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System engineering approach for assisting physical-ly challenged and geriatric persons

R. Gowri Shankar Rao, N.K. Rayaguru, Sunil Kumar Thakur
2017 International Journal of Engineering & Technology  
The microcontroller based data acquisition system is used to develop suitable applications such as medicine reminder system, guiding the location and object for blind people.  ...  The embedded application aims to provide the needful for the physically challenged people those who find difficulties in taking care of themselves in their day to day activities.  ...  Acknowledgement The authors wish to acknowledge Professor N G Renganathan, Dept of Chemistry Veltech Rangarajan Dr Sagunthala R& D institute of Science & Technology for his constant support .Also the authors  ... 
doi:10.14419/ijet.v7i1.2.8971 fatcat:xynb45gnonarrinl6b5nub6cae

"Eye Caught by Another Eye": Locating Experience in Nadine Gordimer's The Lying Days

Laura Giovannelli
2014 Journal of Literature and Art Studies  
In one of the first pages and crucial scenes of The Lying Days (1953), we soon associate the narrating voice with that of a bright, inquisitive child of Scottish descent immersed in the harsh Witwatersrand  ...  out the earliest, embryonic stages of such a progressive knocking down of epistemic barriers.  ...  The words "lie" and "lying" are obviously key terms in the novel, which takes its title and epigraph from "The Coming of Wisdom with Time" (1909), a four-line poem by W. B.  ... 
doi:10.17265/2159-5836/2014.11.010 fatcat:c3ntytbi3fcrza34qht64f63mi

Exploring coping strategies and mental health support systems among female youth in the Northwest Territories using body mapping

Candice Lys
2018 International Journal of Circumpolar Health  
The mental health of young women in the Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada, is a critical public health concern; however, there is a dearth of research that examines how this population manages mental  ...  Forty-one participants (aged 13-17 years) attended FOXY body mapping workshops in six NWT communities in 2013 then completed interviews regarding the content of their body maps.  ...  Acknowledgements A heartfelt thank you to all the young women who shared their experiences for this study.  ... 
doi:10.1080/22423982.2018.1466604 pmid:29697022 pmcid:PMC5917895 fatcat:fryyfon4ineetjxlb7nqvx4hc4

Does fine particulate matter (PM2.5) affect the benefits of habitual physical activity on lung function in adults: a longitudinal cohort study

Cui Guo, Yacong Bo, Ta-Chien Chan, Zilong Zhang, Changqing Lin, Tony Tam, Alexis K. H. Lau, Ly-yun Chang, Gerard Hoek, Xiang Qian Lao
2020 BMC Medicine  
We found significant negative interaction effects between long-term exposure to PM2.5 and habitual PA, suggesting that the increased intake of PM2.5 due to PA may attenuate the benefits of habitual PA  ...  Generalised linear mixed models were used to investigate the combined effects of PM2.5 and PA on pulmonary function.  ...  Since 2009, we had used the two assessment questions to obtain the weekly total time by asking "How often did you usually do the PA weekly in previous month" and "How many hours did you spend on the PA  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12916-020-01570-5 pmid:32398155 fatcat:xhe5vk5pcra4xlohogx4y4p2pu

Activity Recognition System for Smart Campus

Manasi S. Khade
2020 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
But in this paper before using the method of feature extraction, the sensor data is firstly splits into the different time segments which are basically the sequential time segments.  ...  The objective of this paper is to research and inspect machine and deep learning techniques by using videos for recognition of students indoor and outdoor activities.  ...  Most of the videos are captured at approximately 24-30 frames per second, each image is called a frame where you see frames per second (FPS).  ... 
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2020.31222 fatcat:7hbwirjg6bdlzjyw5ynunwy2cu

Autonomous Thermal Vision Robotic System for Victims Recognition in Search and Rescue Missions

Christyan Cruz Ulloa, Guillermo Prieto Sánchez, Antonio Barrientos, Jaime Del Cerro
2021 Sensors  
; on the other hand, developments with thermal images are limited to the field of surveillance.  ...  Several tests have been carried out in different environments to validate the proposed method, recreating PDE with varying conditions of light, from which the datasets have been generated for the training  ...  The location of victims is executed by processing the thermal images through a Convolutional Neural Network-YOLO (You Only Look Once)-to later issue an alert and generate a trace with the location of the  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21217346 pmid:34770654 pmcid:PMC8588524 fatcat:kiplqijwh5gqljfi5bhnwviqki

Benchmark Dataset Based on Category Maps with Indoor–Outdoor Mixed Features for Positional Scene Recognition by a Mobile Robot

Hirokazu Madokoro, Hanwool Woo, Stephanie Nix, Kazuhito Sato
2020 Robotics  
Indoor visual information related to images includes outdoor features to a degree that varies extremely by time, weather, and season.  ...  We obtained time-series scene images using a wide field of view (FOV) camera mounted on a mobile robot moving along a 392-m route in an indoor environment surrounded by transparent glass walls and windows  ...  The occasions of indoor scene features including outdoor areas are few. Visual information in indoor images including outdoor features varies considerably in terms of time, weather, and season.  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics9020040 fatcat:ovovbgodfjbbjbgiad7xiwmshm

An experimental study on the role of augmented reality content type in an outdoor site exploration

Ana Javornik, Efstathia Kostopoulou, Yvonne Rogers, Ava Fatah gen Schieck, Petros Koutsolampros, Ana Maria Moutinho, Simon Julier
2018 Behavior and Information Technology  
However, little is known about what type of content functions well when using augmented reality (AR) in outdoor contexts.  ...  This research investigates how different types of AR contentsuch as text or image -can affect the flow experience as well as other user affective and behavioural responses.  ...  These are categorized in terms of (i) the role of the text, (ii) the role of the images and (iii) the effects of using it outdoors.  ... 
doi:10.1080/0144929x.2018.1505950 fatcat:ht22322sx5fhlcjhhjki3ik2ma

A novel method for mapping village-scale outdoor resting microhabitats of the primary African malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae

Julius R. Dewald, Douglas O. Fuller, Günter C. Müller, John C. Beier
2016 Malaria Journal  
Conclusion: The use of a D-S modelling framework for predicting the outdoor resting habitat locations provided novel information on this little-known aspect of anopheline ecology.  ...  Results: The D-S model provided a highly detailed suitability map of resting locations.  ...  The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12936-016-1534-9 pmid:27659918 pmcid:PMC5034649 fatcat:6fgelnjutrcs3kjw6jqaarmy4q

Behavior Comparison During Chronic Heat Stress in Large White and Creole Pigs Using Image-Analysis

Mathieu Bonneau, Nausicaa Poullet, David Beramice, Laurent Dantec, Laurianne Canario, Jean-Luc Gourdine
2021 Frontiers in Animal Science  
Pig postures estimated by the neural network showed that pigs spent more time lying on their side when temperature increased.  ...  When comparing the two breeds, as temperature increases, CR pigs spent more time lying on their side than LW pigs, suggesting that they use this posture to increase thermoregulation and dissipate heat  ...  Silou from the experimental unit INRAE-PTEA for their technical assistance.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fanim.2021.784376 fatcat:jqrrxhihwfeoxnyhak3b6luowe

Inverse Depth Parametrization for Monocular SLAM

J. Civera, A.J. Davison, J. Montiel
2008 IEEE Transactions on robotics  
The key concept is direct parametrization of the inverse depth of features relative to the camera locations from which they were first viewed, which produces measurement equations with a high degree of  ...  Experiments show robust operation in challenging indoor and outdoor environments with very large ranges of scene depth, varied motion and also real-time 360 • loop closing.  ...  Thank you to the anonymous reviewers for their useful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tro.2008.2003276 fatcat:lpu5bzgv7bgojeugm2smieznny

Unified Inverse Depth Parametrization for Monocular SLAM

J. Montiel, J. Civera, A. Davison
2006 Robotics: Science and Systems II  
The key concept is direct parametrization of the inverse depth of features relative to the camera locations from which they were first viewed, which produces measurement equations with a high degree of  ...  Experiments show robust operation in challenging indoor and outdoor environments with very large ranges of scene depth, varied motion and also real-time 360 • loop closing.  ...  Thank you to the anonymous reviewers for their useful comments.  ... 
doi:10.15607/rss.2006.ii.011 dblp:conf/rss/MontielCD06 fatcat:ssbfq3lkezdspelzabkfsnqbg4

Activity recognition using wearable sensors for tracking the elderly

Stylianos Paraschiakos, Ricardo Cachucho, Matthijs Moed, Diana van Heemst, Simon Mooijaart, Eline P. Slagboom, Arno Knobbe, Marian Beekman
2020 User modeling and user-adapted interaction  
This research focuses on the task of activity recognition (AR) from accelerometer data.  ...  In this paper, we make the validation data as well as the derived prediction models available to the community.  ...  We report on optimal sensor set-ups in terms of size, sensor type and body location. 5. We demonstrate the performance of our models in both labelled and unlabelled free-living accelerometer data.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11257-020-09268-2 fatcat:tvetrpixovf5lilsod3yxcgwkq

MALE GENDER STEREOTYPES IN PAKISTANI ADVERTISEMENTS

Zainab Kamran Mirza
2016 PEOPLE International Journal of Social Sciences  
This paper deals with the study of how men are portrayed and perceived in television commercials in electronic media.  ...  The analysis of the study is comprised 60 ads which were further coded for nine distinguished categories and subcategories. The outcome of this study supports the proposed hypothesis.  ...  Location A study done in USA posits men are shown double as compare to women in outdoor location while women are shown in home and domestic setting (Brenham et al., 2001) . J. D. Brown and K.  ... 
doi:10.20319/pijss.2016.s21.17161732 fatcat:vwd7wjz6vjal3klyoaf4a32tmi

"Are You Suffering?": Reading David Foster Wallace's democratic literature through the vocabularies of Richard Rorty

Antonio Aguilar Vazquez
2020
By this, I mean that Wallace's texts aim to represent a democratic and civic belief to the reader and, at the same time, the texts themselves are attempts of civic participation aimed to influence the  ...  These texts are, in order of how they appear by chapter, the short story 'Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature' (2004), the novel Infinite Jest (1996), the nonfiction text is Signifying Rappers (1990),  ...  These are works of literature, philosophy, and critical theory that are able to "recontextualize most of what you previously thought you knew" (AOC 133).  ... 
doi:10.5525/gla.thesis.81755 fatcat:5fopjsnwnnaz5d7amiglggosti
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