Showing posts from April, 2008

Apr 2008 Paper Accepted Pervasive 2008 LBR: DocTrack

Holland T. and Quigley A,, "DocTrack: automatic printed digital document tagging and remote retrieval", Late Breaking Results of the Sixth International Conference in Pervasive Computing (PERVASIVE 2008), Sydney Australia May 2008

Apr 2008 TRIL BioMOBIUS Launch

I am one of the Principal Investigators for the TRIL Centre (Technology Research for Independent Living) on the Technology Platform and today we launched the BioMOBIUS™ Research Platform. This is the combined effort of a dedicated and highly creative group of hardware engineers, software engineers, biosignal process engineers, researchers, designers and managers. Congratulations to the entire TRIL TTP team for great research platform.

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UCD Research

The TRIL Centre BioMOBIUS™ Research Platform an Open, Shareable Hardware and Software System

In a clinical laboratory in St. James’s Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, an older woman walks along a mat that is embedded with motion sensors. The woman, who has experienced a recent fall, is also wearing several wireless sensors that monitor her heart rate and the motion of her limbs as she walks across the room. Small video cameras placed around the room also track her movement. As data is captured by the sensors and cameras, it is …

Apr 2008 SFI Funded CSET: CLARITY

Science Foundation Ireland is to fund a €16.4m technology partnership between UCD, DCU and Tyndall in the CLARITY CSET. I'm one of the collaborators in this centre and other academics in my research group such as Simon and Paddy and in my school in UCD are leading researchers in this world class research effort.

This CSET has grown out of the AIC who helped us secure our SFI UREKA grant in 2007 for ODCSSS, which continues to this day. Congrats to Barry and Alan and the rest of the CLARITY PIs.

Interested students should keep an eye open for future calls for both postgraduate and postdoctoral research positions with this new CSET.
News Coverage:
UCD, DCU team up for sensor research - - Ireland
New science research centre set up - Irish Times - Ireland
Multi-million euro boost for sensor research - - Dublin, Ireland
Martin announces €16.4 million investment for new "ground breaking"...

Apr 2008 TRIL TTP - CASL Research Day

TRIL TTP/ CASL joint research day
Date: April 9th 2008
Time: 9:00-14:10
Location: UCD CASL, Seminar Room (ground floor)

9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and coffee

9:30 - 10:00 Dr. Joseph Kiniry - A Bit of Rigor Goes a Long Way - Making Small Changes to Software Process for Large Gains, School of Computer Science and Informatics UCD, CASL PI

10:00 - 10:30 Dr. Brian Caulfield - Applications for wearable computing in sport and health, School of Physiotherapy UCD, CLARITY Associate PI

10:30 - 11:00 Prof. Mark Keane - CSETs and their properties, Vice President for Innovation UCD

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 - 11:45 Dr. Scott Rickard - Techniques for Source Separation and Localization in Sensor Networks, School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering UCD, CASL Interim Director

11:45 - 12:15 Dr. Colm Harmon - SHARE Ireland – Initial Findings from the Survey of Health and Retirement in Europe, Geary Institute UCD

12:15 - 12:45 Rodd Bond - Recent urban improvement ini…

Apr 2008 EU Coordinating Action: CAPSIL

I have recently become the UCD PI for an EU Support Action CAPSIL we coordinate. CAPSIL is an ‘International Support of a Common Awareness and Knowledge Platform for Studying and Enabling Independent Living’. Our first kick off meeting is in London on April 10th with follow up meetings in Japan, Boston, Oregon and Ireland.

The aging of society is the single most important aspect of health care in the 21st century. Many intriguing ICT solutions are being developed within the EU, USA, and Japan for helping older people remain independent longer. However, these solutions tend to be fragmented and heterogeneous. The CAPSIL Coordinating Support Action (CSA) team is a strategic international coalition of University and Industrial partners that already have extensive teams developing hardware/software/knowledge solutions to independent living based on user requirements. All partners of CAPSIL are already members of regional and national centres on aging engaged in the process of helping to e…

Apr 2008 Belfast Agreement, 10th Anniversary Event

I've been invited to attend an event early this month in Belfast Agreement to mark the 10th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement. In addition to the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Senator Mitchell, others who will participate include General John de Chastelain, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, John Hume, Mark Durkan, M.P., MLA, Gerry Adams, M.P., MLA, Sir Reg Empey, MLA, David Andrews, Liz O’Donnell, Paul Murphy, M.P., Monica McWilliams, Lord Alderdice, Dawn Purvis, MLA, and David Adams.

Hosted by the US Ireland Alliance, it's an event I'm looking forward to as they will have 100 alumni of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship program and other young leaders from across Ireland.

Apr 2008 Pervasive 2008 Tutorial

Context-Rich but Keyboard-Free Pervasive Computing - Pervasive Computing User Interfaces - Aaron J Quigley - Pervasive 2008 Tutorials

Clearly there are classes of computing application which will rely on the classical screen, keyboard and mouse interfaces for sometime to come. However, we are seeing the emergence of pervasive computing applications and scenarios which go beyond the traditional application design or even mobile computing application design. Designing User Interfaces for the disappearing computer is difficult. By its very nature Pervasive Computing is trying to make the computer less of a focal point, making it, dare we say invisible! The challenge therefore becomes to provide simple, seamless, natural and context-aware interfaces to complex, subtle and oft invisible pervasive computing applications. Instead of overwhelming the user with a plethora of options, research as shown the need to develop personalized user interfaces that leverage past and group actions in use…