Architecting E-Coaching Systems: A First Step for Dealing with Their Intrinsic Design Complexity

E-coaching systems are a highly valuable asset for promoting healthier lifestyles. However, the design of these systems is intrinsically complex. This article proposes a loosely coupled architecture to support the modeling of e-coaching solutions, reducing design complexity and enhancing the flexibility required for the e-coaching process. Source: New feed

Supersensitive Accelerometer Could Be the Answer to Better Drone Control

Supercapacitor technology could make tiny accelerometers as much as 1 million times more sensitive Photo: Ezzat Bakhoum Accelerometers are everywhere. You’ve probably got at least one on your person right now. But today’s run-of-the-mill accelerometers—MEMS devices that measure a minute change in capacitance—just aren’t very sensitive. They’re built to fit…

Emotion and Motivation in Cognitive Assistive Technologies for Dementia

The adoption and effectiveness of cognitive assistive technologies hinge on harnessing the dynamics of human emotion. The authors discuss seminal advances in the integration of emotions in assistive technologies for dementia and propose Bayesian Affect Control Theory (BayesACT), a quantitative social-psychological theory, to model behavior and emotion in such systems.…