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Context-Awareness in a Persistent Hospital Companion Agent [chapter]

Timothy Bickmore, Reza Asadi, Aida Ehyaei, Harriet Fell, Lori Henault, Stephen Intille, Lisa Quintiliani, Ameneh Shamekhi, Ha Trinh, Katherine Waite, Christopher Shanahan, Michael K. Paasche-Orlow
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The agent system uses sensors to enable it to be aware of events in the hospital room and the status of the patient, in order to provide context-sensitive health counseling.  ...  We describe the design and preliminary evaluation of a virtual agent that provides continual bedside companionship and a range of health, information, and entertainment functions to hospital patients during  ...  In this paper, we report on a greatly enhanced version of the system that integrates a suite of sensors to make the agent aware of events in the hospital environment and more aware of the status of the  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-21996-7_35 fatcat:t4fo3tdj2rfipnpgpcyw2rxmp4

Childbirth in Palestine

L. Wick, N. Mikki, R. Giacaman, H. Abdul-Rahim
2005 International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics  
Conclusion: The implications of limiting unnecessary interventions in the normal birth process are particularly important in a context of limited access and scarce resources.  ...  Results: Forty-eight percent of WB deliveries took place in crowded and understaffed governmental hospitals. Reported practices were not consistently in line with evidence-based care.  ...  Acknowledgments This article is part of a regional research project on Choices and Challenges in Changing Childbirth in the Arab Region, sponsored by the Center for Research on Population and Health at  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2005.01.029 pmid:15847891 pmcid:PMC1457108 fatcat:7z3akmsh4raavlzevo73zejwry

Fatal hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis associated with locally acquired dengue virus infection - New Mexico and Texas, 2012

Tyler M Sharp, Linda Gaul, Atis Muehlenbachs, Elizabeth Hunsperger, Julu Bhatnagar, Rebekka Lueptow, Gilberto A Santiago, Jorge L Muñoz-Jordan, Dianna M Blau, Paul Ettestad, Jack D Bissett, Suzanne C Ledet (+3 others)
2014 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)  
DENV-3 was detected in a premortem bone marrow biopsy in which erythrophagocytosis was evident.  ...  The patient developed an acute febrile illness in August 2012 during a 1-month vacation in New Mexico.  ...  On September 22, the woman sought care at a regional emergency department because of persistent fatigue, fever, and chills.  ... 
pmid:24452132 pmcid:PMC5779429 fatcat:2kysr5wj7nbctaaqmfmcexfj7u

Context-aware multimedia computing in the intelligent hospital

Scott Mitchell, Mark D. Spiteri, John Bates, George Coulouris
2000 Proceedings of the 9th workshop on ACM SIGOPS European workshop beyond the PC: new challenges for the operating system - EW 9  
This paper describes how we are using QoS DREAM to design what we term our concept of the "Intelligent Hospital". We also introduce a usability study that we are currently engaged in.  ...  By integrating a multimedia framework with an event-based notification system, we are developing QoS DREAM, a platform that can provide seamless, context-sensitive communications, which can adapt to users  ...  The existing technology lacks context awareness: it is pointless and inappropriate to page a doctor for a minor consultation when they are engaged in a critical procedure.  ... 
doi:10.1145/566727.566730 fatcat:nuphuhtv6jcoxat3xigjqvcqp4

Context-aware multimedia computing in the intelligent hospital

Scott Mitchell, Mark D. Spiteri, John Bates, George Coulouris
2000 Proceedings of the 9th workshop on ACM SIGOPS European workshop beyond the PC: new challenges for the operating system - EW 9  
This paper describes how we are using QoS DREAM to design what we term our concept of the "Intelligent Hospital". We also introduce a usability study that we are currently engaged in.  ...  By integrating a multimedia framework with an event-based notification system, we are developing QoS DREAM, a platform that can provide seamless, context-sensitive communications, which can adapt to users  ...  The existing technology lacks context awareness: it is pointless and inappropriate to page a doctor for a minor consultation when they are engaged in a critical procedure.  ... 
doi:10.1145/566726.566730 dblp:conf/sigopsE/MitchellSBC00 fatcat:7hkpynajevemhn35zr53apmxhm

One Health in hospitals: how understanding the dynamics of people, animals, and the hospital built-environment can be used to better inform interventions for antimicrobial-resistant gram-positive infections

Kathryn R. Dalton, Clare Rock, Karen C. Carroll, Meghan F. Davis
2020 Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control  
Despite improvements in hospital infection prevention and control, healthcare associated infections (HAIs) remain a challenge with significant patient morbidity, mortality, and cost for the healthcare  ...  In this review, we use a One Health framework (human, animal, and environmental health) to explain the epidemiology, demonstrate key knowledge gaps in infection prevention policy, and explore improvements  ...  The hospital microbial ecosystem However, human exposure to resistant pathogens occurs in the context of microbial ecosystems, and the hospital built environment can be a source for a number of other microorganisms  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13756-020-00737-2 pmid:32487220 fatcat:ruksw6gx7vggpczr3ajah6ksci

Faith healers are taking over the role of psychiatrists in Iraq

Maha S. Younis, Riyadh K. Lafta, Saba Dhiaa
2019 Qatar medical journal  
Due to lack of education and awareness, faith healing has become a popular way of treating psychiatric patients.  ...  Methods: A semi-structured questionnaire was applied through a direct face-to-face interview with the patients and their companions; it inquired whether the patient has ever visited faith healers, the  ...  This may help build public awareness about this issue in order to end this malpractice in the future.  ... 
doi:10.5339/qmj.2019.13 pmid:31819859 pmcid:PMC6883745 fatcat:aam37znodzgc5hph6tlbznuaoq

A One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance surveillance: is there a business case for it?

Kevin Queenan, Barbara Häsler, Jonathan Rushton
2016 International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents  
The sponsors were not involved in creating this document.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was funded by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, Project code 3058 "Support to present a business case for One Health under the Human-Animal Interface", the  ...  A lack of data quantity and quality persists, the latter affected by a lack of standardisation [30] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2016.06.014 pmid:27496533 fatcat:ynoccgv6bbcmnim5keh34hd4nu

Review on auditing cloud consistency service

Shaik BajiVali, M N V V K Pavan Kumar
2017 International Journal of Engineering & Technology  
levels of warranty relate to one-of-a-kind degrees of storage and privateness protection requested by means of customers, main to companion warranty-based price version for cloud services.  ...  to audit and retain at some stage in a privateness-maintaining and non-respectable fashion. by way of proactively grouping potential rhetorical proof, the cloud turns into extra accountable, while presenting  ...  Insider threats A security violation takes place as soon as a computing agent obtains unauthorized accesses to a protected aid. by way of retaining a record of the accesses at the element of the permissions  ... 
doi:10.14419/ijet.v7i1.5.9143 fatcat:qdlbndiwirelzpgltx2twlx3mi

Making New "New AI" Friends: Designing a Social Robot for Diabetic Children from an Embodied AI Perspective

Lola Cañamero, Matthew Lewis
2016 International Journal of Social Robotics  
Robin provides children with positive mastery experiences of diabetes management in a playful but realistic and natural interaction context.  ...  a friendly companion that fulfills the therapeutic and affective requirements of our end users beyond other approaches commonly used in assistive robotics and child-robot interaction.  ...  any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-016-0364-9 fatcat:ubx4fxk4k5csvjb7cmgcill634

Caracterização dos sintomas físicos de estresse na equipe de pronto atendimento

Sílvia Maria de Carvalho Farias, Olga Lúcia de Carvalho Teixeira, Walter Moreira, Márcia Aparecida Ferreira de Oliveira, Maria Odete Pereira
2011 Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP  
A investigação determinou a necessidade de medidas para acompanhamento dos funcionários na sua atividade laboral.  ...  Elaborou-se uma cartilha com sugestões básicas para a melhoria da qualidade de vida da equipe de saúde.  ...  Moreover, stress and the burnout syndrome are mentioned as dysfunctional consequences nurses develop in their professional lives in the hospital context (17) .  ... 
doi:10.1590/s0080-62342011000300025 pmid:21710081 fatcat:ekamwwq3nbh3rpxxqg6kaydtna

Views from Within a Narrative: Evaluating Long-Term Human–Robot Interaction in a Naturalistic Environment Using Open-Ended Scenarios

Dag Sverre Syrdal, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Kheng Lee Koay, Wan Ching Ho
2014 Cognitive Computation  
Twelve participants took part in a long-term study in which they interacted with robots in the UH Robot House once a week for a period of 10 weeks.  ...  A prototyping method using the narrative framing technique allowed participants to engage with the robots in episodic interactions that were framed using narrative to convey the impression of a continuous  ...  Appendix: Scenario Evaluation Scale Here, are some more questions about the use of the companion in this scenario. Please answer them based on your experience in today's session as a whole.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12559-014-9284-x pmid:25484992 pmcid:PMC4255091 fatcat:begdyqe47bgxjl2r3nysk4iasq

Implementation and evaluation of nonclinical interventions for appropriate use of cesarean section in low- and middle-income countries: protocol for a multisite hybrid effectiveness-implementation type III trial

Alexandre Dumont, The QUALI-DEC research group, Ana Pilar Betrán, Charles Kaboré, Myriam de Loenzien, Pisake Lumbiganon, Meghan A. Bohren, Quoc Nhu Hung Mac, Newton Opiyo, Guillermo Carroli, Kristi Sidney Annerstedt, Valéry Ridde (+3 others)
2020 Implementation Science  
QUALI-DEC will be implemented and evaluated in 32 hospitals (8 sites per country) using a pragmatic hybrid effectiveness-implementation design to test our implementation strategy, and information regarding  ...  Existing evidence has shown only a modest effect of single interventions on reducing CS rates, arguably because of the failure to design multifaceted interventions effectively tailored to the context.  ...  We wish to thank the French Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), which supported the QUALI-DEC consortium during the preparation phase of this project in the context of the Horizon 2020  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13012-020-01029-4 pmid:32887669 pmcid:PMC7650262 fatcat:l46segmsqren5n5vw3bwyvv4se

A One Health Perspective on the Human–Companion Animal Relationship with Emphasis on Zoonotic Aspects

Paul A.M. Overgaauw, Claudia M. Vinke, Marjan A.E. van Hagen, Len J.A. Lipman
2020 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Objective: Evaluation of positive and negative One Health issues of the human–companion animal relationship with a focus on zoonotic aspects of cats and dogs in industrialized countries.  ...  Results: Pets undoubtedly have a positive effect on human health, while owners are increasing aware of pet's health and welfare.  ...  In this context, a strange trend can be observed as young children play in mud baths on 29 June "as a way to connect and celebrate the natural joys of playing in the mud".  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph17113789 pmid:32471058 pmcid:PMC7312520 fatcat:6stb2mmj4nfr7dokbsc5weq2he

Modeling the user state for context-aware spoken interaction in ambient assisted living

David Griol, José Manuel Molina, Zoraida Callejas
2014 Applied intelligence (Boston)  
In this paper, we enhance systems interacting in AAL domains by means of incorporating context-aware conversational agents that consider the external context of the interaction and predict the user's state  ...  management in the architecture of the conversational agent.  ...  For instance, a context-aware model of emotions that can be used to design intelligent agents endowed with emotional capabilities is described in [90] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10489-013-0503-z fatcat:irktqwexizdulp3jxc7rptzgxa
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