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

  • Paul Watson
    Director SiDE
    Director Digital Institute
    Professor of Computer Science
    Newcastle University
  • Social Exclusion
    Misery
    Loss of £Bs from economy
  • Digital Technologies
    Social Inclusion
  • 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
  • £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
  • Project Structure
  • 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
  • Can we use pervasive technologies to allow people to stay longer in their own homes?
    Professor Patrick Olivier, Newcastle University
  • 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?”
  • Ambient Kitchen
  • Grand Challenge
    How can we use real-time information to influence behaviour (for the good)?
  • Key Stages
    What data to collect?
    Sensors
    How to model and
    reason about behaviour?
    Intervention
    How to influence behaviour?
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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