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Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Abstract There is an increase in the use of Internet technologies and as a result of this cloud computing has shown to be rapidly developing. Cloud Computing is a phrase that is commonly used to describe a variety of computing…

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Ambient Intelligence

Ambient Intelligence

Philips and Palo Alto Ventures (1998) coin the term ‘ambient intelligence’ (AmI).This concept has been developed further and has contributed to products such as the Philips Healthcare Ambient Experience (de Ruyter & Aarts 2004). The concept of AmI grew bigger…

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Robotics

Robotics

Definition and history The rapid advancement of robotics has led to a change in research. Robots have the ability to perform a complex series of actions automatically. There are three new areas of application. This document aims to inform the…

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Definition AI is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software and the branch of computer science that develops software and machines with intelligence. Although it is difficult to give an accepted definition of AI, researchers such as Hunter & Legg…

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Pre-Owned Games

Pre-Owned Games

The sale of second-hand or pre-owned games affects the relationships between game developers, publishers and players. Players are concerned about their rights to sell the games they own, either to receive a discount at retailers who accept second-hand games or…

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Brain Computer Interfaces

Brain computer interfaces

Definition of the technology According to Pfurtscheller et al., (2010) a Brain Computer Interface must fulfil four criteria: “Direct: The system must rely on activity recorded directly from the brain. Intentional control: At least one recordable brain signal, which can be…

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Personal Health Monitoring

Personal Health Monitoring

Introduction Personal Health Monitoring (PHM) describes a set of technological artefacts, currently in development and limited use, designed to supplement medical care with health monitoring outside traditional care environments such as hospitals.  Applications are in development for nearly every demographic,…

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