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From devices to tasks: automatic task prediction for personalized appliance control

CharlesL. Isbell, Olufisayo Omojokun, JeffreyS. Pierce
2004 Personal and Ubiquitous Computing  
want to use next, we present a method for automatically discovering the user's common tasks (e.g., watching a movie, or surfing TV channels), predicting the task that the user wishes to engage in, and  ...  Finally, we show that tasks can vary from user to user.  ...  Modeling tasks instead of appliances makes it possible to compose commands and tasks automatically in response to the resource constraints of our remote controls.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00779-004-0273-z fatcat:mst5fndb5jhljg6penw47ovzfq

Towards Machine Independence: From Mechanically Programmed Devices to the Internet of Things [chapter]

Arthur Tatnall, Bill Davey
2016 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
had a life of its own to modern smart kitchen and household appliances (from the Internet of Things) that really could be said to have a degree of independence.  ...  It points to an increasing trend towards these machines and devices becoming more and more independent of human intervention and control.  ...  " would discourage any sensible person from such predictions, but we will indulge in some speculations nevertheless.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-49463-0_6 fatcat:c2rgp5cd2jglvg7yrawg5hqiim

A formative analysis of mobile devices and gestures to control a multimedia application from the distance

Andreas Lorenz, Marc Jentsch, Cyril Concolato, Enrico Rukzio
2010 Melecon 2010 - 2010 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference  
The use of mobile and handheld devices is a desirable option for implementation of user interaction with remote services from a distance.  ...  This paper describes the design and realization of a system to enable mobile devices and gesture recognition tools to have control on a remote movie-player application.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank all partners of the InterMedia project for intensively discussing the demonstrator "Controlling Remote Displays" that has been a primary source of feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1109/melcon.2010.5475964 fatcat:gchof773afbrbamafsseplddgm

Improving Safety in Medical Devices from Concept to Retirement [chapter]

Martin McHugh, Fergal McCaffery, Silvana Togneri MacMahon, Anita Finnegan
2013 Handbook of Medical and Healthcare Technologies  
or (2) "a software accessory to a medical device either accepts data from the user and modifies it for input to a medical device, or takes the data from a medical device modifies it for presentation to  ...  Whilst the first software used in healthcare was limited to administrative tasks, modern software can be used to perform various tasks ranging from registering patient details on admission into a hospital  ...  A method and tool for the automatic development of security assurance cases Currently, there is no methodology to address both the development processes and the product capabilities of medical devices  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-8495-0_21 fatcat:wmcyzec63bf67ekreddt6xh3mu

Multi-task Learning for Voice Trigger Detection [article]

Siddharth Sigtia, Pascal Clark, Rob Haynes, Hywel Richards, John Bridle
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We then use multi-task learning to train a model to simultaneously produce accurate phonetic transcriptions on the larger dataset and discriminate between true and easily confusable examples using the  ...  The first is that the detectors are deployed in complex acoustic environments with external noise and loud playback by the device itself.  ...  Distances from the device were controlled, ranging from 8 to 15 feet away.  ... 
arXiv:2001.09519v1 fatcat:bbgksst2kzbibefotkm5j73xi4

Aging: physical difficulties and safety in cooking tasks

N. I Ibrahim, S. Davies
2012 Work : A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation  
The findings revealed that the common problems were due to the awkward body position where subjects had to bend down to take things from lower shelves, taking/storing things on higher shelves and cleaning  ...  These are due to the demands of the tasks and the changes in functional capabilities of the older people.  ...  Acknowledgement The authors would like to express appreciation to The ExtraCare Charitable Trust (Humber Court, Coventry), Arthritis Care Central England Region, and all the individuals that had given  ... 
doi:10.3233/wor-2012-0804-5152 fatcat:42eafvelirgrfiec7iuf3q5fpm

Multi-task Learning with Cross Attention for Keyword Spotting [article]

Takuya Higuchi, Anmol Gupta, Chandra Dhir
2021 arXiv   pre-print
between the encoder outputs and a trainable query sequence to predict a confidence score for the KWS task.  ...  Keyword spotting (KWS) is an important technique for speech applications, which enables users to activate devices by speaking a keyword phrase.  ...  By applying extra audio logging on device and personal review by the user, audio below the usual on-device trigger threshold was collected.  ... 
arXiv:2107.07634v2 fatcat:dizcux4etjepldw7dkimy5ywy4

An Interactive Task Conditioning System Featuring Personal Comfort Models and Non-Intrusive Sensing Techniques: A Field Study in Shanghai

Siliang Lu, Erica Cochran Hameen
2021 Technologies  
Moreover, compared to personal thermal satisfaction predictions, 90% of subjects have better performances in thermal sensation predictions.  ...  Therefore, personal thermal comfort models could be further implemented into the task conditioning control of TAC systems.  ...  The study contributes to the field of building automation that personal thermal comfort models were used for controlling the task conditioning system automatically.  ... 
doi:10.3390/technologies9040090 fatcat:6evh3ampkzgl3oyr7ihd7oopli

Davis Mirilla Dissertation on Impact Task Disengagement in Cyber Security.pdf

Davis Mirilla
2019 Figshare  
This study investigates the effects of Task Disengagement among SOC Analysts, triggered by the stressful workplace of a typical SOC environment.  ...  These developments, however, have created opportunities for hacktivists, cyber-criminals and nation-state inspired cyber-attacks that have resulted in high-profile data breaches in government and commercial  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS In completing this work, I want to acknowledge the support I enjoyed from members of Faculty, Seidenberg College in Pace University, members of my family, my employers and a small but  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.9785363.v1 fatcat:po66obagnjb6jgnqaso65hybw4

CDTOM: A Context-driven Task-oriented Middleware for Pervasive Homecare Environment [article]

Hongbo Ni, Bessam Abdulrazak, Daqing Zhang, Shu Wu
2011 arXiv   pre-print
The core challenge for homecare design is to perceive the environment and assess occurring situations, thus allowing systems to behave intelligently according to the user's intent.  ...  Moreover, a dynamic mechanism for mapping the recognized task and services is also discussed.  ...  It has been devised in order to decouple context concerns from reaction (communication and service usage) concerns, under control of the context-driven task model.  ... 
arXiv:1102.1152v1 fatcat:b2uirkis5jf4bdxnpijcskdqgq

Facilitating Workers' Task Proficiency with Subtle Decay of Contextual AR-Based Assistance Derived from Unconscious Memory Structures

Alexander Neumann, Benjamin Strenge, Lars Schalkwijk, Kai Essig, Thomas Schack
2021 Information  
consciously noticeable way over time to spare attentional resources and facilitate independent task execution.  ...  We propose an adjustable augmented reality-based assistance infrastructure that adapts to the user's individual cognitive task proficiency and dynamically reduces its active intervention in a subtle, not  ...  The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/info12010017 fatcat:ukdguysewrhuhi3y6vktbun2su

From Signal to Image: Enabling Fine-Grained Gesture Recognition with Commercial Wi-Fi Devices

Qizhen Zhou, Jianchun Xing, Wei Chen, Xuewei Zhang, Qiliang Yang
2018 Sensors  
Finally, a 7-layer Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) and SoftMax function are adopted to achieve automatic feature extraction and accurate gesture classification.  ...  Gesture recognition acts as a key enabler for user-friendly human-computer interfaces (HCI).  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors wish to thank the valuable guidance and discussions with Zheng Yang and Kun Qian, of the Tsinghua University, and Chenshu Wu, of the Maryland University.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18093142 pmid:30231472 pmcid:PMC6165566 fatcat:4gkwlw7ovvgdxeyyur3ci3ya4u

Predicting age effects for direct and indirect input devices in a pure pointing task

T. Jastrzembski, P. Holley, N. Charness
2002 Gerontechnology  
In addition to measures of cognitive abilities that were obtained from a battery administered prior to the study, data on task performance, personality, work involvement, job motivation, job satisfaction  ...  Older adults gained more from practice. We suggest guidelines for input device selection and training based on these findings.  ...  Predicting Age Effects for Direct and Indirect Input Devices in a Pure Pointing Task.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2002.02.01.082.00 fatcat:i25xgmvfq5cmrlzvtqpgho5e2u

A Survey on Multi-Task Learning [article]

Yu Zhang, Qiang Yang
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we give a survey for MTL.  ...  Multi-Task Learning (MTL) is a learning paradigm in machine learning and its aim is to leverage useful information contained in multiple related tasks to help improve the generalization performance of  ...  In [190] , a sparse Bayesian model, which learns correlations between features for all the tasks based on the automatic relevance determination, is proposed to predict cognitive outcomes from neuroimaging  ... 
arXiv:1707.08114v2 fatcat:6lrpe4nk45djbjyfjco7t4yfme

Predicting age effects for direct and indirect input devices in a mixed data entry and pointing task

P. Holley, T. Jastrzembski, N. Charness
2002 Gerontechnology  
In addition to measures of cognitive abilities that were obtained from a battery administered prior to the study, data on task performance, personality, work involvement, job motivation, job satisfaction  ...  Older adults gained more from practice. We suggest guidelines for input device selection and training based on these findings.  ...  Predicting Age Effects for Direct and Indirect Input Devices in a Pure Pointing Task.  ... 
doi:10.4017/gt.2002.02.01.081.00 fatcat:yduq4mh55vcexfuy4xqhmux7qq
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