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Matsuo K.,Fukuoka Prefectural Fukuoka Technical High School | Barolli L.,Fukuoka Institute of Technology
Proceedings - 2015 10th International Conference on Broadband and Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications, BWCCA 2015 | Year: 2015

The wheelchair with good performance for the aged and disabled is attracting attention from the society. Also, the wheelchair can provide the user with many benefits, such as maintaining mobility, continuing or broadening community and social activities, conserving strength and energy, and enhancing quality of life. The wheelchair body must be compact enough and should be able to make different movements in order to have many applications. In this paper, we present the design and implementation of an omnidirectional wheelchair for playing badminton. Finally, we discuss some implementation and application issues. © 2015 IEEE. Source


Matsuo K.,Fukuoka Prefectural Fukuoka Technical High School | Barolli L.,Fukuoka Institute of Technology
Proceedings - 2014 9th International Conference on Broadband and Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications, BWCCA 2014 | Year: 2014

With the accelerating development of aged tendency of population and rapid growth in the number of the disabled caused by diseases or injuries, the wheelchair with good performance for the aged and disabled is attracting the attention from the society. A wheelchair can provide the user with many benefits, such as maintaining mobility, continuing or broadening community and social activities, conserving strength and energy, and enhancing quality of life. The wheelchair body must be compact enough to go through narrow doorways. The wheelchair must be wide enough to prevent the patient from falling on the floor. A large footprint is therefore desirable for stability and safety, while wheelchairs must conform to dimensional constraints. For this reason, in this paper, we present the design and implementation of an omni directional wheelchair, which has a small size and can move easily in narrow spaces. We present the design of the proposed omni directional wheelchair and discuss some implementation and application issues. © 2014 IEEE. Source


Liu Y.,Fukuoka Institute of Technology | Sakamoto S.,Fukuoka Institute of Technology | Matsuo K.,Fukuoka Prefectural Fukuoka Technical High School | Ikeda M.,Fukuoka Institute of Technology | Barolli L.,Fukuoka Institute of Technology
Journal of Mobile Multimedia | Year: 2015

We have implemented JXTA-Overlay platform, which is a middleware built on top of the JXTA specification. The JXTA-Overlay defines a set of protocols that standardize how different devices may communicate and collaborate among them. Also, it provides a set of basic functionalities, primitives, intended to be as complete as possible to satisfy the needs of most JXTA-based applications. In P2P systems, each peer has to obtain information of peers and propagate it to other peers. The trustworthiness of peers is very important for safe communication in P2P systems. In this paper, we propose and evaluate a fuzzy-based system to improve the reliability of JXTA-Overlay platform. The JXTA-Overlay is integrated with Internet of Things (IoT) by using RFID technology and SmartBox. We evaluate JXTA-Overlay platform for e-learning and trustworthiness. The experimental results show that by using JXTA-Overlay is possible to decide the situation of learners. The simulation results have shown that the proposed system has a good performance and can select trusted peers to connect to JXTA-Overlay platform. © Rinton Press. Source


Matsuo K.,Fukuoka Prefectural Fukuoka Technical High School | Elmazi D.,Polytechnic University of Tirana | Liu Y.,Fukuoka Institute of Technology | Barolli L.,Fukuoka Institute of Technology
Journal of Mobile Multimedia | Year: 2015

In recent years, more and more convenient facilities and equipments have been developed in order to satisfy the requirements of elderly people and disabled people. Among them, wheelchair is a common one which is widely used and can provide the user with many benefits, such as maintaining mobility, continuing or broadening community and social activities, conserving strength and energy, and enhancing quality of life. The wheelchair body must be compact enough to go through narrow doorways. The wheelchair must be wide enough to prevent the patient from falling on the floor. A large footprint is therefore desirable for stability and safety, while wheelchairs must conform to dimensional constraints. In this paper, we present the implementation and evaluation of an omnidirectional wheelchair, which has a small size and can move easily in narrow spaces. In order to evaluate the implemented wheelchair, we carried out some experiments and discussed some implementation and application issues. The experimental results show that the implemented wheelchair in general works properly. © Rinton Press. Source


Matsuo K.,Fukuoka Prefectural Fukuoka Technical High School | Liu Y.,Fukuoka Institute of Technology | Elmazi D.,Polytechnic University of Tirana | Barolli L.,Fukuoka Institute of Technology
International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies | Year: 2015

Recently, there are many problems caused by global environment warming. The limited natural resources require efficient methods and systems for recycling and processing of the wastes for a better environment. One of the problems today is the processing of the kitchen garbage, because when they become in large amounts in small areas, the natural capacity of the environment cannot assimilate them. Therefore, construction of the recycling systems is needed to save the resources and minimize the wastes. For this reason, in this paper, the authors have proposed and implemented a waste management robot system, which can change the kitchen garbage to compost. Then, the compost can be mixed with the ground and used for growing of vegetables and other plants. The proposed system uses the information network, sensor technology and robot technology. The authors present in this paper, the implementation of the proposed system and evaluate its performance by experimental results. Copyright © 2015, IGI Global. Source

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