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Materials for Man-Machine Interface
Resources to assist with research for planning, conducting, and directing research and development of biological and flexible electronic materials and devices for transition to legacy, developmental, and future Air Force system components to enhance system performance and efficiency, reduce cost, and accelerate manufacturing. Maintains competency to understand and connect the processing, structure, property, and performance paradigm needed for soft matter materials development.
eBooks of Interest
Molecular Devices: An Introduction to Technomimetics and Its Biological Applications
Molecular devices: An Introduction to Technomimetics and its Biological Applications focuses on mechanical molecular devices, including the early set of technomimetic molecules. Molecular devices and molecular machines are individual molecules and molecular systems capable of providing valuable device-like functions. Many of them have distinct conventional prototypes and therefore can be identified as technomimetic molecules. The last decade has seen an increasing rate of practical applications of molecular devices and machines, primarily in biomedical and material science fields. Topics covered include the many simple molecular devices such as container compounds, gearing systems, belts and tubes, and tweezers. It touches upon each molecular machine and discusses in great detail the importance of their applications as well as the latest progress in the fields of chemistry, physics, and biotechnology.
Human-Computer Interaction by
Publication Date: 2013-02-21
Human-Computer Interaction: An Empirical Research Perspective is the definitive guide to empirical research in HCI. The book begins with foundational topics including historical context, the human factor, interaction elements, and the fundamentals of science and research. From there, you'll progress to learning about the methods for conducting an experiment to evaluate a new computer interface or interaction technique. There are detailed discussions and how-to analyses on models of interaction, focusing on descriptive models and predictive models. Writing and publishing a research paper is explored with helpful tips for success. Throughout the book, you'll find hands-on exercises, checklists, and real-world examples. This is your must-have, comprehensive guide to empirical and experimental research in HCI--an essential addition to your HCI library.
Interaction for Visualization by
Publication Date: 2015-06-01
Visualization has become a valuable means for data exploration and analysis. Interactive visualization combines expressive graphical representations and effective user interaction. Although interaction is an important component of visualization approaches, much of the visualization literature tends to pay more attention to the graphical representation than to interaction.The goal of this work is to strengthen the interaction side of visualization. Based on a brief review of general aspects of interaction, we develop an interaction-oriented view on visualization. This view comprises five key aspects: the data, the tasks, the technology, the human, as well as the implementation.
From Tool to Partner by
Publication Date: 2017-01-02
This is the first comprehensive history of human-computer interaction (HCI). Whether you are a user experience professional or an academic researcher, whether you identify with computer science, human factors, information systems, information science, design, or communication, you can discover how your experiences fit into the expanding field of HCI. You can determine where to look for relevant information in other fields--and where you won't find it. This book describes the different fields that have participated in improving our digital tools. It is organized chronologically, describing major developments across fields in each period. Computer use has changed radically, but many underlying forces are constant. Technology has changed rapidly, human nature very little. The book ends with issues worthy of consideration as we explore the new world that we and our digital partners are shaping.
Values and Ethics in Human-Computer Interaction by
Publication Date: 2018-07-16
An important public discussion is underway on the values and ethics of digital technologies as designers work to prevent misinformation campaigns, online harassment, exclusionary tools, and biased algorithms.Values and Ethics in Human-Computer Interaction reviews 30 years of research on theories and methods for surfacing values and ethics in technology design. It maps the history of values research, beginning with critique of design from related disciplines and responses in human-computer interaction (HCI) research. The review then explores ongoing controversies in values-oriented design, including disagreements around terms, expressions and indicators of values and ethics, and whose values to consider. Next, it describes frameworks that attempt to move values-oriented design into everyday design settings. These frameworks suggest open challenges and opportunities for the next 30 years of values in HCI research.
eJournals of Interest
eJournals of Interest:
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a multidisciplinary journal defining and reporting on fundamental research in human-computer interaction. The goal of HCI is to be a journal of the highest quality that combines the best research and design work to extend our
understanding of human-computer interaction. The target audience is the research community with an interest in both the scientific implications and practical relevance of how interactive computer systems should be designed and how they are actually used. HCI is concerned with the theoretical, empirical, and methodological issues of interaction science and system design as it affects the user.
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
The International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction addresses the cognitive, creative, social, health, and ergonomic aspects of interactive computing. It emphasizes the human element in relation to the systems and contexts in which humans perform, operate, network, and communicate, including mobile apps, social media, online communities, and digital accessibility. The journal publishes original articles including reviews and reappraisals of the literature, empirical studies, and quantitative and qualitative contributions to the theories and applications of HCI.
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes theoretical and applied papers covering the broad spectrum of interactive systems. The journal is inherently interdisciplinary, publishing original research in the fields of computing, engineering, artificial intelligence, psychology, linguistics, and social and system organization, as applied to the design, implementation, application, analysis, and evaluation of interactive systems.
Books of Interest
Books of Interest:
Computational Methods in Synthetic Biology by
Call Number: TA164 .C66 2015
Publication Date: 2014-12-09
This volume provides complete coverage of the computational approaches currently used in Synthetic Biology. Chapters focus on computational methods and algorithms for the design of bio-components, insight on CAD programs, analysis techniques, and distributed systems. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, the chapters include the kind of detailed description and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results in the laboratory. Authoritative and practical, Computational Methods in Synthetic Biology serves as a guide to plan in silico the in vivo or in vitro construction of a variety of synthetic bio-circuits.
National Security and Arms Control in the Age of Biotechnology by
Call Number: KZ5825.3 .G47 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-23
This book accessibly and expertly details the history and implications of the BWC--the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention--a controversial arms control agreement drafted in the 1970's meant to supplement the Geneva protocol for warfare from decades earlier. That treaty banned the use of biological weapons in modern warfare, but failed to ban their development, transport or trafficking, holes the BWC aimed to fill, but are still contested to this day. Daniel M. Gerstein, a Deputy Under Secretary in the Department of Homeland Security and Adjunct Professor at American University, traces the origins of the treaty and its many complications, past and present, while prescribing a way for the world's leaders to move forward with regards to "the most important arms control treaty of the 21st Century." The strength and enforcement of the treaty are at a crossroads, and it is important for both professionals and students of the political-military and international affairs to know exactly what a failure to honor, improve and uphold the BWC would mean for international security.
Functional Supramolecular Architectures, 2 Volume Set by
Call Number: QD878 .F863 2011
Publication Date: 2011-01-31
A comprehensive overview of functional nanosystems based on organic and polymeric materials and their impact on current and future research and technology in the highly interdisciplinary field of materials science. As such, this handbook covers synthesis and fabrication methods, as well as properties and characterization of supramolecular architectures. Much of the contents are devoted to existing and emerging applications, such as organic solar cells, transistors, diodes, nanowires and molecular switches. The result is an indispensable resource for materials scientists, organic chemists, molecular physicists and electrochemists looking for a reliable reference on this hot topic.
Call Number: TK7874.8 .D73 2006
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Not only will nanoelectronics dominate electronics research for years to come, it promises to produce some of the most extraordinary advances in all of applied science. This groundbreaking book provides the first unified treatment of the research, technology, and applications that are fueling the rapid growth of nanoelectronics today. It brings together the physics, quantum mechanics, chemistry, biology, and electronics now blazing new trails - both in the development of nanodevices and in our understanding of physical phenomena never before seen at larger scale. This comprehensive work provides engineers and researchers with a solid foundation for the understanding, design, and simulation of nanoelectronic devices.
Articles of Interest
Articles of Interest:
e-Biologics: Fabrication of Sustainable Electronics with “Green” Biological Materials
mBio May/June 2017 Volume 8 Issue 3
The growing ubiquity of electronic devices is increasingly consuming substantial energy and rare resources for materials fabrication, as well as creating expansive volumes of toxic waste. This is not sustainable. Electronic biological materials (e-biologics) that are produced with microbes, or designed with microbial components as the guide for synthesis, are a potential green solution. Some e-biologics can be fabricated from renewable feedstocks with relatively low energy inputs, often while avoiding the harsh chemicals used for synthesizing more traditional electronic materials. Several are completely free of toxic components, can be readily recycled, and offer unique features not found in traditional electronic materials in terms of size, performance, and opportunities for diverse functionalization. An appropriate investment in the concerted multidisciplinary collaborative research required to identify and characterize e-biologics and to engineer materials and devices based on e-biologics could be rewarded with a new “green age” of sustainable electronic materials and devices.
Wireless Biological Electronic Sensors
Sensors (Basel). 2017 Oct; 17(10): 2289
The development of wireless biological electronic sensors could open up significant advances for both fundamental studies and practical applications in a variety of areas, including medical diagnosis, environmental monitoring, and defense applications. One of the major challenges in the development of wireless bioelectronic sensors is the successful integration of biosensing units and wireless signal transducers. In recent years, there are a few types of wireless communication systems that have been integrated with biosensing systems to construct wireless bioelectronic sensors. To successfully construct wireless biological electronic sensors, there are several interesting questions: What types of biosensing transducers can be used in wireless bioelectronic sensors? What types of wireless systems can be integrated with biosensing transducers to construct wireless bioelectronic sensors? How are the electrical sensing signals generated and transmitted? This review will highlight the early attempts to address these questions in the development of wireless biological electronic sensors.
Electrochemical Deposition of Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Sensing
Sensors 2019, 19(5), 1186; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19051186
The most commonly used methods to electrodeposit nanomaterials on conductive supports or to obtain electrosynthesis nanomaterials are described. Au, layered double hydroxides (LDHs), metal oxides, and polymers are the classes of compounds taken into account. The electrochemical approach for the synthesis allows one to obtain nanostructures with well-defined morphologies, even without the use of a template, and of variable sizes simply by controlling the experimental synthesis conditions. In fact, parameters such as current density, applied potential (constant, pulsed or ramp) and duration of the synthesis play a key role in determining the shape and size of the resulting nanostructures. This review aims to describe the most recent applications in the field of electrochemical sensors of the considered nanomaterials and special attention is devoted to the analytical figures of merit of the devices.
Blueprints for Biosensors: Design, Limitations, and Applications
Genes Vol. 9, Iss. 8, (July 26, 2018). DOI:10.3390/genes9080375
Abstract: Biosensors are enabling major advances in the field of analytics that are both facilitating and being facilitated by advances in synthetic biology. The ability of biosensors to rapidly and specifically detect a wide range of molecules makes them highly relevant to a range of industrial, medical, ecological, and scientific applications. Approaches to biosensor design are as diverse as their applications, with major biosensor classes including nucleic acids, proteins, and transcription factors. Each of these biosensor types has advantages and limitations based on the intended application, and the parameters that are required for optimal performance. Specifically, the choice of biosensor design must consider factors such as the ligand specificity, sensitivity, dynamic range, functional range, mode of output, time of activation, ease of use, and ease of engineering. This review discusses the rationale for designing the major classes of biosensor in the context of their limitations and assesses their suitability to different areas of biotechnological application.
Biosensors: Classifications, medical applications, and future prospective
First published:10 October 2017 https://doi.org/10.1002/bab.1621
Biosensors are devices that combine a biological material with a suitable platform for detection of pathogenic organisms, carcinogenic, mutagenic, and/or toxic chemicals or for reporting a biological effect. In recent years, an enormous number of different types of biosensors have been constructed and developed for several medical applications. The reason for that was primarily due to the numerous advantages and applications that can be offered by biosensors. This review article has been started with demonstrating the power of biosensor technologies versus analytical and conventional techniques. Subsequently, more emphasis has been added on the classification and the role of biosensors in several medical applications such as detection and monitoring of carcinogenic and mutagenic chemicals, reporting of endocrine disrupting compounds, and detection of pathogenic organisms. The most common reporter genes used in biosensors engineering and construction have also been summarized. Prospective strategies and recommendations for the future construction of biosensors have been highlighted.