Computers are Everywhere

Topics: Air traffic control, Intelligent transportation system, Computer Pages: 11 (1022 words) Published: September 25, 2013
LECTURE 2 COMPUTERS ARE EVERYWHERE 1


THIS LECTURE LOOKS AT A FEW SPECIFIC
AREAS of SOCIETY AND WHERE COMPUTERS
ARE USED
» TRANSPORT
» MEDICAL WORLD
» AGRICULTURE
» AIRLINE TRAVEL

COMPUTERS ARE EVERYWHERE 2





Computers are
everywhere.
Our lives are directly
affected when they do not
operate.
Computers have
infiltrated our lives so we
do not know how to
function without them.

INFORMATION AGE 3


We live in what we call the INFORMATION
AGE
– Evolving more rapidly than the Industrial Age (Industrial Revolution 1800s)
– Information Age Revolution will continue in the Current
Century
– Greater impact will be felt among Network Communities

– FORGING A COMPUTER BASED
– SOCIETY
» From Physical to Mental
» Muscle power to Brain Power



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COMPUTERS ARE EVERYWHERE 5


TRANSPORT -Advanced Traffic Management Systems 6
The integrated project control
system that manages the Boston
Central Artery / Tunnel is one of
the largest traffic and facility
management systems in the world

Traffic is read in real time and
sent back to a control centre
which is used to control traffic
lights, automatically adjust speed
limits and give information to
users.

TRANSPORT -Advanced Traffic Management Systems – An
Advanced Computer Solution to a Real World Problem













Decision Support Management
Intrusion Detection
Automatic Incident Detection
Intelligent Video Surveillance
Display Wall
Fire Detection
Dynamic Message Signs
CCTV
Vehicle Detection •
Overheight Vehicle Detection

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TRANSPORT -Advanced Traffic Management
Systems – Intelligent Transport Systems


The advanced traffic management
system at the Hampton Roads, VA
Traffic Management Center manages
more than 800 lane miles of roadway

TRANSPORT -Advanced Traffic Management Systems
– An Advanced Computer Solution to a Real World
Problem











Incident Detection
Automatic Incident Detection
Reversible Roadway Control Gates
Video Display Wall
Traffic Controllers
Vehicle Detectors
CCTV
more than 200 variable message signs, nearly 2,000 vehicle
detectors, and approximately
230 roadside traffic controllers.

Types of Sat Nav Systems – Integrated
Sat Nav System 10


INTEGRATED SAT NAV SYSTEM advantages
Factory quality installation
Integrated into car sound system - excellent sound
quality
Large screen
Sat nav display can often be linked to the dash
display - easier viewing

INTEGRATED SAT NAV SYSTEM
disadvantages
Expensive (typically €1,000 + which you're
unlikely to recoup when you sell)
High potential for sat nav mapping to be out
of date
Mapping updates more expensive

Types of Sat Nav Systems – Dedicated
Sat Nav System 11
DEDICATED SAT NAV SYSTEM advantages
Usable in any car
Much cheaper to buy than integrated sat nav
systems
Easier and cheaper to update mapping

DEDICATED SAT NAV SYSTEM
disadvantages
Easy target for thieves
Small screen
Takes a little work to connect to car audio system,
should you wish to do so.

Types of Sat Nav Systems – Software
Application Sat Nav System 12


APPLICATION SOFTWARE SAT NAV SYSTEM
advantages
Usually cheaper than a dedicated sat nav sometimes free
Sat nav is always with you

APPLICATION SOFTWARE SAT NAV SYSTEM
disadvantages
Sometimes sat nav performance can be poor
Need to buy an in-car charger (for long
journeys

THE MEDICAL WORLD

500


million

Smartphone users will be using health
apps by 2015

Mobile Medical Apps

Medical Devices - Patient Monitoring System 15


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6 Standard parameters: ECG, RESP, NIBP, SPO2, 2-TEMP, PR/HR. 15" high resolution color TFT LCD display.
Patient info input management function.
Multi-lead ECG waveforms display in phase.
Large volume of tabular and graphic trends information storage and easy to recall.
6. Capture...
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