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  • Gerasimov, Vadim, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Every Sign of Life introduces an approach to and motivational schema for personal health monitoring. It is an exploration of how to make information collected by personal health-monitoring devices fun and engaging, and ...
  • Vaikakul, Savalai, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Studies of computers and education have failed to account for the relevance and importance of tacit assumptions and unquestioned expectations that underlie educational technology practices. A major premise of this dissertation ...
  • Vawter, Noah (Noah Theodore) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This dissertation describes the research, development and reasoning behind a family of musical instruments called Exertion Instruments. They use inline electrical generators to run a synthesizer and an amplifier while ...
  • Johnson, Michael Patrick, 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    A real-time motion engine for interactive synthetic characters, either virtual or physical, needs to allow expressivity and interactivity of motion in order to maintain the illusion of life. Canned animation examples from ...
  • Shaffer, David Williamson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
  • Qi, Yuan, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Graphical models have been widely used in many applications, ranging from human behavior recognition to wireless signal detection. However, efficient inference and learning techniques for graphical models are needed to ...
  • Lee, Jackie Chia-Hsun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    This research explores how externalization of physiological states helps to provide an awareness of hidden stressors through a home-based study, a lab-based study, and a school-based study in order to facilitate social ...
  • Borovoy, Richard Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    Creating common ground in a community of people who do not all know each other is a chicken-and-egg problem: members do not share enough common ground to support the kinds of conversations that help build it. "Folk Computing" ...
  • Wexelblat, Alan Daniel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Chesnais, Pascal Roger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Sipitakiat, Arnan, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    The major promise of computational technology for learning is in making discovery and acquisition of knowledge accessible to a wider range of people. The protean expressive and constructive nature of computational technology ...
  • Mavridis, Nikolaos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    A Situated Conversational Assistant (SCA) is a system with sensing, acting and speech synthesis/recognition abilities, which engages in physically situated natural language conversation with human partners and assists them ...
  • Griffith, Saul Thomas, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
    construction is developed in three dimensions. It is similarly shown that right-angled tetrahedrons, when folded from an edge-connected string, can generate any three dimensional structure where the primitive pixel (or ...
  • Plesniak, Wendy J. (Wendy Jean) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    This dissertation introduces haptic holography, a combination of computational modeling and multimodal spatial display, as an early computationalplastic In this work, we combine various holographic displays with a force ...
  • Krumme, Katherine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This thesis develops methodologies to measure rates of change in individual human behavior, and to capture statistical regularities in change at the population level, in three pieces: i) a model of individual rate of change ...
  • Aimi, Roberto Mario, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis presents a system architecture for creating hybrid digital-acoustic percussion instruments by combining extensions of existing signal processing techniques with specially-designed semi-acoustic physical ...
  • Umaschi Bers, Marina (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    We live in a society where concepts of self, community and what is right and wrong are constantly changing. This makes it particularly challenging for young people to construct a sense of self and to identify and develop ...
  • Frost, Jeana (Jeana H.), 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    43% of American adults are single and many are looking for new social and romantic connections. At the same time, the Internet offers services to both research and contact other individuals. As a result, proactive computer ...
  • Nemirovsky, Paul, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    Whenever we use computers to interact with media, our experience is that of direct control, and the goal of our interactions is either artifact-production (the editor paradigm) or passive exploration (the browser paradigm). ...
  • Post, E. Rehmi, 1966- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    We describe theoretical and practical aspects of the particle trap as an inertial sensor. The insight motivating this approach is that a trapped particle acts like a mass on a spring, but the restoring forces are provided ...
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