IJITCS Vol. 12, No. 2, Apr. 2020
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In the present era, ICT has brought significant facilities for the growth and innovation of organizations. Thus, with the advent of information technology in the field of healthcare, significant advances have been made in terms of the high level of care in preventing a variety of diseases and treatments as well. Mobile health, which is a part of smart health concept, helps people, at any time and place, use smart devices such as smartphones, smart watches, and the like to monitor their health status like pulse, blood pressure and so on. Therefore, this article aims to examine the effective factors on the adoption of mobile health technology. According to the field of research and the number of people considered, this study examined some of the factors affecting the adoption of mobile health technology among 19 expert experts who have mainly researched in this field. This research uses the Fuzzy AHP method. The main factors for admitting mobile health technology were divided into five main categories, including system quality, information quality, individual factors, service quality, and organizational quality. The results indicated that system quality, quality of information and individual factors have more impact on the acceptance of mobile health technology than service quality and organizational factors. In addition, according to the results obtained in this study, mobile health can be used as the most reliable and safest tools to control and monitor diseases. Ultimately, experts emphasized the need to use mobile health technology continuously.[...] Read more.
In this study, a cloud-based android application and centralized tracking software were developed to perform an accurate and uninterrupted tree count across open lands. The application is used to count the desired number of trees and species at the same time. User-logged data and location information are saved in real-time to the application's cloud database. The application can work online and with offline mod. In cases where there is no internet connection, it inserts the data to the local SQLite database. After the connection is established, the pairing continues. It's used Google Firebase on the cloud server for data storage. The processing of target locations and GPS coordinates was developed with the Google Map Library. The tree counting application automatically picks up the user's current location when it is first opened. The counting starts after the tree and tree species that the user has selected from the menu. The software developed shows that tree counting is done simultaneously at the desired point. It also solves confusion caused by different tree species during the counting. We've received feedback from 100 people using the application. The users answered five questions. As a result, it is aimed to provide a comfortable transition between tree species and its users with its simple use to eliminate the complexity of counting and save time.[...] Read more.
Arsenic is a natural element of the earth’s crust and is commonly distributed all over the environment in the air, water and land. It is extremely poisonous in its inorganic form. Arsenic (As) contamination is one of the leading issues in the south Asian countries, ground water is major sources of drinking water. The highest risk to public health from arsenic originates from polluted groundwater. Arsenic is naturally present at high levels in the groundwater of south Asian countries. Pakistan also one of them which is highly affected by this toxic element, especially rural areas of Sindh Pakistan, where Ground water is the only source of drinking. Due to climates changes day by day value of arsenic is increased in Ground water, that effects the human health in form of many diseases like skin cancer, blood cancer. The purpose of this study is to figure out the increasing level of Arsenic and Cancer rate in Tando Muhamad Khan Sindh Pakistan for next coming five years. For this we have developed model using Microsoft Azure Machine learning Techniques and algorithms including Bayesian Linear Regression (BLR), support vector machine (SVM), Linear Regression (LR), Boosted Decision tree (BDT), exponential smoothing ETS, Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA). Developed model will help us to forecast the increasing rate of Arsenic and its effects on human health in form of cancer.[...] Read more.
There is a wide collection of invaluable varie-ties of ornamental plants and flowers available for sale by vendors in Arusha city contributing to local employment, and food security. Horticulture in Tanzania is dominated by small scale farmers in Arusha that contribute to about 70% of the produces in the sector. However, there are challenges that need to be addressed including; inadequate information for the development of the sector and livelihoods of the vendors. The information on the varied species of ornamental plants and flowers are mainly undocumented and not digitized. This limits access to the scientific community and the general public bringing on these varieties in Arusha a growing conservation concern. The other challenge is that the small-scale vendors have limited visibility to regional markets and international market places which hinders their business growth. On this study, a Web portal was developed for inventory, mapping and digitization of the various species of ornamental plants and flowers as a solution to above challenges. Data collection was conducted using various data collection techniques such as; Interviews, observations, Questionnaire (Open Data Kit) and re-viewing numerous research papers in seven wards of Arusha city where the vendors grow and sell a number of species of ornamental plants and flowers. Both qualitative and quantitative methods mentioned above were deployed to provide insights on the ornamental plants and flower business operations. For the survey, 70 varieties of ornamental plants and flowers were gathered and arranged categorically in terms of taxonomy and usage and uploaded on the portal. The portal developed indicates the potential to help stakeholders find plants’ and flowers’ varieties infor-mation, images, and sales location online, the vendors will be able to advertise their products on the portal and conduct business with customers online. In addition, it will also help Arusha City Representatives with baseline information on the sector to make informed plans and decisions.[...] Read more.
The works devoted to an issue of quantum computer design have been analyzed. The main problems related to creation of the quantum computer are discussed. A fundamentally new approach to solving the problem of creating a truly quantum computer based on the “up to bottom” strategy has been proposed and justified. The strategy can be implemented by preliminary visualization of the quantum states of qubits using nanotriggers formed from two-dimensional material, in particular, graphene. This refers to the visualization (materialization) of all, including entangled, states, which mainly determine the theoretically possible large mathematical resource of a quantum computer. A block-diagram of the electronic device based on “a priory” quantum states of q-bits is proposed. It is shown that for implementation of quantum computation procedure, each materialized (visualized) Shor's cell should correspond to an element of the electronic scheme. The device includes a block containing at least 1010 nanotriggers that perform a role of q-bits of quantum computation, which are created using graphene nanoribbons and controlled by a special element. The latter represents a self-organizing quantum dot having two essentially different states in terms of magnetic properties. This quantum dot is prepared on the basis of a compound, the molecules of which are characterized by the intramolular rearrangement. The nanotriggers are employed to form reversible logic blocks or gates. Each gate contains three triggers to perform logical operations. The offered device is an additional electronic unit that is embedded in a digital computer, which makes it possible to implement the computational process in accordance with the requirements of the provisions of quantum physics.[...] Read more.