Visiting Denver for ICOST 2014

Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed and three members of Ubicomp Lab (Ferdaus KawsarNiharika Jain and Drew Williams) travelled to Denver, CO this past June in order to attend the 12th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics (ICOST 2014).

ICOST is an annual conference that serves to discuss the variety of issues surrounding intelligent home environments, and other assistive technologies.  Along with several presentation sessions, ICOST also includes a poster session, panels and a variety of fantastic plenary speakers.

Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed served on a panel entitled “Challenges in Conducting Research on Assistive Technology and Health Telematics.”  Drew Williams gave two session talks, “Agile Development for the Creation of Proper Human-Computer Interfaces for the Elderly” and “ShowMeHow: Using Smart, Interactive Tutorials in Elderly Software Development,” in addition to presenting a poster entitled “A Mobile Survey Tool for Smoking Dependency among Native Americans.”  Ferdaus Kawsar gave a session talk entitled “Remote Monitoring Using Smartphone Based Plantar Pressure Sensors: Unimodal and Multimodal Activity Detectors.”  Niharika Jain presented a poster entitled “iCanLearn: A Mobile Application for Creating Flashcards and Social Stories.”