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IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine

Issue 4 • Oct. 2017

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  • Front Cover

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  • IEEE CEM Call for Papers

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  • Table of Contents

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  • Masthead

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  • Light to Serve as an Effective Wireless Communications Medium [Notes from the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):3 - 5
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  • IEEE CESoc TV ? The International Conference on Consumer Electronics 2017 Best Poster Video Award [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):6 - 9
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  • The International Symposium on Consumer Electronics is 20 Years Old [Society News]

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  • CE Society Future Directions Bootcamp: The Internet of Things and Connected Car [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • CE Society Distinguished Member Kees Immink Receives the IEEE Medal of Honor [Society News]

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  • Visions of the Future [Society News]

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  • Consumer Technology and the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community [Society News]

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  • New MEMS and Sensors Chapter in Texas [Society News]

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  • The IEEE Symposium on Consumer Electronics Applications in Smart Healthcare Systems [Conference Reports]

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  • Visualizing Next-Generation Video with Still Photos [Future Directions]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):21 - 23
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  • Building Security Perimeters to Protect Network Systems Against Cyber Threats [Future Directions]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):24 - 27
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    Due to the wide variety of devices used in computer network systems, cybersecurity plays a major role in securing and improving the performance of the network or system. Although cybersecurity has received a large amount of global interest in recent years, it remains an open research space. Current security solutions in network-based cyberspace provide an open door to attackers by communicating fi... View full abstract»

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  • Lighting the Wireless World: The Promise and Challenges of Visible Light Communication

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):28 - 37
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    Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. They can be found in illumination appliances, phones, TVs, advertising panels, dashboards, and traffic signals, among others. Most illumination applications are becoming LED based, mainly due to their long operational lifetime and high energy efficiency, which is nowadays higher than 100 lm/W. Other benefits include enhanced sustai... View full abstract»

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  • Reducing Power Consumption in Wireless Body Area Networks: A Novel Data Segregation and Classification Technique

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):38 - 47
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    Chronic health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack, and asthma are widespread in our society. Health-care wireless body area networks (WBANs) have been widely deployed by medical professionals to manage the health information of a patient remotely, and various data-management approaches have been used to handle the continuous transmission of WBAN data. The data... View full abstract»

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  • Big-Sensing-Data Curation for the Cloud is Coming: A Promise of Scalable Cloud-Data-Center Mitigation for Next-Generation IoT and Wireless Sensor Networks

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):48 - 56
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    Modern sensing devices play a pivotal role in achieving data acquisition, communication, and dissemination for the Internet of Things (IoT). Naturally, IoT applications and intelligent sensing systems supported by sensing devices, such as wireless sensor networks (WSNs), are closely coupled. Modern intelligent sensing systems generate huge volumes of sensing data, well beyond the processing capabi... View full abstract»

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  • Interaction Data Detection System to Upgrade Brick and Mortar Shops: Metrics Allow Offline Shops to Compete with Online Retailers

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):57 - 63
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    The dramatic growth in online business has had a strong impact on brick and mortar shops because of the convenience and efficiency of online transactions. Online retailers can easily predict product sales trends by analyzing the interaction data gathered when customers explore web advertisements, save product items in e-carts, and make purchases. However, in the case of brick and mortar shops, an ... View full abstract»

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  • Stress Detection and Management: A Survey of Wearable Smart Health Devices

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):64 - 69
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    In today's world, many people feel stressed out from school, work, or other life events. Therefore, it is important to detect stress and manage it to reduce the risk of damage to an individual's well being. With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), devices can be made to detect stress and manage it effectively by using cloudbased services and smartphone apps to aggregate and compute larg... View full abstract»

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  • Indoor Localization with Smartphones: Harnessing the Sensor Suite in Your Pocket

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):70 - 80
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    The need for indoor localization systems that can provide reliable access to location information in areas that are not serviced sufficiently by a global positioning system (GPS) has continued to grow. There are a wide variety of use cases for this localization data and increasing interest from industry, academia, and government agencies that has fueled research in this area. Smartphones are uniqu... View full abstract»

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  • Shooting for Smarter Motion Detection in Cameras: Improvements for the Visual Background Extractor Algorithm Using Optical Flow

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):81 - 91
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    Motion detection is one of the hot-and difficult-topics in the field of computer vision and image processing. The visual background extractor (ViBe) algorithm has a high calculation speed and a simple implementation, which is suitable for embedded systems. However, it still has some defects with respect to ghost suppression and dynamic background interferences. In this article, a new motion detect... View full abstract»

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  • New Approaches for Integration: Integration of Haptic Garments, Big Data Analytics, and Serious Games for Extreme Environments

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):92 - 96
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    Haptic garments present new opportunities to increase realism in gaming. As Real As It Gets (ARAIG) is a new form of haptic garment that uses muscle stimulation, vibration, and 7.1 surround sound to provide a new level of realism in gaming. The integration of new haptic garments like ARAIG with big data analytics and serious games presents new opportunities for more realistic virtual training that... View full abstract»

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  • Software-Defined Radio for Modular Audio Mixers: Making Use of Market-Available Audio Consoles and Software-Defined Radio to Build Multiparty Audio-Mixing Systems

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):97 - 104
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    Simple and professional audio mixers can be built using a collection of software and hardware technology components. In this article, software-defined radio (SDR) is used to build a wireless microphone audio-mixing system in combination with a market-available audio console. The RTL-SDR is inexpensive and used to receive signals in the radio-frequency (RF) spectrum. Thus, as a professional solutio... View full abstract»

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  • There is Hope for Brick and Mortar Retail: A Time to Transform the Business Model

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):105 - 106
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    In this new era of online, on-demand, omnichannel retailing, many brick and mortar retailers are worried. This is not too surprising, given that physical stores in the United States are closing their doors at a record pace. As of early April 2017, closings had been announced for more than 2,000 retail locations since the start of the year. That's more than twice as many as at the same point in 201... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

The scope covers the following areas that are related to “consumer electronics” and other topics considered of interest to consumer electronics: video technology, audio technology, white goods, home care products, mobile communications, gaming, air care products, home medical devices, fitness devices, home automation and networking devices, consumer solar technology, home theater, digital imaging, in-vehicle technology, wireless technology, cable and satellite technology, home security, domestic lighting, human interface, artificial intelligence, home computing, video technology, and consumer storage technology.

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Editor-in-Chief

Saraju P. Mohanty
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
University of North Texas, USA
saraju.mohanty@unt.edu