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Juan Ignacio Vazquez, Aitor Almeida, Iker Doamo, Xabier Laiseca and Pablo Orduña. Proceedings of UCAmI 2008 - 3rd Symposium of Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence, Salamanca, Spain, October 2008.
"Wireless sensor networks are a hot topic in Ubiquitous Computing for implementing context-awareness scenarios. The connection of sensor nodes to the Internet leads to new ways for remote monitoring of human behavior in real-time. In this paper, we introduce Flexeo: a flexible architecture for implementing monitoring solutions based on wireless sensor networks, with distributed intelligence at different layers. In this way, sensor-populated scenarios may communicate with Internet-based facilities enabling the vision of an Internet of Things."
RFIDGlove: un dispositivo vestible avanzado para la interacción natural en actividades de inventariado
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L. Muguira, A. Arruti, J. Ruiz de Garibay, J.I. Vázquez. II Jornadas Científicas sobre RFID - Sociedad Española de Trazabilidad, Escuela Universitaria Politécnica de Cuenca
Mientras existen muchas experiencias en el uso de la tecnología RFID para el inventariado en almacenes, existen aún vertientes con un largo camino por recorrer en los aspectos relativos al diseño de dispositivos lectores avanzados, aplicando técnicas de computación vestible y comunicaciones inalámbricas, que permitan una interacción natural al usuario que deba efectuar dichas tareas de inventariado En este artículo presentamos el sistema RFIDGlove, compuesto por un guante con un lector RFID integrado, una micro-pantalla orgánica y un sistema de comunicaciones ZigBee con alta eficiencia energética, que permitiría aumentar la eficiencia de las actividades en dichos entornos, mejorando al mismo tiempo la experiencia del usuario y su comodidad mientras usa el sistema.
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Diego López-de-Ipiña, Xabier Laiseca, Ander Barbier, Unai Aguilera, Aitor Almeida, Pablo Orduña and Juan Ignacio Vazquez, Proceedings of 3rd Symposium of Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence 2008, Advances in Soft Computing, vol. 51, Springer, ISSN: 1615-3871, ISBN: 978-3-540-85866-9, University of Salamanca, SPAIN, 22-24 October, 2008
This work describes several infrastructure contributions aimed to simplify the deployment of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) environments so that elderly people can maximize the time they live independently, through the help of ICT, at their own homes. Three core contributions are reviewed: a) a multi-layered OSGi-based middleware architecture which enables adding new environment monitoring and actuating devices seamlessly, b) an easy-to-use elderly-accessible front-end to comfortably control from a touch screen environment services together with a custom-built alert bracelet to seek assistance anywhere at any time and c) a rule-based engine which allows the configuration of the reactive behaviour of an environment as a set of rules
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Aitor Almeida, Diego López-de-Ipiña, Unai Aguilera, Iker Larizgoitia, Xabier Laiseca, Pablo Orduña and Ander Barbier, 3Proceedings of 3rd Symposium of Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence 2008, Advances in Soft Computing, vol. 51, Springer, ISSN: 1615-3871, ISBN: 978-3-540-85866-9, , University of Salamanca, SPAIN, 22-24 October, 2008
AmI environments are dynamic. They change rapidly and continuously due to the appearance and disappearance of devices, people and changes in their situation. These changes need to be reflected in the context information which is collected and maintained by the Ambient Intelligence applications. In this work we present a semantic infrastructure whose context information can be dynamically enriched and extended by the dynamically discovered objects in the environment, and which enables to reason over it.
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Jose Bravo, Diego López-de-Ipiña, Carmen Fuentes, Ramón Hervás, Rocío Peña, Marcos Vergara and Gregorio Casero, AmI 08 -- European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Proceedings of AmI 08, vol. 5355, pp. 109-125, ISBN 978-3-540-89616-6, Nürnberg, Germany, 19-22 November, 2008.
Alzheimer’s disease makes great demands on care by caregivers, since they cannot distract their attention from patients while they are managing records at the same time. For this reason, technologies to complement this process need to be considered. In this work we propose to adapt Near Field Communications (NFC), applying it to an Alzheimer’s day centre. With a simple interaction, which involves touching tags with mobile phones, it is possible to manage the information easily. In addition, a complement for Alzheimer care visualization activities at home and monitoring is presented.
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Javier García-Zubia, Ignacio Angulo, Unai Hernandez, Pablo Orduña, 7th European Workshop on Microelectronics Education May 28–30, 2008, BME – Budapest, Hungary.
The present paper describes how to design and to implement a remote laboratory under a new architecture which principal characteristics are that the main server disappears and that it is based on low cost microservers. The final architecture is thin and cost effective, and allows a simple installation in other universities. The paper presents the implementation of the WebLab-DEUSTO-PIC under this new architecture.
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Javier García-Zubia, Pablo Orduña, Ignacio Angulo, Jaime Irurzun and Unai Hernández. Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation. June, 23rd–25th Dusseldorf, Germany
Traditionally, Remote Laboratories have been focused on specific solutions for specific problems. We can find a wide range of Remote Laboratories in the literature, assisting very different types of subjects (electronics, robotics, optics, fluids mechanics...), but commonly bound to a restricted set of requirements. Because of this, little attention has been paid on working on a scalable, maintainable, secure, open architecture that addresses the requirements of a wide set of experiments, and that could be open enough to support or adapt itself to new experiments. In this paper, we describe several aspects that might be taken into account when designing a Remote Laboratory architecture, resulted from the iterative development of our Remote Laboratory.
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Javier García Zubia, Unai Hernández, Ignacio Angulo, Pablo Orduña. Remote Laboratories based on LXI. Online Journal iJOE (International Journal of Online Engineering. ISSN: 1861-2121. Vol. 4., no. 3.). 2008.
Most of the times, remote labs developers spend many time building a software architecture to control equipments located in the lab. Sometimes during this long process we forget the objective of the WebLab: to be a learning tool. Using defined standards we can save time creating universal and powerful WebLabs. LXI is an standard to control devices via Ethernet that can be used to this purpose.
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Javier García Zubia, Pablo Orduña, Ignacio Angulo, Jaime Irurzun, Unai Hernández. Towards a Distributed Architecture for Remote Laboratories. Online Journal iJOE (International Journal of Online Engineering. ISSN: 1861-2121. Special Issue REV 2008, vol. 4.). 2008.
Traditionally, Remote Laboratories have been focused on specific solutions for specific problems. We canfind a wide range of Remote Laboratories in the literature , assisting very different types of subjects (electronics, robotics, optics, fluids mechanics...), but commonly bound to a restricted set of requirements. Because of this, little attention has been paid on working on a scalable, maintainable, secure, open architecture that addresses the requirements of a wide set of experiments, and that could be open enough to support or adapt itself to new experiments. In this paper, we describe several aspects that might be taken into account when designing a Remote Laboratory architecture, resulted from the iterative development of our Remote Laboratory.
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Javier Garcia Zubia, Iván Trueba, Diego López de Ipiña, Pablo Orduña, Unai Hernández, Jose M. Saenz. IFAC Symposium Cost Oriented Automation 8th - Affordable Automation Systems (COA 2007. La Habana (Cuba). Feb. 2007.
"The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Deusto has had available a WebLab oriented to Microelectronics since 2001. Currently, the field of WebLab design is very active, and several other universities are adopting them as a sign of quality and distinction for Microelectronics teaching, as we have done. The first part of this paper shows several requirements that a WebLab should meet and the next points presents WebLab-Deusto."