Smart Environments and Ambient Assisted Living

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Smart Environments and Ambient Assisted Living

  1. 1. Smart Environments and AmbientAssisted LivingSmart Environments Research GroupComputer Science Research InstituteProf. Chris Nugentcd.nugent@ulster.ac.uk
  2. 2. OverviewWho we are andwhat do we do.What resourcesdo we have.Whatexperiencehave we had inAAL.What is ourshort-mediumterm strategy.
  3. 3. The Smart Home ParadigmCD Nugent, ICT in the elderly and dementia, Aging and Mental Health, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 473-476, 2007.
  4. 4. Research AreasSmart EnvironmentsInformationVisualisation &ManagementAssistiveTechnologiesMobileApplicationsActivity/BehaviourRecognitionMathematicalModellingAutonomicComputingWearable AssistiveRobotics
  5. 5. Clinical Research AreasClinical Domain Areas of Research Clinical PartnerDementia Technologies to support remembering,social contact, activities of pleasure andsafety.Belfast City HospitalAlzheimer’s Society (Northern Ireland),Northern Trust, Utah State University,University of UtahChronic Pain, Stroke,CHF and COPDHome based self reporting and self-managementBath Pain Management UnitSheffield UniversityAgeing Technologies to support independent living Belfast City HospitalNorthern Trust, South Eastern Healthand Social Care TrustAutism Home based assessment of autistic children Fondazione Stella Maris, PEATCardiology 12-lead ECG analysis, body surface potentialmapping and smart garmentsRoyal Victoria HospitalErasmus Medical CentreCardiovascular Research Institute (Utah)EEG Analysis ABR processing Cedar FoundationParkinson’s Disease Monitoring of tremors Belfast City HospitalParkinson’s Walk in Clinic
  6. 6. Sensorised Kitchen Environment
  7. 7. Assistive Technologies Everyday TechnologiesSupport for CarersSelf-ManagementExemplar Research ProjectsTAUTAmbient Assisted LivingPIA
  8. 8. Core Research ThemesData visualisationand rule creationUsability testingDatacollectionand analysisHealthcare apps
  9. 9. Impact of Group Gained experience in broad range of ConnectedHealth areas which are transferable. Established technical roadmap based on findingsfrom evaluations.Self-managementTechnology adoption modelsBehavioural Analysis Transferred knowledge into health and social caredomain. Transferred results into commercial sector. Established network of Regional, National andInternational collaborators (industrial, healthcareand academic).
  10. 10. SummaryResearch agenda from a technical perspective:• Activity recognition in intelligentenvironments.• Mobile based applications.Research agenda from an applied perspective:• Self management of long term chronicconditions.• Technology adoption models.Align with Connected Health Innovation Centre(CHIC).Embed strategies for impact within research.Increase stakeholder involvement.www.serg.ulster.ac.uk@SERG_UU
  11. 11. Thank you.

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