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Location Fingerprinting for Ultra-wideband Systems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 164

Location Fingerprinting for Ultra-wideband Systems

In this thesis, a novel radio frequency based position location concept is proposed and studied, which provides accurate position estimates in dense multipath and non-line-of-sight propagation environments. The main idea is to apply the location fingerprinting paradigm of position location to channel impulse responses with ultra-wide bandwidth. The large bandwidth enables a fine temporal resolution of the multipath propagation channel, which in turn acts as a unique location fingerprint of the positions of transmitter and receiver. At first a location fingerprinting framework is developed from a communication theoretic perspective. Then location fingerprinting with two ultra-wideband receive...

Activity monitoring and automatic alarm generation in AAL-enabled homes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 183

Activity monitoring and automatic alarm generation in AAL-enabled homes

In this work, novel contributions towards the emerging field of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) are introduced. AAL is a concept envisioned in the early 2000s by the European Commission, aiming at supporting specifically senior people by means of technology and thus helping them to lead independent and self-determined lives in their accustomed surroundings as long as possible. Modern home automation technology is believed to be the key to providing various services in the fields of health, safety, comfort, and communication. In the framework of this thesis, health monitoring aspects are of particular interest. Inactivity monitoring is a very promising approach thereto since it allows the detec...

How to Teach Morality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

How to Teach Morality

The book: What is morality? How can it be measured? What is its nature and origin? And, most importantly, how can it be taught? These age-old yet still unanswered questions cannot be addressed, Lind argues, unless we develop a new science of moral behavior and education. Lind does just that in his book, invoking related contributions by eminent philosophers, psychologists and educators. The first part presents a new way of studying morality, and a great bulk of Lind's own research and other studies backing it. The second part shows how to teach morality effectively with Lind's Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion (KMDD), which is used in all ages and across cultures. On the basis of many ye...

Can Gamification Close the Engagement Gap of Generation Y?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 127

Can Gamification Close the Engagement Gap of Generation Y?

Gaming engages. How can employment become more attractive and fun? Only 16% of German employees are fully engaged and willing to go `the extra mile' for their company. This perceived engagement gap - which is aggravated by the new work ethics of Generation Y - offers a significant case for value creation and strategic opportunities for companies worldwide. This book analyses the question of whether gamification has the potential to close this engagement gap. It offers a literature review of the emerging topic and creatively and critically develops new ideas. Data from a pilot study on the digital startup sector in Berlin shows a positive impact of gamification on employee engagement. This informative work is directed at people interested in new business trends, business students, gamification researchers and human resources practitioners.

Sound to Sense, Sense to Sound
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 486

Sound to Sense, Sense to Sound

Since the 1950's, Sound and Music Computing (SMC) research has been producing a profound impact on the development of culture and technology in our post-industrial society. SMC research approaches the whole sound and music communication chain from a multidisciplinary point of view. By combining scientific, technological and artistic methodologies it aims at understanding, modelling, representing and producing sound and music using computational approaches. This book, by describing the state of the art in SMC research, gives hints of future developments, whose general purpose will be to bridge the semantic gap, the hiatus that currently separates sound from sense and sense from sound.

Affordable Nonlinear MIMO Systems
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 186
Certifying System Translations Using Higher Order Theorem Provers
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 188

Certifying System Translations Using Higher Order Theorem Provers

This thesis presents certifying system translations. This is a technique to guarantee the correctness of system translations. When conducting a translation of a system we compare for each translation the original and translated systems and decide whether the translation has been carried out correctly. This decision is based on a certificate generated during the translation process. Thus, we guarantee correctness of translations by verifying each translation run instead of the translation algorithm and its implementation.

Efficient Algorithms for Structuring Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 204

Efficient Algorithms for Structuring Wireless Sensor Networks

A number of application scenarios benefit from using wireless sensor networks for monitoring, tracking and event detection. Since sensor nodes are small and energy-constrained and possess severely limited computational capabilities and memory resources, sensor networks require the development of a new generation of algorithms targeted at large-scale networks, unpredictably changing environments and constantly changing network topologies. Structures result from self-organization of the nodes in the network and are defined in terms of the cooperation between individual nodes. Many sensor network systems require constructing structures in order to perform correctly. This work focuses on both the development and study of structuring algorithms. We present new algorithms for several problems covering the distinctive characteristics of sensor networks: cooperative sensing, communication and location awareness. The problems are energy-efficient routing, time-bounded and space-bounded sensing, range-free boundary recognition, and hierarchical partitioning of the network.

Perception of Moving Tactile Stimuli
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 124