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Volume 32 Number 3
Fall 2013
Ubiquitous Wearable Technologies

DEPARTMENTS

4 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
The Beauty of In-Person Meetings
Laura Jacob

5 EDITORIAL
Putting Technology into Perspective in Asia
Katina Michael

7 ISTAS’14/ETHICS 2014
2014 CONFERENCE ON NORBERT WEINER IN THE 21ST CENTURY

8 POLICY PERSPECTIVES
Empowering Sustainable Consumption
Clinton J. Andrews

10 BOOK REVIEW
Networks, Crowds, and Markets

11 COMMENTARY
A Decision Support System to Assist the Rural Poor in Bangladesh
Michael Gurstein

21 LEADING EDGE
Critical Success Factors of Convergency Technology Commercialization: Near Field Communication*
Sungbum Kim, Taeyong Yang, and Dongwook Kim


SPECIAL ISSUE ON ISTAS `12: TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY IN ASIA
Guest Editors: Martin R. Gibbs, Philip Hall, and Shiro Uesugi

29 GUEST EDITORIAL

SPECIAL ISSUE FEATURES

31 mHEALTH-PHC: An ICT Tool for Primary Healthcare in India*
N. Bondale, S. Kimbahune, and A. Pande
This platform seeks to improve availability and access to quality healthcare for rural communities.

39 Open Source ICT Framework for Developing Countries*
Anuja Meetoo-Appavoo, Anwar Chutoo, Paramasiven Appavoo, and Begum Durgahee
Increased use of open-source software resources can bring significant economic benefits.

48 Clean, Renewable Energy: Improving Women’s Lives in South Asia*
Reihana Mohideen
Small-scale, off-grid renewable energy systems are an appropriate and viable option to provide energy to remote rural communities.

56 Perceptions of a Wearable Ubiquitous Monitoring Device*
Stuart Moran, Toyoaki Nishida, and Keiichi Nakata
Behavioral changes and other undesirable effects could arise from the use of ubiquitous monitoring systems.

FEATURES

65 Renewable Energy Technologies for Cooking: Transforming Rural Lives*
Shailesh Upadhyay, D.P. Kothari, and Ujala Shanker
Renewable technologies hold great promise in rural areas.

73 Information Ethics in Reuse of Public Sector Information in China*
Ying Wang
Four key issues in information ethics for public sector agencies in China are privacy, property, accuracy, and accessibility. 

 

*Refereed articles

Cover Image: FITBIT.