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Resources related to the CLever framework and objectives

Date: May 25, 2005

Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title: Google to start 'video blogging'

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. (Shin段chi)

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. (Shin段chi)

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




Date: May 24, 2005

Sender: Shin段chi Konomi

Title: Target marketing via RFID to debut in Seattle

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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Date: May 19, 2005
Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title: Gates: 'Information overload' is overblown
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 途ight information at the 途ight time. So, in Gates term, the Smart Care environment that captures lots of information using many sensors causes 妬nformation underload unless it cannot be viewed in a meaningful way using today痴 software.
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Date: May 18, 2005
Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title: Medical Usability: How to Kill Patients Through Bad Design
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痴 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 努hat people do, not 努hat people say. (Shin段chi)
Implications for CLever: In designing systems for smart care environments, such as medication support systems, it壇 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. (Shin段chi)
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Date: May 12, 2005
Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title: Chip gets under CIO's skin (video)
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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Date: May 11, 2005
Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title: Working IT: The paperless office (video)
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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Date: May 6, 2005
Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title: M. Lamming, P. Brown, K. Carter, M. Eldridge, M. Flynn, G. Louie, P. Robinson and A. Sellen
Author: The Design of a Human Memory Prosthesis
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痴.
Implications for CLever: This is similar to our Life Histories approach. They discuss design guidelines of this type of systems.
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Date: May 2, 2005
Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title: Managing Chronic Illness a Home
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痴 framework that emphasizes life histories (related to biographical work) as well as illness work (taking medication) and everyday life work.
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Date: May 2, 2005
Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title: Photo Albums: Images and Reflections of Self
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. 釘oth photographs and narratives depict not objective reality, but rather what Alfred Schutz called the 填mwelt: 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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Date: April 29, 2005
Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title: California bill would ban tracking chips in IDs
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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Date: April 21, 2005
Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title: Knowledge Management Research
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, 鄭n interesting paper: Evidence based guidelines or collectively constructed "mindlines?" Ethnographic study of knowledge management in primary care
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Date: April 21, 2005
Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title: UbiHealth 2004
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 撤ervasive Healthcare Applications One of the interesting papers is 典he Personal Medical Unit ? A Ubiquitous Computing Infrastructure for Personal Pervasive Healthcare, which proposes a personal device for integrating a person痴 health-related information.
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Date: April 20, 2005
Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title:
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痴 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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Date: March 9, 2005
Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title: RFID Phones and Nokia Lifeblog
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

Date: March 8, 2005
Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title: List of public places already using pervasive tracking technologies
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:
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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Date: January 18, 2005
Sender: Shin段chi Konomi
Title: Why adding more security measures may make systems less secure
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痴 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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Date: May 24, 2005
Sender: Stefan Carmien
Title: NetLearning
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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Date: May 19, 2005
Sender: Jim Sullivan
Title: Sprint Launches Tracking Service
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.
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Date: May 1, 2005
Sender: Anja Kintsch
Title: Riding the us with my sister (movie)
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:
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Note: It was aired on a major TV network on May 1, 2005.

Date: April 25, 2005
Sender: Stefan Carmien
Title: RFID self implant for car access
Author:
URL: http://www.boingboing.net/2005/03/23/rfid_self_implant_fo.html
Source:
Summary:
Implications for CLever:
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Date: April 18, 2005
Sender: Stefan Carmien
Title: Phidgetusa.com
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.
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Date: April 14, 2005
Sender: Andy Gorman
Title:
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.
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Date: April 12, 2005
Sender: Stefan Carmien
Title: Stefan痴 CHI05 Notes and related papers
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:

Date: April 7, 2005
Sender: Stefan Carmien
Title: Carelog and Experience Buffers
Author:
URL: http://www.intel-research.net/ViewSeminarAbstract.asp?Index=337
Source:
Summary:
Implications for CLever:
Note: PDF attached

Date: April 5, 2005
Sender: Gerhard Fischer
Title: Papers in this month痴 IEEE Computing magazine
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: PDFs attached

Date: March 31, 2005
Sender: Jim Sullivan
Title:
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_TheWal
lStreetJournal_811.htm

Here's a more complete description from:
http://www.research.microsoft.com/hwsystems/


Date: March 9, 2005
Sender: Anja Kintsch
Title:
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


Date: March 7, 2005
Sender: Andy Gorman
Title: SafeTzone
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

Date: March 4, 2005
Sender: Stefan Carmien
Title:
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
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take a look at the product tour, the base unit section.



Date: March 4, 2005
Sender: Stefan Carmien
Title: QuietCare
Author:
URL: http://www.adtcares.com/?c=pi
Source:
Summary: Home Health Security System for Greater Independence
Implications for CLever:
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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

Date: March 3, 2005
Sender: Stefan Carmien
Title:
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.

Date: March 1, 2005
Sender: Andy Gorman
Title:
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:
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> 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/

Date: March 1, 2005
Sender: Andy Gorman
Title:
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:PDF

Date: February 25, 2005
Sender: Andy Gorman
Title:
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:PDF


Date: February 24, 2005
Sender: Gerhard Fischer
Title:
Author:
URL:
Source:
Summary:
good title story in Newsweek this week about Autism
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Date: February 23, 2005
Sender: Andy Gorman
Title:
Author:
URL: http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~mdw/proj/codeblue/
Source:
Summary:
Implications for CLever:
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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/
>

Date: February 23, 2005
Sender: Jim Sullivan
Title: Patientkeeper
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:
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Date: February 16, 2005
Sender: Andy Gorman
Title:
Author:
URL:
Source:
Summary:
Implications for CLever:
Note:PDF
Thanks to Anja for bring this in.

Date: February 15, 2005
Sender: Jim Sullivan
Title: A Dark Chapter In Medical History
Author:
URL: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/02/09/60II/main672701.shtml
Source:
Summary:
Implications for CLever:
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Date: February 11, 2005
Sender: Anja Kintsch
Title:
Author:
URL:
Source:
Summary:
Implications for CLever:
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I just saw a short bit on the Today show today about a middle school which has students wearing RFID tags on badges so that their comings and goings in class could be recorded. However the project had to be put on hold because of parent concerns about privacy and people outside the school tracking their children. I Iooked on the Today website bud didn't find any links at this time. Keep your eyes open for it.

Date: February 7, 2005
Sender: Jim Sullivan
Title: Caring Family & Mike Williams in the news again
Author:
URL: http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36%257E32540%257E2696457,00.html
Source:
Summary:
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Date: January 20, 2005
Sender: Gerhard Fischer
Title:
Author:
URL: http://www.fosteringresults.org/
Source:
Summary:
Implications for CLever:
institutions –> group homes –> foster care
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Date: January 7, 2005
Sender: Jim Sullivan
Title: RFID
Author:
URL:
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1748604,00.asp
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1744839,00.asp
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1744840,00.asp
Source:
Summary:
about the need to improve real-world accuracy of rfid systems:
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1748604,00.asp

the challenges/costs of rfid:
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1744839,00.asp

and the walmart experiences:
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1744840,00.asp
Implications for CLever:
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Date: January 7, 2005
Sender: Jim Sullivan
Title:
Author:
URL: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1748274,00.asp
Source:
Summary:
Here's an interesting story about a "bonnie and clyde" couple who allegedly
stole $1.5M from walmart using an illegal bar code scheme:
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The article also has a link to the question: could this have happened with
RFID tags?

Date: January 7, 2005
Sender: Andy Gorman
Title:
Author:
URL:
Source:
Summary:
Walmart's plans to implement RFID are way behind schedule and they are now saying that they will only be able to implement RFID in a limited way.

Some of the problems include high manufacturing costs, and more importantly, an inability to read the RFID tags. Their reliability rate in stores is at about 60%.
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Note:HTMLattached


Date: January 4, 2005
Sender: Andy Gorman
Title:
Author:
URL: http://www.ubisense.net/
Source:
Summary:
Implications for CLever:
This may be suitable for our indoor tracking needs.
Note:PDFs in stefans mail

Date: Januar 4, 2005
Sender: Stefan Carmien
Title:
Author:
URL: http://www.assistedlivingthemovie.com/Resources.htm
Source:
Summary:
This list of sites might be of interest to the smart-homes group:
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Date: January 4, 2005
Sender: Gerhard Fischer
Title: Assisted Living (movie)
Author:
URL: http://www.assistedlivingthemovie.com/Trailer.htm
http://www.assistedlivingthemovie.com/BehindScenes.htm
Source:
Summary:
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X-Sieve: CMU Sieve 2.2
Organization: The Summerkamp Group
From: "John Case"
To: "gerhard@cs.colorado.edu"
Subject: Assisted Living
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 11:51:12 -0700
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With so much controversy swirling around the upcoming movie "Assisted Living," the filmmakers have launched this email campaign in order to provide some perspective for health-care professionals.

The film has recently been taken to task by certain individuals within the elder care community for, they say, negatively portraying care givers and presenting a cold, unsympathetic view of assisted living. We adamantly disagree with these assessments.

First, the film is not a documentary and does not presume to represent any part of the healthcare industry. In fact, the fictional locale in which virtually all of the film takes place was shot in 5 different care facilities of various classifications. Simply put, "Assisted Living" is the story of a young man's brief yet tender relationship with an elderly resident who happens to reside in an assisted living facility. No more, no less. And although the lead character, the facility's hapless janitor, takes a unique approach to his work at times, his actions always come with the best of intentions and a kind heart. In other words, he's human.

Please take a look at the preview http://www.assistedlivingthemovie.com/Trailer.htm and a behind-the-scenes interview with the director http://www.assistedlivingthemovie.com/BehindScenes.htm in which he speaks about his experiences working with the elderly actors in the film - nearly all of whom were actual residents of one of the primary facilities in which the film was shot.

Decide for yourself whether "Assisted Living" is a unflattering portrayal of an industry, or a rare opportunity to address the increasingly urgent and complex issues involving aging in America.

Very best regards,

John Case, The Summerkamp Group

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