In recent years, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have been used in many vital areas, including weather forecasting, security, environmental monitoring, health care, and industry. However, efficiently administrating the enormous volumes of data generated by WSNs is a key concern.
Smart cities utilize emerging and evolving technologies to assist cities in acquiring advantages through technical innovation. When finding solutions to the problems that accompany technological innovation, the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming increasingly important in implementing smart solutions.
Instrumented gait analysis plays a crucial role in clinical assessment and rehabilitation. Gait analysis can identify impairments, guide the development of effective rehabilitation programs, and inform strategies to improve overall function and quality of life. Specifically, instrumented approaches can better inform how individuals can walk with greater comfort and reduced pain.
Traffic monitoring sensors are crucial to intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Deployed at intersections, mid-blocks, and sidewalks—detecting the presence of road users, such as vehicles and pedestrians—the sensors are used for better signal timing.
Forming the next evolution of the Internet—the Metaverse is the concept of a fully immersive and universal virtual space for multi-user interaction, collaboration, and socializing. This concept of a blended shared space, whereby users can interact with each other in physical/virtual environments and extended reality (XR) in a seamless, immersive, and interactive way, has drawn enormous attention in both industry and academia.
Edge computing has emerged as a pivotal paradigm in the IoT and distributed computing era, bringing computation closer to data sources for improved latency and efficiency. However, the ubiquity of edge devices also exposes them to an increased risk of cyber threats, making cybersecurity a paramount concern.
Contrary to common assumptions, the challenges associated with recharging electric vehicles (EVs) trace back to the 20th century. The automotive arena featured a triad of electric, gasoline, and steam-powered vehicles during that era.
There are over 250 million people worldwide who have severe visual impairment, with 70 million entirely visually impaired (VI). VI individuals face several challenges when shopping, including: finding the right direction to desired commodities, distinguishing between similar-looking items, and not wanting to ask for help. More research is needed to provide user-friendly and practical assistance for VI individuals in complex environments, such as supermarkets.
Small-scale machines that can travel freely inside the body to treat diseases have attracted extensive attention due to their minimal invasiveness, which can reduce trauma, the risk of infection, and pain after an operation and shorten recovery time. Magnetic miniature robots are promising tools for minimally invasive and noninvasive therapy.
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