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August 18, 2017

Identifying Urban Subcenters from Commuting Fluxes: A Case Study of Wuhan, China

  It is of interest to analyze urban spatial structure by identifying urban subcenters, for which published literature proposes many methods. Although these methods are widely […]
August 11, 2017

A Smartphone-Based Multi-Functional Hearing Assistive System to Facilitate Speech Recognition in the Classroom

  In this paper, we propose a smartphone-based hearing assistive system (termed SmartHear) to facilitate speech recognition for various target users, who could benefit from enhanced […]
August 4, 2017

Leukocytes Classification and Segmentation in Microscopic Blood Smear: A Resource-Aware Healthcare Service in Smart Cities

  Smart cities are a future reality for municipalities around the world. Healthcare services play a vital role in the transformation of traditional cities into smart […]
July 28, 2017

Using a Smartwatch to Detect Stereotyped Movements in Children With Developmental Disabilities

  It is important to determine when and why stereotyped movements indicative of developmental disabilities occur in order to provide timely medical treatment. However, these behaviors […]
July 21, 2017

Supporting Trembling Hand Typing Using Optical See-Through Mixed Reality

  A tremor is an involuntary rhythmic shaking movement of the muscles, which reduces the precision of hand and finger movements. It is difficult for individuals […]
July 14, 2017

Location-Based Augmented Reality With Pervasive Smartphone Sensors: Inside and Beyond Pokemon Go!

  Combining powerful sensors and near ubiquitous distribution, the smartphone has become an irreplaceable part of modern day life. Using its pervasive sensing capabilities, the smart-phone […]
July 7, 2017

Five Decades of Hierarchical Modulation and Its Benefits in Relay-Aided Networking

  Hierarchical modulation (HM), which is also known as layered modulation, has been widely adopted across the telecommunication industry. Its strict backward compatibility with single-layer modems […]
June 30, 2017

A Machine Learning-Empowered System for Long-Term Motion-Tolerant Wearable Monitoring of Blood Pressure and Heart Rate With Ear-ECG/PPG

  In this paper, we propose a fully ear-worn long-term blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) monitor to achieve a higher wearability. Moreover, to enable […]
June 23, 2017

A Software-Defined Device-to-Device Communication Architecture for Public Safety Applications in 5G Networks

  The device-to-device (D2D) communication paradigm in 5G networks provides an effective infrastructure to enable different smart city applications such as public safety. In future smart […]
June 16, 2017

Predicting Functional Independence Measure Scores During Rehabilitation With Wearable Inertial Sensors

  Evaluating patient progress and making discharge decisions regarding inpatient medical rehabilitation rely upon the standard clinical assessments administered by trained clinicians. Wearable inertial sensors can […]