Paul Watson<br />Director SiDE<br />Director Digital Institute<br />Professor of Computer Science<br />Newcastle Universit...
Social Exclusion<br />Misery<br />Loss of £Bs from economy<br />
Digital Technologies<br />Social Inclusion<br />
New Technologies<br />New technologies have the potential to make a positive impact on excluded people<br />Pervasive comp...
£12M Research “Hub”<br />Research Councils UK funded<br />1 of 3 UK Digital Economy Hubs<br />2009-2014<br />Newcastle & D...
Project Structure<br />
Multi - Disciplinary Team<br />Professor Paul Watson, Computing Science & Digital Institute<br />Professor Phil Blythe, Ci...
Can we use pervasive technologies to allow people to stay longer in their own homes?<br />Professor Patrick Olivier, Newca...
Dementia<br />“Gets the kettle, fills it, switches it on…<br />but then she’ll stand there, and I’ll say – ‘what are you d...
Ambient Kitchen<br />
Grand Challenge<br />How can we use real-time information to influence behaviour (for the good)?<br />
Key Stages<br />What data to collect?<br />Sensors<br />How to model and <br />reason about behaviour?<br />Intervention<b...
Influencing People with Dementia<br />What data to collect?<br />RFID <br />Accelerometers in utensils<br />Floor pressure...
Our General Architecture<br />Consumers & Generators<br />Consumers<br />App<br />App<br />App<br />App<br />Generators<br...
SIDE Summary<br />Digital Technology currently not benefitting all<br />Our aim is to transform lives<br />focus on resear...
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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 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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  • SiDE Presentation by Prof. Paul Watson of Newcastle University

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