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1 MBZC13-01 Application of Temperature Compensated Ultrasonic 2013
A method to implement a mobility aid for blind person and also can be used in automatic robots, self-
propelling vehicles in automated production factories etc. Model contains signal processing unit with PIC
microcontroller which receives data from Ultrasonic sensor and Temperature sensor then processed it and
delivers it to the computer using serial input/output port & gives alert to the blind person using voice
processor with earphone. Paper contains temperature compensation method to reduce the error in
measurement of distance using ultrasonic sensors. Signal processing unit contains PIC microcontroller
which is used for interfacing between different sensors and computer. Then received data is verified using
2 MBZC13-02 Building a Smart Home System with WSN and Service Robot 2013
Smart home environments have evolved to the point where everyday objects and devices at home can
be networked to give the inhabitants new means to control them. Advances in digital electronics have
enable the development of small in size and communicate in short distances sensor nodes.They are low-
cost, low-power and multifunctional. The sensor nodes consist of sensing, data processing, and
communication components, leverage the idea of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) based on collaborative
effort of a large number of nodes.
There are a large number of reseaches dealing with WSN applications, but it is still possible to
explored in WSN development and maintenance. This paper examines the possibility of integration WSN
and the service robots into a smart home application. The service robots can be considered to be mobile
nodes that provide additional sensorial information, improve/repair the connectivity and collect information
from wireless sensor nodes. On the other hand, the WSN can be considered as an extension of the sensorial
capabilities of the robots and it can provide a smart environment for the service robots.
Design of an Embedded Speech-Centric Interface for Applications in Handheld
Nowadays, portable devices (in particular, mobile phones and personal digital assistants [PDAs]) are part of
our daily lives. Furthermore, the potential connectivity of these types of devices with a wide range of
services through wireless communication networks has triggered the creation of a rich variety of
applications. However, the reduced size of portable devices actually makes it difficult to use many of these
available applications because, in fact, there is very limited unused space where buttons or unfold menus
can be located.
Development of a residential appliance control interface (ACI) module using smart
Smart system pilot projects provide for valuable lessons learnt in terms of demand response programs.
These programs are an important safety net until new capacity comes online in South Africa. Strategies
within the demand response programs include time of use tariff and real time load limiting schemes.
Appliance control technologies can assist users that are part of these programs in managing loads. One
approach to appliance control is using off the shelf home automation technologies that provide for
automatic load control. This can be done with smart systems which provide the control signals in real time
to the home automation devices. An interface module is required between the smart system and the home
automation units. A simple interface unit was developed under Eskom Research. This interface provides for
automated switching but does not provide for any intelligent load sensing. This is left for further
5 MBZC13-05 ECA-based Control Interface on Android for Home Automation System 2013
Historically, Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) have been used as virtual assistants that make easier
the access to information or help in performing complex tasks. Due to their high computational
requirements ECAs are usually run on desktop computers, but with the recent development of hand-held
devices both in hardware and software, it becomes necessary to move ECAs to that new mobile scenario.
Thus, we propose an open-source based platform for developing ECA based interfaces on Android-
equipped devices. We also present a prototype for controlling a home automation system.
IEEE 2013 Conference
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Environment monitoring and device control using ARM based Embedded Controlled
Embedded controlled sensor network is the technology used to implement environmental solutions
effectively. Many researchers have been making attempts to develop the embedded controlled sensor
network. The existing systems are bulky, very costly and difficult to maintain. The proposed system is cost
effective and controlled by user friendly embedded systems. In the proposed system ARM based
microcontroller and wireless sensors are used to control the various devices and to monitor the information
regarding the environment using Zig bee and GSM technologies.
7 MBZC13-07 Gestures for Industry Intuitive Human-Robot Communication from Human Observation 2013
Human-robot collaborative work has the potential to advance quality, efficiency and safety in
manufacturing. In this paper we present a gestural communication lexicon for human robot collaboration in
industrial assembly tasks and establish methodology for producing such a lexicon. Our user experiments are
grounded in a study of industry needs, providing potential real-world applicability to our results. Actions
required for industrial assembly tasks are abstracted into three classes: part acquisition, part manipulation,
and part operations. We analysed the communication between human pairs performing these subtasks and
derived a set of communication terms and gestures. We found that participant-provided gestures are
intuitive and well suited to robotic implementation, but that interpretation is highly dependent on task
context. We then implemented these gestures on a robot arm in a human-robot interaction context, and
found the gestures to be easily interpreted by observers. We found that observation of human-human
interaction can be effective in determining what should be communicated in a given human-robot task, how
communication gestures should be executed, and priorities for robotic system implementation based on
frequency of use.
Home Appliance Control System with Appliance Authentication Framework Using
Augmented Reality Technology
The popularity of home appliances continues to increase that can interconnect with other appliances through
networks. For users who want to identify the network home appliances they want to operate, their operation
is complex and difficult since their locations are not represented within the operating system. We propose
Embodied Visualization with Augmented Reality for Networked System 3 (EVANS 3) to solve operation
problems with obvious and intuitive controls by implementing augmented reality (AR) technology. We
implemented our proposed LED Marker instead of the use of graphical images (image markers) as the AR
markers to identify the network home appliance’s location at any distant and altering light environments.
By dynamically operating LED Markers, we can achieve a comfortable and effective appliance
authentication environment for suitable operating conditions.
9 MBZC13-09 Human health monitoring 2013
Nowadays population growth increased exponentially and health diseases also increase parallel because the
persons do not give important about the body conditions due to time allocation and highly expensive
medical treatment. In this paper deals with this problem by using the nano sensor based mobile phones.
Nano sensor was placed in the mobile phones. It’s used to monitor the human body because now most of
the peoples having the mobiles phones. This mobile phone having the in build highly sensitive TI MSP430
family microcontroller and zigbee used to transmit the health care data’s. Compare to the other
microcontroller, TI MSP430 was secured for the patient health. The nano sensor used to detect the minute
variations in the human body without need various types of sensor. In this device used to monitor and
measure the ASTHMA, CANCER, and BLOOD PRESSURE, ECG from the human breathing and body
temperature. In this device alert the patient and display what is the body condition, causes, how to
overcome this problems without need proper physician guides’ and save the money. Five are more patient
combined to make one wireless network with any one of the hospital management. The hospital
management continuously monitor the patient health condition if any variations occurs in below or above to
the normal range immediately making call to the patient home and also call the ambulance. The location of
the person detected by using the GPRS tracking system.
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10 MBZC13-10 Indoor/Outdoor Management System Compliant with Google Maps and Android® OS 2013
Outdoor location/navigation systems are a useful support for our daily life. The majority of these systems
are based on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), which include for example, Global Positioning
System (GPS) and Galileo. For indoor location systems several technologies have been presented, each of
them with different characteristics. Like this, the choice of the location technology is related with several
important factors such as: precision, latency, power consumption, mobile nodes and infrastructure cost.
Outdoor and indoor location systems provide a huge area of application, although, the integration of both
systems provide even higher levels of availability, and a huge open market for applications. One of the
crucial development areas of this systems integration is the development of a robust management
application, compliant with actual nowadays systems and technologies. This paper presents a management
system for indoor/outdoor location completely compliant with two important systems of nowadays, Google
Maps and Android® operation system (OS). Our integrated system is based in ZigBee and GPS/GPRS
11 MBZC13-11 Microcontroller-Based Robotics 2013
The recently rapid increase in research and development in automation technology has led to a gap between
education and industry. Although developing countries need to keep in touch with the latest developments,
that poses some difficulties for industrial automation education, such as cost, lack of student motivation,
and insufficient laboratory infrastructure. Low-cost experimental setups may over come many of these
challenges. This paper describes how supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and robotics
experiments in control and automation education can be conducted at reasonable cost. These setups consist
of a fluid tank, a Cartesian robot with a three-axis robot arm, and serial, parallel, USB, and TCP/IP
communication ports. These experiments were developed and used in control and automation education in
the Automation Laboratory of Ege Technical and Business College, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey. The
presented experiments were also quantitatively evaluated using the one-way ANOVA test on the exam
results, and qualitatively evaluated by a discussion session and survey. The results indicated that student
performance improved when microcontroller-based experimental setups were used, and that increasing the
complexity of experiments also helped improve students’ academic success.
12 MBZC13-12 Remote Monitoring System of ECG and Body Temperature Signals 2013
The paper presents a remote monitoring system for electrocardiographic and temperature signals. The
system consists of a hardware module for acquisition, a Bluetooth transmission module and finally a
displaying module (PC or mobile devices). Information is sent via IP (GPRS or WiFi) to a database server
containing clinical data, which can be accessed through a web application. The system was assessed by
testing different patients with the support of a medical doctor, obtaining a positive performance.
13 MBZC13-13 The Smartphone Accessory Heart Rate Monitor 2013
This paper describes a design for a smartphone accessory that aims to determine the human heart rate,
especially for cardiac patients who need to monitor their heart rate, it being an important indicator for
prognosis and diagnosis, and also share it with their physician anytime to seek medical advice when needed.
The goal of this paper is to present our design of this compact sized and user friendly smartphone accessory
that can be accounted in clinical care and practice.
14 MBZC13-14 Towards the Implementation of IoT for Environmental Condition Monitoring in Homes 2013
We have reported an effective implementation for Internet of Things used for monitoring regular domestic
conditions by means of low cost ubiquitous sensing system. The description about the integrated network
architecture and the interconnecting mechanisms for reliable measurement of parameters by smart sensors
and transmission of data via internet is being presented. The longitudinal learning system was able to
provide self-control mechanism for better operations of the devices in monitoring stage. The framework of
the monitoring system is based on combination of pervasive distributed sensing units, information system
for data aggregation, reasoning and context awareness. Results are encouraging as the reliability of sensing
information transmission through the proposed integrated network architecture is 97%. The prototype was
tested to generate real-time graphical information rather than a test bed scenario.
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15 MBZC13-15 Water Environment Monitoring System Based on Zigbee Technology 2013
The Zigbee network issued in this paper is used to monitor the environment parameters of aquiculture
water. Each sensor node of the network, which is composed of various sensors and a Zigbee chip CC2430,
could measure temperature, velocity of flow, pH value, content of ammoniacal nitrogen etc. A GPRS
module is used to complete data exchanging between remote monitoring center and the wireless sensor
network. This system is an application in aquiculture field. Through an algorithm based on neural BP
network and D-S Evidence Theory, this system could diagnose the type of water environment parameter