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Technology And Touch

Author : A. Cranny-Francis
ISBN : 9781137268310
Genre : Social Science
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Technology and Touch addresses the development of a range of new touch technologies, both technologies that we reach out to touch and technologies that touch us, by exploring how we use touch to connect with and understand our world, and ourselves.
Category: Social Science

High Tech High Touch

Author : John Naisbitt
ISBN : 1857882601
Genre : Social Science
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The one great megatrend of the new millennium. In this important and timely book encompassing the key trends of our time, John Naisbitt, the world's foremost social forecaster and bestselling author, takes us on a compelling and kaleidoscopic tour of our contemporary 'technology immersion' and our accelerated search for meaning. High Tech/High Touch shows how we need to understand technology through a human lens - to comprehend life-science technologies through theology, consumer technology through high-touch time, science of the body through art. Exploring everything from the effect of consumer and genetic technologies (the most influential of all technologies to come) to the problems that parents face contending with violent electronic games, the authors' insights span science, religion, commerce, communications, art, leisure and many other areas of our daily lives.
Category: Social Science

Technology And Women S Voices

Author : Cheris Kramarae
ISBN : 9781135795009
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

The Impact Of Pen And Touch Technology On Education

Author : Tracy Hammond
ISBN : 9783319155944
Genre : Computers
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This book presents perspectives for and by teachers, school and university administrators and educational researchers regarding the great impact pen and tablet technology can have on classrooms and education. presents three distinctly valuable threads of research: Emerging technologies and cutting-edge software invented by researchers and evaluated through real classroom deployments. First-hand perspectives of instructors and administrators who actively implement pen or tablet technologies in their classrooms. Up-and-coming systems that provide insight into the future of pen, touch, and sketch recognition technologies in the classrooms and the curriculums of tomorrow. The Impact of Pen and Touch Technology on Education is an essential read for educators who wish get to grips with ink-based computing and bring their teaching methods into the twenty-first century, as well as for researchers in the areas of education, human-computer interaction and intelligent systems for pedagogical advancement.
Category: Computers

High Tech High Touch

Author : Lynn Jurewicz
ISBN : 0838908608
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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High Tech, High Touch illustrates technical solutions that really work, inspired by effective customer service strategies used by businesses. These are unique technology solutions—based on digital libraries, portals, e-mail notifications, and database interfaces to the web—to solve everyday public library problems.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

High Tech High Touch Customer Service

Author : Micah Solomon
ISBN : 9780814417911
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 79.56 MB
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STEVE WOZNIAK, Apple co-founder: "Micah Solomon conveys an up-to-the minute and deeply practical take on customer service, business success, and the twin importance of people and technology." SETH GODIN: "It's hard to imagine an organization with front line employees that won't benefit from the ideas in this book." "Clearly the best book on customer service management written in the last decade." Professor Frank Allen Philpot, George Mason University School of Management HONORS RECEIVED: -SETH GODIN's "Must-Read Reading List,"Late Spring 2012 -CIO Magazine: "Must-read, Summer 2012" -Readitfor.me:"The 8 new business books you need to read NOW" In an age of social media, smartphones, self-service, and six-second attention spans, High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service throws your business a lifeline. Today's customers are a hard bunch to crack. Time-strapped, screen-addicted, value-savvy, and socially engaged, their expectations are tougher than ever for a business to keep up with. They are empowered like never before and expect businesses to respect that sense of empowerment--lashing out at those that don't. Take heart: Old-fashioned customer service, fully retooled for today's blistering pace and digitally connected reality, is what you need to build the kind loyal customer base that allows you to survive--and thrive. And High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service spells out surefire strategies for success in a clear, entertaining, and practical way. Discover: * Six major customer trends and what they mean for your business * Eight unbreakable rules for social media customer service * How to effectively address online complainers and saboteurs on Yelp, Twitter, TripAdvisor, and other forums for user generated content * The rising power of self-service--and how to design it properly * How to build a company culture that breeds stellar customer service ? High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service reveals inside secrets of wildly successful customer service initiatives, from Internet startups to venerable brands, and shows how companies of every stripe can turn casual customers into fervent supporters who will spread the word far and wide--online and off.
Category: Business & Economics

Frontiers In Pen And Touch

Author : Tracy Hammond
ISBN : 3319642405
Genre : Artificial intelligence
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Category: Artificial intelligence

Media Technology And Literature In The Nineteenth Century

Author : Dr Colette Colligan
ISBN : 9781409478461
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Operating at the intersection where new technology meets literature, this collection discovers the relationship among image, sound, and touch in the long nineteenth century. The chapters speak to the special mixed-media properties of literature, while exploring the important interconnections of science, technology, and art at the historical moment when media was being theorized, debated, and scrutinized. Each chapter focuses on a specific visual, acoustic, or haptic dimension of media, while also calling attention to the relationships among the three. Famous works such as Wordsworth's "I wandered lonely as a cloud" and Shelley's Frankenstein are discussed alongside a range of lesser-known literary, scientific, and pornographic writings. Topics include the development of a print culture for the visually impaired; the relationship between photography and narrative; the kaleidoscope and modern urban experience; Christmas gift books; poetry, painting and music as remediated forms; the interface among the piano, telegraph, and typewriter; Ernst Heinrich Weber's model of rationalized tactility; and how the shift from visual to auditory telegraphic instruments amplified anxieties about the place of women in nineteenth-century information networks. Full of surprising insights and connections, the collection offers new impetus for stimulating historical conversations and debates about nineteenth-century media, while also contributing fresh perspectives on new media and (re)mediation today.
Category: Literary Criticism

Haptics Technologies

Author : Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
ISBN : 3642226582
Genre : Computers
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The term “haptics” refers to the science of sensing and manipulation through touch. Multiple disciplines such as biomechanics, psychophysics, robotics, neuroscience, and software engineering converge to support haptics, and generally, haptic research is done by three communities: the robotics community, the human computer interface community, and the virtual reality community. This book is different from any other book that has looked at haptics. The authors treat haptics as a new medium rather than just a domain within one of the above areas. They describe human haptic perception and interfaces and present fundamentals in haptic rendering and modeling in virtual environments. Diverse software architectures for standalone and networked haptic systems are explained, and the authors demonstrate the vast application spectrum of this emerging technology along with its accompanying trends. The primary objective is to provide a comprehensive overview and a practical understanding of haptic technologies. An appreciation of the close relationship between the wide range of disciplines that constitute a haptic system is a key principle towards being able to build successful collaborative haptic environments. Structured as a reference to allow for fast accommodation of the issues concerned, this book is intended for researchers interested in studying touch and force feedback for use in technological multimedia systems in computer science, electrical engineering, or other related disciplines. With its novel approach, it paves the way for exploring research trends and challenges in such fields as interpersonal communication, games, or military applications.
Category: Computers

Technology Versus Touch

Author : Millicent Guiaya De Jesus
ISBN : OCLC:1184053284
Genre : Geriatrics
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Heart failure (HF) affects over 5.1 million people in the United States resulting in poor clinical outcomes, early mortality, and increased readmission rates despite advances in technology and treatment modalities. Healthcare costs are projected to rise from $31 billion in 2012 to $70 billion by 2030. Telemonitoring ("technology") allows self-monitoring of daily weight, blood pressure, and clinical symptoms. Remote access to patient data facilitates communication and timely follow-up between healthcare teams and patients. However, older adults with HF often lack appropriate training and support when introduced to new technology and may not recognize or interpret early HF-related symptoms due to poor self-care behavior or lack of skill-building. Nurse coaching ("touch") reinforces HF education and promotes self-care behavior. Telemonitoring and nurse coaching combined demonstrate potential benefits; however, both care transition approaches are costly with mixed results. No studies have explored dose effects of technology and touch on self-care, self-care confidence, and clinical outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine relationships among selected patient characteristics, dose intervention of technology and touch, self-care, self-care confidence, and 30-day outcomes in older adults with HF. A descriptive correlation design using secondary analysis of data collected for the Better Effectiveness After Transition - Heart Failure Randomized Clinical Trial was used. Measures included sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, Self-Care of Heart Failure Index scores, dose intervention of technology and touch, and 30-day readmission rates. Descriptive findings are presented. Statistical analyses included chi square, t-tests, and analysis of variance. Four dose intervention subgroups were identified: Low Tech Low Touch (LTLT), Low Tech High Touch (LTHT), High Tech Low Touch (HTLT), and High Tech High Touch (HTHT). Dose intervention was significantly associated (p
Category: Geriatrics

Sports Technology And Engineering

Author : Qi Luo
ISBN : 9781315734484
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The 2014 Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology and Engineering (STE 2014) was held in Singapore, December 8-9, 2014. STE2014 was a comprehensive conference focused on various aspects of advances in Sports Technology and Engineering. Topics covered by the contributions to this proceedings volume include but are not limited to Sports Science, Co
Category: Health & Fitness

In Touch With The Future

Author : Alberto Gallace
ISBN : 9780199644469
Genre : Computers
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This book explores the science of touch. It brings together the latest findings from cognitive neuroscience about the processing of tactile information in humans. The book provides a comprehensive overview of scientific knowledge regarding themes such as tactile memory, tactile awareness (consciousness), tactile attention, the role of touch in interpersonal and sexual interactions, and the neurological substrates of touch. It highlights the many ways in which ourgrowing understanding of the world of touch can, and in some cases already are, being applied in the real world in everything from the development of virtual reality (VR) environments, tablet PCs,mobile phones, and even teledildonics - the ultimate frontier in terms of adult entertainment. For students and researchers in the brain sciences, this book is presents a valuable and fascinating exploration into one of our least understood senses
Category: Computers

Sociomedical Perspectives On Patient Care

Author : Jeffrey M. Clair
ISBN : 0813108195
Genre : Medical
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Social change has placed new demands on the practice of medicine, altering almost every aspect of patient care relationships. Just as medicine was encouraged to embrace the biological sciences some 100 years ago, recent directives indicate the importance of the social sciences in understanding biomedical practice. Humanistic challenges call for changes in curative and technological imperatives. In this book, social scientists contribute to such challenges by using social evidence to indicate appropriate new goals for health care in a changing environment. This book was designed to stimulate and challenge all those concerned with the human interactions that constitute medical practice. To encompass a wide range of topics, the authors include researchers; practicing physicians from the specialties of family, general, geriatric, pediatric, and oncological medicine; social and behavioral scientists; and public health representatives. Cutting across disciplinary boundaries, they explore the ethical, economic, and social aspects of patient care. These essays draw on past studies of the patient-doctor relationship and generate new and important questions. They address social behavior in patient care as a way to approach theoretical issues pertinent to the social and medical sciences. The authors also use social variables to study patient care and suggest new areas of sociomedical inquiry and new approaches to medical practice, education, and research. Its cross-disciplinary approach and jargon-free writing make this book an important and accessible tool for physician, scholar, and student.
Category: Medical

Communication Systems And Information Technology

Author : Ming Ma
ISBN : 9783642217623
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This volume includes extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from the International Conference on Electric and Electronics (EEIC 2011) , held on June 20-22 , 2011, which is jointly organized by Nanchang University, Springer, and IEEE IAS Nanchang Chapter. The objective of EEIC 2011 Volume 4 is to provide a major interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of new approaches from Communication Systems and Information Technology, to foster integration of the latest developments in scientific research. 137 related topic papers were selected into this volume. All the papers were reviewed by 2 program committee members and selected by the volume editor Prof. Ming Ma. We hope every participant can have a good opportunity to exchange their research ideas and results and to discuss the state of the art in the areas of the Communication Systems and Information Technology.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Fundamentals Of Robot Technology

Author : D.J. Todd
ISBN : 9789401167680
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Methods of contro1151 Mechanical master-slave telemanipulators 151 Powered telemanipulators 152 Servo control of unilateral telemanipulators 152 Bilateral servo manipulators 155 Special characteristics of teleoperators 158 Design criteria for teleoperators 159 Vehicles and transporters 160 Applications of teleoperators 161 Remote handling of radioactive materials 161 Remote handling of explosive and toxic materials 161 Telemanipulation of heavy objects 163 Underwater teleoperation 163 Teleoperation in space and planetary exploration 164 Telemanipulators for the disabled 164 Computer assisted teleoperation 166 Bibliographic notes 170 Chapter 9: Mobile robots 171 Introduction 171 Land surface robots 171 Arrangements of wheels and tracks 171 Unusual wheel and track arrangements 172 Navigation for land vehicles 174 Teleoperation 174 Dead reckoning 175 Inertial navigation 175 Tracking from a fixed base; beacons 175 Satellite navigation 175 Map matching 175 Wall following 176 Route planning 176 Control and communication 176 Sensors for mobile robots 177 Body orientation and angular rates 1 77 Body position, speed and acceleration 177 Terrain scanning 178 Types and applications of mobile robots 179 Education and research 179 Remote handling 183 Military mobile robots 183 Fire-fighting and rescue 187 Construction 188 Mining 188 Planetary exploration 188 Legged robots 188 Comparison of legs and wheels 189 Leg number and arrangement 189 Leg number 189 Leg disposition 190 Relative leg length 190 Leg construction 190 Control 191 Climbing robots 195 Robot submersibles 196 Uses of submersible robots 199 Robots in air and space 201 Space 202 Bibliographic notes 204 Chapter 10: Automated guided vehicles 205
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How Does A Touch Screen Work

Author : Leon Gray
ISBN : 9781482465266
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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It seems simple: tap the screen of your smartphone to open an app, or swipe your finger across the screen to make the smartphone do something else. However, that touch screen has been years in the making and is a complex piece of what is now essential technology. Readers will find out how layers of glass, metal, and LEDs work together to make a touch screen work. Full-color images augment explanations of different kinds of touch screens. Readers will be captivated by the many uses touch screens have in the world today, from controlling machinery in a factory to helping surgeons perform medical procedures.
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Haptics Perception Devices And Scenarios

Author : Manuel Ferre
ISBN : 9783540690566
Genre : Computers
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Welcome to the proceedings of the 6th EuroHaptics 2008 conference held in Madrid, June 10–13, 2008 under the auspices of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. EuroHaptics conferences have been held in Europe, initially annually, now on a biennial basis, since the first one at the University of Birmingham in 2001. The promotion of the European haptics community by the Eurohaptics Society (www. eurohaptics. org) integrates a multidisciplinary group of researchers with a wide range of interests stemming from backgrounds in technical, scientific, educational and artistic disciplines. The regular congregation of individuals around the topic of haptics has led to many fruitful and successful interactions that have developed across the EuroHaptics conferences. Moreover, this community now enjoys links to researchers around the rest of the world through the WorldHaptics conference series, of which EuroHaptics is proud to be a sponsoring partner. Such links offer increased possibilities for collaboration which can only bring us greater successes in our endeavours to understand the nature of haptics. June 2008 Alan Wing President of EuroHaptics Society IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics (TCH) http://www. worldhaptics. org/ The IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics (TCH) is co-sponsored by the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society and the IEEE Computer Society. The mission of the TCH is to integrate the diverse interests of the highly interdisciplinary haptics community and to improve communication among the different research areas.
Category: Computers