[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In order to reduce both psychological and physical stress in air travel, sensors are integrated into airplane seats to detect
gestures as input for in-flight entertainment systems. The content provided by the entertainment systems helps to reduce psychological
stress, and gesture recognition is used as input for the content. The use of this system thus also stimulates passengers in
limited seating space to make movements that would result in the reduction of physical stress. Preliminary user evaluation
shows that users of the concept have significantly more active calf muscle pump activity in comparison with current situations
and that users feel more active and less fatigued after a long period of sitting in the same position.
KeywordsIn-flight entertainment–Gesture recognition–Air travel–Air travel thrombosis
Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing 01/2011; 2(2):103-112.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Machine learning is a key technology to design and create intelligent systems, products, and related services. Like many other
design departments, we are faced with the challenge to teach machine learning to design students, who often do not have an
inherent affinity towards technology. We successfully used the Embodied Intelligence method to teach machine learning to our
students. By embodying the learning system into the Lego Mindstorm NXT platform we provide the student with a tangible tool
to understand and interact with a learning system. The resulting behavior of the tangible machines in combination with the
positive associations with the Lego system motivated all the students. The students with less technology affinity successfully
completed the course, while the students with more technology affinity excelled towards solving advanced problems. We believe
that our experiences may inform and guide other teachers that intend to teach machine learning, or other computer science
related topics, to design students.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In order to reduce both the psychological and physical stress in air travel, sensors are integrated in airplane seats to detect the gestures as input for in-flight entertainment systems. The content provided by the entertainment systems helps to reduce the psychological stress, and the gesture recognition is used as input for the content and hence stimulates people to move, which as a result would reduce the physical stress as well.
Technologies for E-Learning and Digital Entertainment, Third International Conference, Edutainment 2008, Nanjing, China, June 25-27, 2008, Proceedings; 01/2008