An Attribute-Assisted Reranking Model for Web Image Search

Image search reranking is an effective approach to refine the text-based image search result. Most existing reranking approaches are based on low-level visual features. In this paper, we propose to exploit semantic attributes for image search reranking. Based on the classifiers for all the predefined attributes, each image is represented by an attribute feature consisting [...]

User-friendly monitoring system for residential PV system based on low-cost power line communication (PLC).

A photovoltaic (PV) system has been widely deployed in residential areas to reduce energy cost. However, it is not monitored in detail or managed in a user-friendly manner in many cases. Therefore, a PV monitoring system needs to provide both detailed monitoring of each PV module and a user-friendly way of access to the monitored [...]

A Zigbee-Based Animal health monitoring system.

An animal health monitoring system for monitoring the physiological parameters, such as rumination, body temperature, and heart rate with surrounding temperature and humidity, has been developed. The developed system can also analyze the stress level corresponding to thermal humidity index. The IEEE802.15.4 and IEEE1451.2 standards-based sensor module has been developed successfully. The Zigbee device and [...]

Personal Lung Function Monitoring Devices for Asthma Patients

Asthma affects over 300 million people worldwide. Asthmatics experience difficulty in breathing and airflow obstruction caused by inflammation and constriction of the airways. Home monitoring of lung function is the preferred course of action to give physicians and asthma patients a chance to control the disease jointly. Thus, it is important to develop accurate and [...]

A Low-Cost and Noninvasive System for the Measurement and Detection of Faulty Streetlights.

Badly lit roads lead to vehicle accidents and encourage crime. Therefore, it is important to rapidly detect and report faulty streetlights (FSLs) to the relevant authorities to keep roads safe. Currently, communities primarily depend on electrical inspectors to check streetlights regularly, which may result in long and unnecessary delays prior to repair. Recent studies have [...]

Snap n’ shop: Visual search-based mobile shopping made a breeze by machine and crowd intelligence

The increasing popularity of smartphones has significantly changed the way we live. Today’s powerful mobile systems provide us with all kinds of convenient services. Thanks to the wide variety of available apps, it has never been so easy for people to shop, to navigate, and to communicate with others. However, for some tasks we can [...]

Friendbook: A Semantic-Based Friend Recommendation System for Social Networks

  Existing social networking services recommend friends to users based on their social graphs, which may not be the most appropriate to reflect a user’s preferences on friend selection in real life. In this paper, we present Friendbook, a novel semantic-based friend recommendation system for social networks, which recommends friends to users based on their [...]

Design for visually impaired to work at Industry using RFID technology.

One of the technical challenges for the modern society to detect and find a solution for visually impaired, with increased security and service motto towards the society helped to bring a solution which would help the visually impaired in the industries and other companies. Here we had come out with a prototype as a way [...]

An Active Learning System Using Smartphone for Improving Students Learning Concentration

In our previous work, it has been shown that the students can improve the learning process by using smartphones. For the professors of the university, it is difficult to offer all necessary information to the students. In addition, they cannot provide the information to satisfy all students because the quantity of knowledge of each student [...]

A satellite based localisation service using a 3G mobile phone as an emergency terminal.

In this paper, a new satellite based search and rescue system is designed. The old one – the COSPAS-SARSAT distress alert detection and distribution system, has been working for 30 years and rescued about 40 thousands of lives world-wide, in spite of low precision of the distress localization and long localization time. In this paper, [...]