Abstract: The aim of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is to help people (e.g., elderly, children) to have an independent and monitored life with the use and assistance of technology. For this population, specific technologies have been developed; many of those technologies (i.e., hardware, software) use sensors and embedded systems. Although there are many studies that address AAL approaches, no systematic literature reviews have been presented that cover hardware and software working together and take into account specific disabilities. Therefore, in this paper we present a systematic literature review of primary studies related to AAL which is focused on establishing software and hardware relations working together in order to solve or support specific disabilities. In this study, 3297 articles were extracted, from them only 48 were selected after applying the corresponding inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Authors: Priscila Cedillo, Cristina Sanchez, Karina Campos and Alexandra Bermeo
Abstract: Better knowledge of solar energy potential helps to further exploit this renewable resource. Our study consisted the estimation of the solar energy potential incident in Ecuador applying the mathematical model of Angstrom, using information available from 27 meteorological stations in the period of 2004 to 2014. The data obtained from the stations recorded heliofany, of which the analysis has been performed in two ways, being by region and by altitude. As the average value of the estimated solar energy potential for the 2004-2014 series has been 4,378 (kW–h/m2 day). The highest solar radiation estimated in the country occurred in the Highland region, due to its Altitude. There, the solar rays that incur in the surface are less distorted by ozone, cloudiness or other atmospheric gases, allowing the total solar radiation to be higher.
Authors: Caleb Echegaray, Marco Masabanda, Fabián Rodríguez, Theofilos Toulkeridis, Fernando Mato and Andrea Alegría
Abstract: This research fulfills the objective of using a trend considered Emerging Technology called Augmented Reality (AR) to measure the perception of learning of students in Nursing School of the Technical University of Ambato, in the subject of Anatomy and to use it in the area of the skeletal system. The population of this study was 70 students from third to fifth semester with the use of a Booklet with RA and mobile devices, which was subsequently assessed according to the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). The results found showed high fullfillment in the use of educational texts with RA, for the interactive contents that aroused the interest and motivation in the subject, furthermore there was an improvement in the learning process. Finally, it was also possible to reach the conclusion that the use of RA in education raises the students’ perception, decreases learning time in the subject viewed, which leads to look at other areas in a future work that contributes to university education
Authors: Javier Sanchez Guerrero, Javier Salazar Mera, Wilma Gavilanes Lopez, Rina Sanchez Reinoso and Cristhian Tamami Davila