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    Image recognition performance enhancements using image normalization

    When recognizing a specific object in an image captured by a camera, we extract local descriptors to compare it with or try direct comparison of images through learning methods using convolutional neural netwo...

    Kyung-Mo Koo and Eui-Young Cha

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:33

    Published on: 19 November 2017

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    Exploring the effects of a non-interactive talking avatar on social presence, credibility, trust, and patronage intention in an e-commerce website

    While prior research has examined the effects of interactive e-commerce avatars that simulate the roles of virtual assistants and recommender agents, there is lack of empirical study that investigates the effe...

    Tze Wei Liew, Su-Mae Tan and Hishamuddin Ismail

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:42

    Published on: 15 November 2017

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    Monitoring of the daily living activities in smart home care

    One of the key requirements for technological systems that are used to secure independent housing for seniors in their home environment is monitoring of daily living activities (ADL), their classification, and...

    Jan Vanus, Jana Belesova, Radek Martinek, Jan Nedoma, Marcel Fajkus, Petr Bilik and Jan Zidek

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:30

    Published on: 2 November 2017

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    Qualitative usability feature selection with ranking: a novel approach for ranking the identified usability problematic attributes for academic websites using data-mining techniques

    The aim of this study is to identify common usability problematic patterns that belong to top-50 academic websites as a whole and then ranking of these identified usability problems is also provided.

    Kalpna Sagar and Anju Saha

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:29

    Published on: 23 October 2017

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    A 3D localisation method in indoor environments for virtual reality applications

    Virtual Reality (VR) has recently experienced rapid development for human–computer interactions. Users wearing VR headsets gain an immersive experience when interacting with a 3-dimensional (3D) world. We util...

    Wei Song, Liying Liu, Yifei Tian, Guodong Sun, Simon Fong and Kyungeun Cho

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:39

    Published on: 13 October 2017

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    Handpad: a virtual mouse for controlling laptops in a smart home

    This study investigates the possibilities of equipping fixed furniture with touch screens to control laptops or other smart home devices, to create a holistic smart home control system. Although multi-touch sc...

    Clerc-Manne Taing, Pei-Luen Patrick Rau and Hanjing Huang

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:27

    Published on: 14 September 2017

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    An AmI-based and privacy-preserving shopping mall model

    Nowadays, large shopping malls provide tools to help and boost customers to buy products. Some of these tools melt down digital operations with physical ones executed by customers into blended commerce experie...

    Carlo Blundo, Francesco Orciuoli and Mimmo Parente

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:26

    Published on: 7 September 2017

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    Efficient motion blurred shadows using a temporal shadow map

    In this paper, we propose a novel algorithm that renders motion blurred shadows efficiently on GPUs using a temporal shadow map. Each triangle moves during a frame and for each pixel, it is visible to the ligh...

    MinhPhuoc Hong and Kyoungsu Oh

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:22

    Published on: 13 July 2017

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    Users’ design feedback in usability evaluation: a literature review

    As part of usability evaluation, users may be invited to offer their reflections on the system being evaluated. Such reflections may concern the system’s suitability for its context of use, usability problem p...

    Asbjørn Følstad

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:19

    Published on: 3 July 2017

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    Toward the reduction of incorrect drawn ink retrieval

    As tablet devices become popular, various handwriting applications are used. Some of applications incorporate a specific function, which is generally called palm rejection. Palm rejection enables application u...

    Atsushi Kitani, Taketo Kimura and Takako Nakatani

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:18

    Published on: 15 June 2017

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    Feature extraction for robust physical activity recognition

    This paper presents the development of a Human Activity Recognition (HAR) system that uses a network of nine inertial measurement units situated in different body parts. Every unit provides 3D (3-dimension) ac...

    Jiadong Zhu, Rubén San-Segundo and José M. Pardo

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:16

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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    Tracking intruder ship in wireless environment

    It is a challenging task for all Harbors or Naval Administration to restrict and monitor the movement of defense or commercial ships. Most commonly used techniques of monitoring are radars and satellite images...

    Madhuri Rao and Narendra Kumar Kamila

    Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences 2017 7:14

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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