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Brain-Computer Interfaces - Until recently, our relationship with technology has been limited to physical and direct command. To get a device to take action, you must touch it, or speak to it. All of this could change with this new technology called, brain-computer interfaces. This amazing technology will not only revamp military applications, but most importantly help the medical community substantially. It brings the possibility of sound to the deaf, sight to the blind and movement to the physically challenged....   [tags: Brain-Computer Interface]
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Haptic Interfaces: Benefits and Usage - Haptic Interfaces The usage of Haptic Interfaces on everyday devices has revolutionized the way that we will interact with computers and mobile devices for everyday usage. In this paper, I will contend that Haptic interfaces will be used in my Car Checker application, because it will be helpful with light, stimulating jolts of touch feedback in regards to buttons being pressed in the application and the vibrations that come with the application notifications. Before I will talk about the different reasons why haptic interface will be helpful in the car checker application, some background knowledge about haptic interfaces will be discussed in order to provide some context for the use of the...   [tags: car checker, tactile effects]
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Technology Advancements in Computer Interfaces - Technology Advancements in Computer Interfaces According to the Shelly Cashman Series of Office text books the 2 primary input devices used are the keyboard and mouse (Shelly, 2011). Since information management devices (i.e. personal computers, smart phones, and entertainment consoles) the technology and function have expanded vastly. The more function and operation we need out of our devices the more responsive and versatile we need these devices. We still need the standard keyboard and mouse for most information processing, but now to interact with device we find it common place to touch the screen directly....   [tags: keyboards, mouse, gestures]
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Brain Machine Interfaces - The brain is the most complex part of the human body. The weight of the human brain weighs three pounds in mass. This three-pound organ controls the seat of intelligence, the interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement and controller of behavior (reference). The human brain is like a live network of parts that all interact and work together; each part has their own properties. All these parts that work together control the human body. The parts that work together are the Forebrain, midbrain and the hindbrain....   [tags: human, neurons, functions] 1832 words
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Graphical User Interfaces - Modern society heavily depends on the abilities of computers, Information Technology, and information processing. As such, since access to information occurs mainly through digital means and media, the way information is arranged and presented on the screen is crucial. Because of this need for fast access and easy arrangement arose, in the early 1980s, companies started to work on various graphical user interfaces (or GUI for short). Most dictionaries define a GUI as ‘a way of arranging information on a computer screen that is easy to understand and use because it uses icons, menus and a mouse rather than only text.’ Introducing such software allowed a human-computer interaction on a visual...   [tags: Information Technology ] 2111 words
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Features of Graphical User Interfaces - various graphical user interface features ----------------------------------- Windows is a software from Microsoft, a American based company Chairman of which is Mr Bill Gates a world known personality. He developed this software in the year 1968 which was a technological breakthrough. windows is used in more than 90% of computer users. Windows made Mr. Bill Gates the worlds richest personality Windows can be customized in appearance and colours Windows can be upgraded according to the user convenience so that he is able to do the work in a more efficient manner and the user also saves time....   [tags: Technology] 1499 words
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Robotic Human Brain Interfaces - Missing results graphs This paper was created to explain and inform you of the cutting edge biotechnology of hybrid brain machine interfaces (HBMI) and advances in neurophysiology. This research has given way to a glimpse of its possible applications and use with prosthetic limbs and sensory aids. This research exemplifies our growing knowledge of science through the integration of different scientific fields such as neuroscience, mathematics, biotechnology, neurophysiology, robotics and computer science....   [tags: Biology Robotics] 2170 words
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Functional Boundaries and Interfaces - The functional divisions and interface, and the organizational routine were set forth by the project’s higher management. Each functional division had a team of senior and junior engineers lead by a divisional manager. Throughout the project, the sequence of handing over the tasks from one division to another involved a proper procedure. All the documents were dispatched with clearly marked “for information” or “for action” stamps and each department had clearly defined procedures to deal with the tasks assigned to them....   [tags: organizational routine, higher management] 562 words
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The Application of Multi-Touch Interfaces Alongside the Live Synthesis and Manipulation of Sound - Introduction The purpose of this report is to evaluate the progression of this investigation; reviewing the initial tasks and reviewing the progression in each one as well as evaluating how they have changed in relation to the project and its aims will achieve this. Initial Tasks A1 – Find sources of information on various multi-touch methods. In order to begin planning a Multi-Touch Interface (MTI) an in depth knowledge on existing MTI’s and how they work is required. To gain this knowledge and to ensure that it is accurate it is best to have a wide variety of sources to work from....   [tags: Acoustics] 2601 words
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Web Applications: OTRS User-friendly Interfaces for Customers and Agents - A trouble ticket system is a software system which works on multi-channel customer requests centralised management. It can help streamline work flow processes, track and solve requests more effectively and improve customer satisfaction. Ticket is this case is as same as medical report which records trouble description, process and result. Finally, it is archived after it closeshttp://doc.otrs.org/3.3/en/html/introduction.html. Open-source Ticket Request System (OTRS), is a free, open-source and AGPLhttp://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.html licensed software packages....   [tags: external and internal communications] 650 words
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Achieving Common Grounds in Communication 3 Via Interfaces: A Role of Spatial Frames for Reference - Abstract The current paper argues for synchronising spatial frames of reference for achieving effective multiparty communication in collaborative virtual environments. Synchronising nonverbal behaviour from different modalities is an important step for simulating face-to-face-interaction where all nonverbal cues are available. Such synchronisation also serves as an effective basis for building multimodal interfaces especially if these have to be deployed for multiparty communication. It is argued that common spatial reference frames are helpful in coordinating different points of attention and facilitating work by serving as the springboard for joint attention among members of the team....   [tags: Math]
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Mobile User Interface Design in Apps and Mobile Sites - Handheld and mobile devices have been an increasing necessity as their capabilities and functionalities have increased over the past few years. Despite that mobile technology's emergence is recent, there are a lot of factors that have helped in the development and evolution of its user interfaces for the mobile web and mobile applications. While mobile technology can be seen as a new and dominating medium, there are a few problems that many developers and designers have faced. Nonetheless, the design of user interfaces for Mobile Applications and Mobile Websites are ever changing and provide for a lucrative business, and because of that there are many advances in its technology and structur...   [tags: Mobile, Interface, technology]
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Interactions with a Post WIMP Interface - Many people have iPads, smart phones, and PDAs. The challenge to create an effective interface can be quite difficult. These small devices contain powerful technologies that make the lives of the user easy by allowing instant access to the Internet. With this access, almost any sort of information is available. However, without the use of the keyboard or computer mouse, the WIMP interface (Windows, Icons, Menus, and Pointers) becomes useless. Fortunately, the technological world has adapted to these changes by creating new interfaces....   [tags: Technology ]
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The Human Body as a Computer Interface - Interfaces take places into our lives in the form of the various devices, analog or digital, with whom we normally establish some kind of interaction. This means that the interfaces are "tools" extenders for our bodies, such as computers, cell phones, elevators, etc. The concept of interface is applicable to any situation or process where the exchange or transfer of information takes place. Some of the ways of thinking to the interface might be like “the area or place of interaction between two different systems not necessarily a technological system”....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Design and Interface of Wearable Devices - Introduction Consider the following scenario: you would like to cook a breakfast based on a recipe found online while browsing on your mobile device. Similar to following a recipe found in any cookbook, your focus will be shared between the recipe instructions and the execution of the instructions (i.e. retrieving, preparing, and combining ingredients, retrieving cooking tools, etc.). While this is a common experience with learning to cook a new recipe, switching focus between a phone or book can also be very tedious if the recipe has many steps and stages; and there is the potential for increased frustration for a culinary novice....   [tags: Google Glass, Recognizer Performance]
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User Interface - Introduction Information Retrieval (IR) is to represent, retrieve from storage and organise the information. The information should be easily access. User will be more interested with easy access information. Information retrieval process is the skills of searching for documents, for information within documents and for metadata about documents, as well as that of searching relational databases and the World Wide Web. According to (Shing Ping Tucker, 2008), E-commerce is rapidly a growing segment in the internet....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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User Interface and its Importance for the Customer - When dealing with technology, User Interface Design is often not considered the main part of the technology. One might assume that UI is not an important part of the device and can be thrown in at last minute but in reality UI is the most vital part of the any system. When a user looks at the device, the UI is the most essential part because it is how people interact with the computer. If a user is confused or doesn’t understand the UI, that could be a huge problem for the company. If a user disagrees or dislike the UI, the user will most likely stop using that device which plays significant role in the company’s business....   [tags: Technology, Smart Phones, Usability] 1037 words
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What makes good User Interface in Games? - User Interface in Video games holds more value than most could realize. When you play a video game, the user interface is usually the number one thing you spend time “interacting” with when you play the game. In order to even play it, you have to use the options in front of you the play. It usually comes in the form of a group of menus or a small display showing the buttons that you need to use, like shortcuts for your abilities. It can display information such as your health, or the resource you need to use the abilities you have, or even enemy health and position....   [tags: user interface, video games, gamers]
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Component Interface for an Emergency Control Room - The hospital needs to find a way to improve the tracking of Voice Over IP (VOIP) calls within the hospital and also wants to have a program to improve response time of medical personnel by using the GPS to locate the closes vehicle to the emergency. A design will need to be made of the Requires and Provides interfaces of two components that might be used in the VOIP system. A design of the interface is needed for two components that may be used in the vehicle discovery component to find the nearest vehicle to the incident with the Requires and Provides interfaces....   [tags: GPS, tracking voice over IP, response time]
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Graphical User Interface - Modern society heavily depends on the abilities of computers, information processing, and Information Technology. As such, since access to information occurs mainly through digital means and media, the way information is arranged and presented is crucial. Because this need for fast access and easy arrangement arose, software companies started to work on various graphical user interfaces (or GUI for short). Dictionaries define a GUI as a way of arranging information on a computer screen that is easy to understand, through the use of icons, menus and a mouse, not only text....   [tags: Information Technology ] 2083 words
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Car Checker Android Application: An Evaluation of the Final Purposed User Interface - ... A couple of features that the application has is the apply for the user to find a car repair shop or a car dealership on a map to make sure that they know where to go to get their car fixed, the ability to create a car profile to keep track of the car’s maintenance schedule, and the ability to input repair information to the car’s profile to keep track of when repairs were done to the car and at what mileage was the repairs done at. Now, the various screens of the Car Checker Android Application User Interface prototype will be discussed in detail by each screen and what purpose does it serve for the entire application....   [tags: features, interface, screen]
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Hardware/Software Co-design using Primitive Interface - Most engineering designs can be viewed as systems, i.e., as collections of several components whose combined operation provides useful services. Components can be heterogeneous in nature and their interaction may be regulated (5) by some simple or complex means. Interface between Hardware & Software plays a very important role in co-design of the embedded system. Hardware/software (7) co-design means meeting system-level objectives by exploiting the synergism of hardware and software through their concurrent design....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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From Toys to Practicality: Brain Computer Interface Technology - From Toys to Practicality: Brain Computer Interface Technology The idea of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology holds promise for a wide-range of medical and non-medical applications (Figure 1); from disabled individuals experiencing considerable physical impairments, developing gaming and virtual reality (VR) environments to impacting safety and security in the civilian and military sectors (L´ecuyer et al., 2008; Leeb, Friedman, & Pfurtsheller, G, 2007; Sanjay, 2013; Velloso, 2012). This emerging technology is known by various terminologies, such as BCI, Direct Brain Interface (DBI), Brain-Machine Interface (BMI), and neuro-brain transmission....   [tags: BCI, technology, VR, disability]
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Good User Interface - A Good User Interface Introduction The majority of today¡¦s businesses use the internet to expand their customer base. However, there are several companies who will publish their site on the World Wide Web, before reviewing its user friendliness. And in doing so, they may be losing a customer, due to the poorly designed aspects of that web interface. So, what makes a website a good user interface. Which sites are examples of this, and which sites are not. In the following information, there will be descriptions, benefits, and examples of both types of interfaces....   [tags: essays research papers] 703 words
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Development of Information Retrieval User Interface: Current Status, Issues and User Expectation - Abstract: This paper reviews several literatures on the development of information retrieval user interface. First is defining the user interface, information retrieval and its concepts. Secondly, it shall highlight several issues and status concerning to user interface. Third, some ideas and user expectation toward user interface design also highlighted. In further, some recommendation in designing user interface discussed in this paper. Lastly, a conclusion for the development of information retrieval user interface as a whole shall be included....   [tags: Information Technology ]
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Picking a Prototyping Design Tool for the Car Checker Android Application - ... Mobile applications, especially the car checker Smartphone application, must be designed in a way that it accommodates the needs of the users who are using the application, and it must be done with limited functionality and a limited screen for the user interface to fit into a user’s Smartphone. The choice of a prototyping tool must take into account that the Car Checker Android application will be designed for a Smartphone, thus a huge factor in the selection of a prototyping tool is the ability to make a medium-fidelity prototype look like the actual application in a way that it would fit the screen size of an android Smartphone....   [tags: software interface, plataforms]
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Brain Computer Interface Technology - Keywords—component; Artificial Intelligence, BCI, Robot, EEG, Fuzzy Systems. I. INTRODUCTION Brain Computer Interface (BCI) is method to convert brain activities signal to understandable action for machine or robot or any actuator, one of the commonly method to get brain activities is electroencephalography (EEG) system which is easier and low cost and also non-invasive method compare to other brain computer interface systems [1], [2]. In Recent researches of non-invasive brain computer interface based on EEG to control actuators result of create some equipment that controlled with brain, for example electrical wheelchairs [3], mobile Robots [4], humanoid robots [5]....   [tags: EGG, signals, electrode, brain activity, robots]
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Computer System - Introduction In as much as the computer is a vital device to its users, a lack of software would make it become an ordinary artistic invention. According to Goel (2010), the computer cannot perform any task on its own. This means that for a user to be able to conduct their tasks with the computer hardware, the software must be available in order to ensure that the users’ command are executed by the hardware (Goel, 2010, pg. 115). Thus, one can therefore deduce that the computer software acts as a go-between (interface) between the user and the computer hardware....   [tags: hardware, software, user interface]
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Brain Computer Interface - BRAIN COMPUTER INTERFACE The ability to interact directly with the human brain came about due to advances in cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging technologies. This is all made possible with the use of sensors that can monitor some of the physical processes which take place within the brain and correspond with certain forms of thought. Once such technology which have arisen due to these advances is the brain computer interface (BCI). This is also referred to as brainwave computing, thought controlled computing, mind controlled computing or thought interpreting computer software and programming, (Shah, 2014)....   [tags: human brain, imaging technologies]
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Developing an Interface for Non Synaesthatic People - 1. Introduction: The intention of this study was to develop an interface for non synaesthatic people, to perceive their environment from the eye of synaesthatic person. Although the syneasthesia is a natural behavior, indications of that situation can be used to increase the creativity of a normal person, in a way that stimulating multiple senses through an interactive art installment. In order to achieve this goal, emergent and cutting edge technologies had been used. Ultimately, a prototype has been developed as a result of an intensive study by integrating emergent technologies and some theories....   [tags: prototype to stimulate synaesthasia]
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High-Definition Multimedia Interface - With HD equipment, there are several different connection options, but choosing the right one is easy. Only HDMI is made specifically with high definition in mind. HDMI means High-Definition Multimedia Interface. What separates HDMI from other cable options. First, HDMI transmits a purely digital signal. This eliminates the signal loss that can occur with analog conversion or external line interference. Second, HDMI has an outstanding bandwidth, pushing up to 10.2 Gbps. A single HDMI 1.3 cable can transmit digital video and eight channels of audio....   [tags: Technology] 746 words
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Graphical User Interface - Graphical user interface (GUI) is likely to be one of the most significant features of technology. According to (Arora et al 2005; Marcus, 1997; Barker & Lamont 1994), GUI is symbols, formats, images, games, labels and menus appear on screens which are used to reduce the system errors, improve its performance to be more appropriate for users, avoid the complex procedures and accomplish their aims of applications accurately. GUI also means how the system can make an environment to let users able to create interactive multimedia....   [tags: Technology]
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Social Interface - Social Interface In the introduction of the book of Norman Long, “Battlefields of Knowledge”, Long states that theoretical and the application itself cannot be segregated into their respective venues. His book takes a different perspective specifically by not discriminating between the “knowledge of understanding” and “knowledge of action.” Long’s book assumes that the theoretical and the pragmatic issues are so intimately entwined that it would be like separating melted ice from your coke. Long stresses that we must work on an actor-oriented approach where we can base new types of theorization and methodologies....   [tags: science] 986 words
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Human Computer Interface - Human Computer Interface Introduction ============ HCI stands for either Human Computer Interface or Human Computer Interaction. HCI is the study of how the users of computers utilise them to complete tasks in the environment they will finally be used in. Each of these are specific to each task, a HCI cannot be designed for just one set of users for one set of tasks and then just expect a different set of users to respond the same to a similar set of tasks in the same HCI....   [tags: Papers] 805 words
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Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia and Royal Airforce of Malaysia - Name of the internet resources The website that is chosen to be evaluated is, Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia which briefly explains about Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia and its related content like, history, news, organization, jobs, and many more. Background of the website Established by Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia and owned by Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia Website interface Below is the website interface of the Royal Airforce of Malaysia. We can see this picture or display when we access to the website Figure 1 Website Evaluation Content About the content of this website is in this web site, I agree, this website content to give a information for those who are seeking about Malaysi...   [tags: website evaluation, website interface] 1414 words
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The Development of Digital Audio Workstations - When it comes to recording in a modern day environment DAW’s (digital audio workstation) are an essential piece of equipment if professional standard results are desired. Although DAW’s are considered a modern technological advancement the first attempt at a DAW was in 1977 and it came from Dr. Tom Stockham’s Soundstream (See references for full description) digital system. It had very powerful editing capabilities and for its time a very advanced crossfader but was still primitive compared to today’s standard....   [tags: daw, accesible interface]
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Operating Systems: Current Development of Windows and Linux - INTRODUCTION An operating system is a collection of programs written in low level languages that control the resources of a computer. It manages the computer's memory, processes, and all of its software and hardware. Operating system acts as an interface between the users and the hardware which allows the user to communicate with the computer without a language barrier. Booting is the process that occurs when users press the power button to turn the computer on. During this process, the computer runs tests to make sure everything is working correctly, checks for new hardware and then starts up the operating system by loading it into the main memory....   [tags: interface, users, computer] 1939 words
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Analysis of Face Descry System - The user interface for the computer systems is evolvinginto an intelligent multi-modal interface. It is now movingaway from keyboard-given instructions to more naturalmodes of interaction, using visual, audio and sensorialmeans. This is the first step in achieving a human-likecommunication between man and machine. Human communication has two main aspects: verbal(auditory) and non-verbal (visual). Phenomenalike facial expressions, body movements and physiologicalreactions are the atomic units of the non-verbal communication.Although it is quite clear that non-verbal gestures arenot necessary for successful human interaction, considerable research in social psychology has shownthat non-verbal...   [tags: software, interface, face detection]
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The Activation Energy for the Molecule of HALS Reaction using GAUSSIAN 09 via the WebMO Interface - 4.0 Discussion : 4.1 Hypothesis The hypothesis of the reaction, there was similarity by comparing the compound in case nitrogen was neutral and protonated. Table (1) illustrated that there was clearly different in the energy between two cases of that compound by 119 kJ/mole with basis set 6-311+G(d,p) and 128 kJ/mole with basis set 6-31 G(d) and similarly in level of theory(B3LYP). Therefore, the protonated nitrogen of the HALS molecule had higher energy than the neutral nitrogen through the potential energy of the reaction....   [tags: Energy] 877 words
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The App Reflector - Reflector Reflector is an app that allows for Air Play mirroring to a computer. This is an app that I have used in order to do presentation in certain applications on my iPad for classes and has become very useful. We have become so accustomed to wires being everywhere, that it is nice to have a break from such a disorderly setting. Reflector is an application that can be used easily in both school, and a business setting. Its ease of use and simple interface makes it the perfect app for presentations....   [tags: presentations, interface, mobile]
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Religion and Literature: A Poetic Interface - Meerabai, also known as Meera was born in a village, Kudki, to a 15th century royal Rajasthani Rajput family. She was the daughter of Ratan Singh, the Rajput ruler and losing her mother at an early age, was brought up by her grandfather, Rao Dudaji. The spiritual and the devotional fervour within her began to be revealed from an early age. She would pluck flowers, offer them at god’s feet and join the prayers, thereby, engaging herself in the divine practises from the very beginning of her life....   [tags: Meera, the devotee and Meera, the poet]
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Components of an Operating System - An operating system acts as an interface between hardware and application programs. We can say that it behaves like a program inside the system that allows the execution of application programs. It is a manager to handle the hardware that needs to make sure that computer operates correctly and no other user program can disturb its operation. The program that runs at all times in a computer and handles all the requests done by user is known as kernel. The operation system is responsible for allocation of resources....   [tags: interface between hardware & applications programs] 1741 words
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Radio Communication in TinyOS - Mote to mote communication is the radio communication in Tiny os. This introduces us the interfaces and components in Tiny os which supports the radio communication. And also we learn the basics how to use the message_ t that is a message buffer which is used to send the message buffer to the radio and receives the message buffer from the radio. Tiny os provides us with the interfaces and the components. Interfaces are used to consider the existing communication services and the components are used to implement the interfaces....   [tags: Mote to Mote Communication] 1170 words
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THE EXTENT OF HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION VIA SOCIAL COMPUTING WITHIN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - PURPOSE With a correct understanding of users, their interaction infrastructures and their interaction behavior, system designers can be better equipped to build interfaces that maximize the user’s experience on any technological service. The purpose of this project is to evaluate social computing behavior in developing countries using twitter data to understand the possible role design interfaces has on these. Computing behavior is affected by the degree of availability (frequency and duration) of computing resources as well other factors such as the social and cultural environment where computing takes place....   [tags: ITID, ICT, ICTD]
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Embodiesd Conversation Agents (ECSs) - ... Studies have suggested that the use of human social skills by embodied agents will ensure more natural and engaging interaction. On the other hand, other studies argue that embodied agents which use human behavior skills may produce false picture of their abilities due to the fact that they may be perceived more intelligent than they really are [30]. Furthermore, in the next two sections we will describe some limitations of Embodied Conversational agents, and indicate the design decision’s perspectives of virtual agents....   [tags: overview, concerns, agents, design] 921 words
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Towards Mobile Augmented Reality for the Elderly - We conducted a user study to evaluate the usability of handheld AR applications for the elderly (a). Since the results show that elderly users have difficulties holding up a tablet computer over a long period of time, we tested whether using head-mounted displays is an alternative for them (b). We further propose improved AR user interfaces for tablet computers that do not require continuously holding up the device (c). Mobility and independence are key aspects for self-determined living in today's world and demographic change presents the challenge to retain these aspects for the aging population....   [tags: mobility, independence, virtual 3D arrorws]
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Taking a Look Inside a System on Chip (SOP) - ... In addition to attaching to memory devices, an SOC provides segment- or application-specific interfaces. Examples of integrated devices are general purpose input/output pins, interfaces such as Ethernet, USB, PCIe, serial ports, I2C, expansion parallel buses, and integrated display controllers. Many of these devices interface to nonvolatile storage such as NOR Flash via Serial Peripheral Interconnect (SPI), and native bus interface types. As a general rule, these integrated items are predominantly digital logic elements....   [tags: embedded platforms, highly integrated processors] 662 words
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The Principles of GUI - From previous decades, communication and user interfaces were limited (Marcus, 1997). Most computers used DOS which is operating system. However, this system is necessary to operate computers, but users should learn DOS orders and understand the correct form (Arora et al 2005). From starting using DOS, programmers have tried to make user interface easier than DOS user interface then they invented graphical user interface which called GUI. Today, development of communication interface authorise beginner, intermediate and expert users to deal easily with computers (Marcus, 1997)....   [tags: Information Technology]
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The Periodic Phase Modulation of the Order Parameter Is Essential to Construct the Andreev Interferometer - The periodic phase modulation of the order parameter is essential to construct the Andreev interferometer, see Fig. \ref{fig1}(a). We consider a Y-junction in proximity to a FF superconductor, which introduces finite pair potential in the two channels. To be specific, we assume the channels are both set along the $x$ direction, with a spatial separation of $h$ in the $y$ direction. The pairing in the FF superconductor occurs with a finite momentum $\bf{Q}$ = $(Q_x, Q_y)$, and the order parameter takes the form of $\Delta e^{i{\bf Q}\cdot {\bf x}}$ for the $s$-wave pairing....   [tags: superconductors, electric engeneering] 670 words
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Information Security and Clout Testing Challenges - Cloud Testing Challenges Cloud testing techniques are still in its infancy stage, there are several challenges associated as below (Jain & Malhotra, 2013; Gopalakrishnan, Prakash & Ramadoss, May 2012): Cloud Service Model: With a variety of service models and having clients from multiple domains makes it very arduous for test team to engender an optimal test matrix. For each service model, subscriber has access to different set of system components and hence has different use cases for testing availability, security, and performance....   [tags: Saas application, encryption testing] 820 words
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