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SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University
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SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University

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This is a presentation given by Professor Paul Watson of Newcastle University about the digital inclusion project SiDE (http://www.side.ac.uk) that was given at SuperMondays SuperAgeing on Tuesday …

This is a presentation given by Professor Paul Watson of Newcastle University about the digital inclusion project SiDE (http://www.side.ac.uk) that was given at SuperMondays SuperAgeing on Tuesday 31st August 2010 at the Culture Labs at Newcastle University, UK

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  • would be interested to know what applications the group might come up with to impact on children, young people and families.
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  • Fascinating stuff - the idea of the ambient kitchen, for example, is potentially incredibly valuable. If SiDE can come up with numerous practical solutions like that, it will be a great project!
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  • Understand the realities of the societies into which we are deploying this technology
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    • 1. Paul Watson
      Director SiDE
      Director Digital Institute
      Professor of Computer Science
      Newcastle University
    • 2. Social Exclusion
      Misery
      Loss of £Bs from economy
    • 3. Digital Technologies
      Social Inclusion
    • 4. New Technologies
      New technologies have the potential to make a positive impact on excluded people
      Pervasive computing
      Cloud computing
      Mobile communications
      Our research aims to realise that potential
    • 5. £12M Research “Hub”
      Research Councils UK funded
      1 of 3 UK Digital Economy Hubs
      2009-2014
      Newcastle & Dundee Universities
      Working with many external groups
      public, private & 3rdsector
      Years Ahead a key partner
    • 6. Project Structure
    • 7. Multi - Disciplinary Team
      Professor Paul Watson, Computing Science & Digital Institute
      Professor Phil Blythe, Civil Engineering
      Professor Feng Li, Business School
      (Dr. Sally Jane Norman, Culture Lab)
      Professor Patrick Olivier, Computing Science & DI
      Ranald Richardson, Geography, Politics and Sociology
      Professor Atau Tanaka, Arts & Cultures
      Professor Aad van Moorsel, Computing Science
      Dr. Lynne Corner, Institute for Ageing and Health
    • 8. Can we use pervasive technologies to allow people to stay longer in their own homes?
      Professor Patrick Olivier, Newcastle University
    • 9. Dementia
      “Gets the kettle, fills it, switches it on…
      but then she’ll stand there, and I’ll say – ‘what are you doing now?’
      and I’ve jogged her memory again…
      she gets the coffee jar, and she’ll take the top off the jar. And she’ll look at it and think ‘what am I doing with this off for?”
    • 10. Ambient Kitchen
    • 11.
    • 12. Grand Challenge
      How can we use real-time information to influence behaviour (for the good)?
    • 13. Key Stages
      What data to collect?
      Sensors
      How to model and
      reason about behaviour?
      Intervention
      How to influence behaviour?
    • 14. Influencing People with Dementia
      What data to collect?
      RFID
      Accelerometers in utensils
      Floor pressure
      Video
      Sensors
      How to model and
      reason about behaviour?
      Intervention
      Data Mining,
      Activity Recognition,
      Partially Ordered Markov Decision Processes
      Prompting,
      Alerts
      How to influence behaviour?
    • 15. Our General Architecture
      Consumers & Generators
      Consumers
      App
      App
      App
      App
      Generators
      App
      Filter
      Real Time
      Historic
      Sensors
      Inform
      Create Models
      Calibrate Models
      Aggregations
      Data Warehouse
      Event Processing
      Sensor events
      -> Application events
    • 16. SIDE Summary
      Digital Technology currently not benefitting all
      Our aim is to transform lives
      focus on research into harnessing new technologies
      to benefit the socially excluded
      Creating Centre of Excellence in Digital Inclusion
      multi-disciplinary team essential

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