University of Umm Al - Qura | Date: 2015-03-02
The present invention relates to a novel catalyst and a process for a photo-catalytic degradation of ether-based contaminants such as methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) in water using a visible light source. The catalyst composition demonstrated complete degradation of MTBE at a room temperature in a photo-catalytic reaction conducted using a visible light source.
University of Umm Al - Qura | Date: 2015-07-07
This invention relates to the process of using a catalyst for the photo-catalytic degradation of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) in water.
University of Umm Al - Qura | Date: 2015-03-18
Knowledge of the vehicles lane position is required for several location-based services such as advanced driver assistance systems, driverless cars, and predicting drivers intent, among many other emerging applications. We present LaneQuest: a system and method that leverages the ubiquitous and low-energy inertial sensors available in commodity smart-phones to provide an accurate estimate of the vehicles current lane. LaneQuest leverages the phone sensors about the surrounding environment to detect the vehicles lane. For example, a vehicle making a right turn most probably will be in the right-most lane, a vehicle passing by a pothole will be in a specific lane and the vehicle angular velocity when driving through a curve reflects its lane. The ambiguous location, sensors noise, and fuzzy lane anchors; LaneQuest employs a novel probabilistic lane estimation algorithm. Furthermore, it uses an unsupervised crowd-sourcing approach to learn the position and lane span distribution of the different lane-level anchors.
University of Umm Al - Qura | Date: 2015-10-07
A user rehabilitation system and method that includes authenticating a user with authentication information input, determining a therapy identification, providing a display of a therapeutic sequence of exercises wherein the therapeutic sequence of exercises includes a plurality of primitive motions, receiving a data stream from a motion-sensing device, analyzing the data stream and comparing the data stream to corresponding therapeutic exercises to identify a mistake when a comparison result is below a first threshold, updating a mistake counter when the comparing identifies that the user failed to perform a therapeutic exercise adequately, updating an alert counter when the mistake counter is above a second threshold, sending a first alert message to a medical professional when the mistake counter is greater than a third threshold, sending a second alert message to a caregiver when the alert counter is greater than an alert threshold, and recording an evaluation result.
University of Umm Al - Qura | Date: 2015-01-26
The present invention is related to a method of transferring sensor data in a delay insensitive network through wireless medium conforming to WiFi standards using smart devices as mules. The method works seamlessly without using extra processing cycles or data bandwidth than what would normally be used by the standards. The method also works without disturbing the owner of the smart device (Mule) for any permission. The innovative method uniquely embeds the sensor data as part of the IP address and uses the address as the carrying mechanism of the data itself. When the smart device reaches the vicinity of the collection hub, the method in the collection hub uniquely elicits the sensor data which is embedded in the IP address by initiating an ARP sequence at the smart device. Once the data is obtained the connection is terminated. The method works in any smart device that uses WiFi standard.