Burger, Wilhelm., Burge, Mark J., and Burger, Wilhelm.
Computer science., Computer vision., and Image Processing and Computer Vision.
This easy-to-follow textbook is the third of three volumes which provide a modern, algorithmic introduction to digital image processing, designed to be used both by learners desiring a firm foundation on which to build, and practitioners in search of critical analysis and concrete implementations of the most important techniques. This volume builds upon the introductory material presented in the first two volumes (Fundamental Techniques and Core Algorithms) with additional key concepts and methods in image processing. Features and topics: Practical examples and carefully constructed chapter-ending exercises drawn from the authors' years of experience teaching this material Real implementations, concise mathematical notation, and precise algorithmic descriptions designed for programmers and practitioners Easily adaptable Java code and completely worked-out examples for easy inclusion in existing (and rapid prototyping of new) applications Uses ImageJ, the image processing system developed, maintained, and freely distributed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Provides a supplementary website with the complete Java source code, test images, and corrections—www.imagingbook.com Additional presentation tools for instructors including a complete set of figures, tables, and mathematical elements This thorough, reader-friendly text will equip undergraduates with a deeper understanding of the topic and will be invaluable for further developing knowledge via self-study. Wilhelm Burger, Ph.D., is the director of the Digital Media degree programs at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences at Hagenberg. Mark J. Burge, Ph.D., is a senior principal at MITRE in Washington, D.C.
Galiana, Ignacio., Ferre, Manuel., and Galiana, Ignacio.
Engineering design., Computer science., Computer simulation., User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction., Simulation and Modeling., Control, Robotics, Mechatronics., and Numerical and Computational Physics.
Multi-finger Haptic Interaction presents a panorama of technologies and methods for multi-finger haptic interaction, together with an analysis of the benefits and implications of adding multiple-fingers to haptic applications. Research topics covered include: design and control of advanced haptic devices; multi-contact point simulation algorithms; interaction techniques and implications in human perception when interacting with multiple fingers. These multi-disciplinary results are integrated into applications such as medical simulators for training manual skills, simulators for virtual prototyping and precise manipulations in remote environments. Multi-finger Haptic Interaction presents the current and potential applications that can be developed with these systems, and details the systems’ complexity. The research is focused on enhancing haptic interaction by providing multiple contact points to the user. This state-of-the-art volume is oriented towards researchers who are involved in haptic device design, rendering methods and perception studies, as well as readers from different disciplines who are interested in applying multi-finger haptic technologies and methods to their field of interest.
Martín, Estefanía., Haya, Pablo A., Carro, Rosa M., and Martín, Estefanía.
Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics), Computer science., Artificial intelligence., Social sciences -- Data processing., Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences., and User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction.
User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines is motivated by the need to bring attention to how people with special needs can benefit from adaptive methods and techniques in their everyday lives. Assistive technologies, adaptive systems and context-aware applications are three well-established research fields. There is, in fact, a vast amount of literature that covers HCI-related issues in each area separately. However, the contributions in the intersection of these areas have been less visible, despite the fact that such synergies may have a great impact on improving daily living.Presenting a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art practices on user modeling and adaptation for people with special needs, as well as some reflections on the challenges that need to be addressed in this direction, topics covered within this volume include the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of adaptive systems to assist users with special needs to take decisions and fulfil daily routine activities. Particular emphasis is paid to major trends in user modeling, ubiquitous adaptive support, diagnostic and accessibility, recommender systems, social interaction, designing and building adaptive assistants for daily routines, field studies and automated evaluation.Nine leading contributors write on key current research in the domain of adaptive applications for people with special needs, integrating and summarizing findings from the best known international research groups in these areas. User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines highlights how adaptation technologies can ease daily living for all, and support sustainable high-quality healthcare, demographic ageing and social/economic inclusion.