Implications for CLever:

Note:






Title: Stefan's CHI05 Notes and related papers

Date: April 12, 2005

Sender: Stefan Carmien

Author:

URL:

Source:

Summary:

Implications for CLever:

Note: Attached files (word and pdf)

Here is a resend (I sent to the old clever list):

Here are my rough notes



particularly interesting is the experience buffer presentation



here are some things from my beloved issac project that are similar to
Melissas presentation today:

http://www.isaac.certec.lth.se/

http://www.certec.lth.se/doc/picturesas/

and:






Title: Carelog and Experience Buffers

Date: April 7, 2005

Sender: Stefan Carmien

Author:

URL: http://www.intel-research.net/ViewSeminarAbstract.asp?Index=337

Source:

Summary:

Implications for CLever:

Note: PDF006






Title: Papers in this month's IEEE Computing magazine

Date: April 5, 2005

Sender: Gerhard Fischer

Author:

URL:

Source:

Summary:

Bill Coleman:

> I found this month's IEEE Computing magazine very interesting. The
theme is "Smart Things, Smart Places" and there are three articles of
interest:

>

>

> 1. Socially Aware Computation and Communication (pg 33)

>

> 2. Designing Smart Artifacts and Smart Environments (pg 41)

>

> 3. The Gator Tech Smart House: A Programmable Pervasive Space (pg 50)

Implications for CLever:

Note: PDF005






Title: MyLifeBits and SenseCam

Date: March 31, 2005

Sender: Jim Sullivan

Author:

URL: http://research.microsoft.com/barc/MediaPresence/MyLifeBits.aspx

http://www.dowjones.com/Pressroom/PressReleases/Other/US/2004/1115_US_TheWallStreetJournal_811.htm

http://www.research.microsoft.com/hwsystems/

Source:

Summary:

I found an interesting link in the microsoft MyLifeBits project (see

http://research.microsoft.com/barc/MediaPresence/MyLifeBits.aspx
)

Implications for CLever: The "SenseCam" is very similar to the
HIP concept I presented at the last CLever meeting, with the
following exceptions:



(1) the camera is on a badge rather than headgear, so it may not
provide an accurate perspective of what the user is actually looking
at.



(2) the SenseCam takes VGA still images rather than digital video
clips, so the audio context is not captured.



(3) triggers for capturing images include both automatic sensors
(time, movement, change in light, etc.) as well as intentional
gestures. While technologically interesting, this approach may create
some issues with respect to the S/N ratio of automatically captured
images => who would review such images (or videos in our project) to
determine their context, value, etc.?

Note: BTW, this project apparently was runner-up for a Wall St
Journal Global Technology Innovation award in Oct 2004

http://www.dowjones.com/Pressroom/PressReleases/Other/US/2004/1115_US_TheWallStreetJournal_811.htm



Here's a more complete description from:

http://www.research.microsoft.com/hwsystems/






Title: Himalayan Times Articles

Date: March 9, 2005

Sender: Anja Kintsch

Author:

URL:

Source:

Summary:

In the Himalayan Times there were two articles (actually the first was
only a photo) about new cell phone technology. The first has immediate
implications much as Jim was already talking about, while the second,
while sounding a bit silly actually could be good for some of our
clients who need multi-modal feedback.

Implications for CLever:

Note:JPEG attached






Title: SafeTzone

Date: March 7, 2005

Sender: Andy Gorman

Author:

URL: http://www.safetzone.com/stz_home.html

Source:

Summary:

A company called SafeTzone has developed a system that allows guests
to locate members of their party by using RF transmitters. All the
kids in ski school at Steamboat wear these bracelets so that kids can
be located if they get separated from their group. The ski instructors
also wear these so they can be effectively dispatched to recover a
lost child.

Implications for CLever: Peace of mind, safety and privacy in
relation to pervasive technologies

Note:JPEGs attached






Title: ionKids system

Date: March 4, 2005

Sender: Stefan Carmien

Author:

URL: http://ion-kids.com/product.html

Source:

Summary:

THis is another interesting tghing I ran into in one of the pubs
handed out. particulary interessting iss the last paragraph on the
page:

>

> The underside of the Wristag is equipped with sensors that detect
the presence of the child's skin. If the sensors perceive an excessive
gap between the Wristag and the child's skin, it immediately activates
the Wristag alarm and sends a simultaneous "tamper" alarm to the Base
Unit to warn parents of the possibility that the Wristag has been
improperly removed.

>

Implications for CLever: Peace of mind, safety and privacy in
relation to pervasive technologies

Note:

take a look at the product tour, the base unit section.

http://ion-kids.com/product.html






Title: QuietCare

Date: March 4, 2005

Sender: Stefan Carmien

Author:

URL: http://www.adtcares.com/?c=pi

Source:

Summary: Home Health Security System for Greater Independence

Implications for CLever:

Note: I found out about this by reading the copy of "todays
caregiver" a magazine handed out at PacRim. they have a website too:
caregiver.com






Title: Confusion Matrix

Date: March 3, 2005

Sender: Stefan Carmien

Author:

URL: http://www2.cs.uregina.ca/~hamilton/courses/831/notes/confusion_matrix/confusion_matrix.html

Source:

Summary:

Implications for CLever:

Note:

Fellows:



I think a good framework of thinking about these sorts of problems is the classis AI confusion matrix (here is a good reference:http://www2.cs.uregina.ca/~hamilton/courses/831/notes/ confusion_matrix/confusion_matrix.html). Really, the problem we have is a variant of classification, perhaps best looked at two levels:



1) There is a problem (or not) and

2) The problem is of X sort





SO, back to the confusion matrix:



There are 4 cases:





1) Situation is identified as a problem when it is a problem

2) Situation is identified as a problem when it is NOT a problem

3) Situation is identified as NOT a problem when it is NOT a problem

4) Situation is identified as NOT a problem when it is a problem






It is useful because now we have a body of theoretical thought and
analysis tools to use. Of course case 1 and 3 are good because we can
just do what is appropriate. Case 2 causes embarrassment, deployment
of resources un-necessarily, and 'crying wolf' type long-term
consequences (a good model for this is the proliferation of home
alarm systems and the consequent problems with inadvertently
triggering police help). Case 4 is the biggest one, because here we
have a person in trouble and we are partially directly responsible
for them being so.






Title: Teen ArriveAlive

Date: March 1, 2005

Sender: Andy Gorman

Author:

URL: http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=61207437-0abe -421a-01c6-cab86e87758d&TEMPLATEID=5991da4c-ac1f-02d8-0055 -99a54930515e

http://www.teenarrivealive.com/

Source:

Summary: This is a brief story that touches on exactly what we
were discussing today about tracking and trusting relationships
between parent and child.



I taped the news story and will digitize it for our collection.

Implications for CLever:

Note: > Track every move your teenager makes with new cell phone

>

> http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=61207437-0abe -421a-01c6-cab86e87758d&TEMPLATEID=5991da4c-ac1f-02d8-0055 -99a54930515e

>

>



Here is a link to the company profiled in the story. It depicts shiny happy families holding hands ;-)



http://www.teenarrivealive.com/






Title: CSCW Paper

Date: March 1, 2005

Sender: Andy Gorman

Author:

URL:

Source:

Summary:

I just received the CSCW proceedings in the mail today and found a
paper related to our discussion today about low-effort/high-benefit
pen and paper communication compared to electronic records.

Implications for CLever:

Note:PDF004






Title: an interesting paper related to tracking our mobile users

Date: February 25, 2005

Sender: Andy Gorman

Author:

URL: http://portal.acm.org/toc.cfm? id=1047671&type=issue&coll=portal&dl=ACM&idx=1047671&part=periodical&Wan tType=periodical&title=Communications%20of%20the%20ACM&CFID=38838884&CFT OKEN=76576139

Source:

Summary:

This is an interesting paper related to tracking our mobile users. I
saw this demoed at UbiComp03. It's pretty cool.

Implications for CLever:

Note:PDF003






Title: good title story in Newsweek this week about Autism

Date: February 24, 2005

Sender: Gerhard Fischer

Author:

URL:

Source:

Summary:

good title story in Newsweek this week about Autism

Implications for CLever:

Note:






Title: CodeBlue: Wireless Sensor Networks for Medical Care

Date: February 23, 2005

Sender: Andy Gorman

Author:

URL: http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~mdw/proj/codeblue/

Source:

Summary:

Implications for CLever:

Note: p.s. It looks like they are using augmented versions of
the MIT Motes that we recently purchased and are planing to install in
our lab.



On Feb 23, 2005, at 3:46 PM, Andrew Gorman wrote:



> Here is an interesting wireless system for monitoring vital signs.

>

> http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~mdw/proj/codeblue/

>






Title: Patientkeeper

Date: February 23, 2005

Sender: Jim Sullivan

Author:

URL:

http://www.patientkeeper.com/index.html

http://www.patientkeeper.com/products.html

http://www.patientkeeper.com/software.html

http://www.patientkeeper.com/success_partners.html

Source:

Summary:

Home: http://www.patientkeeper.com/index.html



Products: http://www.patientkeeper.com/products.html



Software development kit: http://www.patientkeeper.com/software.html



Partners: http://www.patientkeeper.com/success_partners.html

Implications for CLever:

Note:






Title: Another GPS Stalker

Date: February 16, 2005

Sender: Andy Gorman

Author:

URL:

Source:

Summary:

Implications for CLever:

Note:PDF002

Thanks to Anja for bring this in.






Title: A Dark Chapter In Medical History

Date: February 15, 2005

Sender: Jim Sullivan

Author:

URL: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/02/09/60II/main672701.shtml

Source:

Summary:

Implications for CLever:

Note:






Title: Today show today about RFID in a middle school

Date: February 11, 2005

Sender: Anja Kintsch

Author:

URL:

Source:

Summary:

&