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Everyday Patient-Care Technologies for Alzheimer's Disease
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By James Tung,Heather Snyder,Jesse Hoey,Alex Mihailidis,Maria Carrillo,Jesus Favela
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 80-83
The Alzheimer's Association has stimulated collaboration and scientific advancement in preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease by bringing together leading researchers developing technological approaches offering promise in this area. This year, the Al...
Using Augmented Reality to Help Children with Autism Stay Focused
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Lizbeth Escobedo,Monica Tentori,Eduardo Quintana,Jesus Favela,Daniel Garcia-Rosas
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 38-46
Children with autism have difficulty sustaining their selective attention during therapy sessions. Attention management techniques involve the use of verbal and visual prompting, annotated on top of the physical objects used during therapies. Here, the aut...
A Context-Aware Baby Monitor for the Automatic Selective Archiving of the Language of Infants
Found in: 2013 Mexican International Conference on Computer Science (ENC)
By Efrain Rincon,Jessica Beltran,Monica Tentori,Jesus Favela,Edgar Chavez
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 60-67
Understanding the language of a newborn is not an easy task, and parents use baby monitors to monitor the language of their baby and infer the baby's needs. Available baby monitors trying to identify the language of babies consider the information after th...
Behavior-Aware Computing: Applications and Challenges
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Jesus Favela
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 14-17
This review of early and future applications of behavior-aware pervasive computing discusses some of the main technical challenges that must be tackled in pervasive healthcare research.
Providing Awareness of Elder's Situations of Care through a Context-Aware Notification Environment: A Preliminary Evaluation
Found in: Intelligent Environments, International Conference on
By Sandra Nava-Muñoz, Alberto L. Morán, Jesus Favela
Issue Date:July 2010
pp. 134-139
Taking care of an elder with cognitive decline is not an easy task. Given their condition, elders could be involved in situations that may affect their physical integrity or quality of life, and caregivers may be unaware of the situation or not be able to ...
An Agent-Based Middleware for the Design of Activity-Aware Applications
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Monica Tentori, Marcela Rodriguez, Jesus Favela
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 15-23
<p>The Salsa agent framework uses autonomous agents to facilitate the development of activity-aware applications that infer user activities and proactively react to support them.</p>
Designing mobile shared workspaces by instantiation
Found in: International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
By Juan Rodriguez-Covili, Sergio F. Ochoa, Jose A. Pino, Jesus Favela, David Mejia, Alberto L. Moran
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 402-407
This article presents an abstract structure capturing the essence of a mobile shared workspace (MSW), and how a particular MSW can be obtained by instantiating such structure. It is intended to assist designers of mobile groupware tools to conceive new pro...
Assisting the Study of Indoor Mobility: Issues, Methods and Tools
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Monica Tentori, Victor M. Gonzalez, Jesus Favela
Issue Date:October 2008
pp. 73-80
Understanding and characterizing the nature of indoor mobility is an essential requirement for developing proper mobile technologies. Yet, a detailed study of indoor mobility in real scenarios represents a challenge as it requires intensive labor from rese...
Activity-Aware Computing for Healthcare
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Monica Tentori, Jesus Favela
Issue Date:April 2008
pp. 51-57
Although context-aware applications can assist hospital staff in their daily work, inadequately managing the dynamic nature of context could lead to the presentation of services and information disembodied from the user's goal. One way to overcome this is ...
Activity Recognition for the Smart Hospital
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Dairazalia Sánchez, Monica Tentori, Jesús Favela
Issue Date:March 2008
pp. 50-57
A main challenge in developing ambient-intelligence environments is context recognition. Systems can easily recognize some contextual variables, such as location, but activity recognition is much more complex. The authors describe an approach for estimatin...
Hidden Markov Models for Activity Recognition in Ambient Intelligence Environments
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Dairazalia Sanchez, Monica Tentori, Jesus Favela
Issue Date:September 2007
pp. 33-40
Context-aware computing offers several advantages for human computer interaction by augmenting ambient intelligence environments with computational artifacts that can be responsive to the needs of users. One of the main challenges in context-aware computin...
Sensor Networks, Wearable Computing, and Healthcare Applications
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Dirk Trossen, Dana Pavel, Glenn Platt, Joshua Wall, Philip Valencia, Corey A. Graves, Myrna S. Zamarripa, Victor M. Gonzalez, Jesus Favela, Erik Lövquist, Zsuzsanna Kulcsár
Issue Date:April 2007
pp. 58-61
This Works in Progress department discusses five projects covering various research topics. The first two projects are sensor network oriented: a Java MIDP-based sensor network platform and a platform for monitoring distributed power generation systems. Th...
Privacy-Aware Autonomous Agents for Pervasive Healthcare
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Monica Tentori, Jesus Favela, Marcela D. Rodríguez
Issue Date:November 2006
pp. 55-62
This article is part of a special issue on Intelligent Agents in Healthcare. Hospitals are natural candidates for pervasive computing technology, but they have significant privacy requirements. Autonomous agents can help developers design privacy-aware sys...
Context Aware Retrieval of Health Information on the Web
Found in: Web Congress, Latin American
By Juan M. Silva, Jesus Favela
Issue Date:October 2006
pp. 135-146
Although search engines are a valuable tool to find information on the web, sometimes it is hard for the users to find relevant and important information for them. This is often a result of traditional search engines lack of awareness about the user?s cont...
Supporting Relationship Maintenance for Elders and Family Living Abroad
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Victor M. Gonzalez, Marcela D. Rodriguez, Pedro C. Santana, Jesus Favela, Luis A. Castro
Issue Date:April 2006
pp. 47
<p>Many Latin American families are characterized by frequent communication and contact. When family members move out of the country, the interfamilial relationships might suffer. In addition, older adults, who are usually left behind, often lack acc...
Continuous Tracking of User Location in WLANs Using Recurrent Neural Networks
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Luis A. Castro, Jesus Favela
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 174-181
Location is one of the contextual variables most relevant to the design of context-aware computing systems. These applications need to know the physical location of users in order to provide information relevant to their position. Radiofrequency (RF) signa...
A Web-Based System to Facilitate Elders Communication with Their Families Living Abroad
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Pedro C. Santana, Marcela D. Rodríguez, Luis A. Castro, Ángel G. Andrade, Jesus Favela, Víctor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 18-25
The aging of the population is a phenomenon faced by most nations. Growing old is often accompanied of a loss of close companionship which has been shown may aggravate the cognitive impairment of elders. From a qualitative study, key issues emerged regardi...
Supporting Quality of Privacy (QoP) in Pervasive Computing
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Monica Tentori, Jesus Favela, Marcela D. Rodriguez, Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 58-67
Privacy might be the greatest barrier to the longterm success of pervasive or ubiquitous computing (ubicomp). The invisibility of embedded computing devices has made it easier to collect and use information about individuals without their knowledge. Sensit...
A Flexible Distribution Service for a Co-authoring Environment on the Web
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Sonia Mendoza, Dominique Decouchant, Alberto L. Moran, Ana Maria Martinez Enriquez, Jesus Favela
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 10-17
The PINAS platform provides support to collaboratively and consistently produce shared documents in the Web environment. Such documents may include possible costly multimedia resources, whose management raises important issues due to the constraints impose...
Identifying Knowledge Management Needs in Software Maintenance Groups: A Qualitative Approach
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Oscar M. Rodríguez, Ana I. Martínez, Aurora Vizcaíno, Jesús Favela, Mario Piattini
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 72-79
Software maintenance is an activity that requires lots of knowledge. For example, maintainers must know what changes should do to the software, where to do those changes and how those changes can affect other modules of the system. Frequently they do not h...
Web Intelligence in Mexico
Found in: Web Intelligence, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Jesús Favela, Manuel Montes, Edgar Chávez
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 799-800
The Mexico Research Centre of the Web Intelligence Consortium was established in 2003 motivated by Mexico being selected as the host of the 2nd Atlantic Web Intelligence Conference. It currently has 18 members including faculty and doctoral students from 7...
Sphere Juggler: Fast Context Retrieval in Support of Working Spheres
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Rodrigo Morteo, Victor M. González, Jesús Favela, Gloria Mark
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 361-367
Information workers typically demand the aggregation of multiple information resources related to their activities such as documents, contacts, and emails. Current mechanisms for aggregation of resources lack enough flexibility to collect different kinds o...
Distributed Pair Programming on the Web
Found in: Mexican International Conference on Computer Science
By Hiroshi Natsu, Jesus Favela, Alberto L. Morán, Dominique Decouchant, Ana M. Martinez-Enriquez
Issue Date:September 2003
pp. 81
Pair programming is an Extreme Programming practice, where two programmers working side by side on a single computer produce a software artifact. This technique has demonstrated to produce higher quality code in less time it would take an individual progra...
Context-Aware Mobile Communication in Hospitals
Found in: Computer
By Miguel A. Muñoz, Marcela Rodríguez, Jesus Favela, Ana I. Martinez-Garcia, Victor M. González
Issue Date:September 2003
pp. 38-46
<p>Information management in a hospital setting requires significant collaboration, mobility, and data integration. Patient care, a task often complicated by time-critical urgency, can involve many devices and a variety of staff. So far, no system ha...
PINAS: A Middleware for Web Distributed Cooperative Authoring
Found in: Applications and the Internet, IEEE/IPSJ International Symposium on
By Dominique Decouchant, Jesus Favela, Ana Maria Martinez-Enriquez
Issue Date:January 2001
pp. 187
Currently, the World Wide Web environment provides support mostly, for single-user authoring and browsing. Even though initiatives such as WebDAV have been recently proposed, there is still no adequate support for cooperative authoring of WWW documents tha...
Image Retrieval Agent: Integrating Image Content and Text
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Jesus Favela, Victoria Meza
Issue Date:September 1999
pp. 36-39
No summary available.
Emotional Awareness in Collaborative Systems
Found in: String Processing and Information Retrieval, International Symposium on
By Octavio García, Jesús Favela, Roberto Machorro
Issue Date:September 1999
pp. 296
Emotions play an important role in human interaction. Both, our own emotional state and our perception of that of others with which we collaborate influence the outcome of cooperative work. With the growing interest in providing computational support for t...
Document Presence Notification Services for Collaborative Writing
Found in: Groupware, International Workshop on
By Alberto L. Moran, Jesus Favela, Ana M. Martínez, Dominique Decouchant
Issue Date:September 2001
pp. 0125
Abstract: Instant messaging applications that convey presence awareness are quickly becoming some of the most popular groupware applications. They support lightweight and intermittent interactions that allow users to quickly move between a personal and a c...
Using ontologies to reduce user intervention to deploy sensing campaigns with the InCense toolkit
Found in: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp '12)
By Jesus Favela, Luis A. Castro, Marcela D. Rodríguez, Moisés Pérez, Roberto Martínez
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 741-744
This paper presents the InCense research toolkit to facilitate researchers with little or no technical background to implement a sensing application for mobile phones. To reach this end, InCense provides a GUI and an interactive ontology to enable users to...
Usability assessment of a pervasive system to assist caregivers in dealing with repetitive behaviors of patients with dementia
Found in: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA '11)
By Rene F. Navarro, Jesus Favela
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 1-8
The care for patients with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) imposes significant burden on care providers. Often the primary care giver is an elder with health issues of her own. Repetitive questioning is one of the behaviors that cause more stress on caregivers. W...
Understanding and supporting personal activity management by IT service workers
Found in: Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Symposium on Computer Human Interaction for Management of Information Technology (CHiMiT '08)
By Jesus Favela, Leonardo Galicia, Victor M. Gonzalez
Issue Date:November 2008
pp. 77-81
Many recent studies provide evidence of the challenges experienced by knowledge workers while multi-tasking among several projects and initiatives. Work is often interrupted, and this results in people leaving activities pending until they have the time, i...