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Issue No. 01 - January-March (2007 vol. 6)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 59-63
Rose-Marie Dr? , Vrije Universiteit University Medical Center
Maurice Mulvenna , University of Ulster
Chris Nugent , University of Ulster
Dewar Finlay , University of Ulster
Mark Donnelly , University of Ulster
Marius Mikalsen , Sintef Information and Communication Technology
St?le Walderhaug , Sintef Information and Communication Technology
Tim van Kasteren , University of Amsterdam Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group
Ben Kr? , University of Amsterdam Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group
Stefano Puglia , WLAB Srl
Fabio Scanu , WLAB Srl
Erdem U?ar , Trakya University
Cenk Atlig , Trakya University
Yilmaz Kili?aslan , Trakya University
?zlem U?ar , Trakya University
Jennifer Hou , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Index Group
This Works in Progress department discusses eight projects related to healthcare. The first project aims to aid people with mild dementia. The second project plans to simplify the delivery of healthcare services to the elderly and cognitively disabled, while the third project is developing models for monitoring elders' home behavior. The fourth project is testing RFID-based personal nutrition monitoring approaches. The fifth project is improving the text-to-speech quality of book readers for blind readers, and the sixth is about image-based tools for aiding people with autism. In the seventh project, the authors are developing models for improving smart clothing, specifically the selection and placement of electrocardiogram monitoring electrodes. The final project is a wireless system for assisting independent elder living. This department is part of a special issue on Healthcare.
pervasive computing, healthcare, the elderly, dementia, autism, book readers, nutrition, electrocardiogram

S. Puglia et al., "Healthcare Systems and Other Applications," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 6, no. , pp. 59-63, 2007.
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