Closing the Loop in Ambient Assisted Living –  towards Feedback and Interventions to  support health and emotional wellbei...
The Research Problem – Closing         the Loop in AAL• Research on sensor systems to monitor  wellbeing and detect patter...
CASALA Research Overview• Unobtrusive, low cost ambient sensing in the home• Self-report daily health survey – ground trut...
The CASALA Living Lab• 3D CAVE -> Great Northern Haven -> 1000+  homes in community                  www.casala.ie
Great Northern Haven• 16 aware homes at Great Northern Haven,  Dundalk, Co. Louth, supporting independent  living• 100+ se...
Monitoring and Detection through            Sensing• Each apartment has 100+ sensors that detect  – Presence  – Flow of mo...
Active vs Inactive Resident           www.casala.ie
Monitoring through self-report• Daily health survey delivered through an iPad  that measures  – Emotional wellbeing - Posi...
Providing Feedback• Information and intervention• Goal – early prediction of changes in  emotional state; novel ‘human-in-...
Application Area - Wellbeing                    • User-centred design of                      applications                ...
Application Area - Wellbeing            www.casala.ie
Application Area – Home Safety– Monitoring the home environment and providing  feedback – a closed loop                   ...
Usage and Usability of Devices• Initial usage of devices for ‘fun’   – Helps to engage with technology• Weekly iPad class ...
www.casala.ie
Thank YouQuestions?Contact: julie.doyle@casala.ie                     www.casala.ie
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Closing the Loop in Ambient Assisted Living – towards Feedback and Interventions to support health and emotional wellbeing. Presented at CARDI Conference, Croke Park, Wednesday 2nd November 2011

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  • This can be used to develop and test new architectural, environmental or technological concepts and designs even before they are fully realized. In addition to the CAVE, this environment also provides a pre-wired reconfigurable model home that can be used for direct investigation of technologies in a full-scale physical environment. The CASALA living lab has a large-scale test environment established as part of the existing Netwell and CASALA research base of approximately 100o older people in the community. This interlinks with the Louth Age Friendly County Strategy, which aims to make Louth a hub of excellence for improving the well-being and quality of life of older people. These developments provide a diverse pre-surveyed environment of matched groups for follow up surveys, interviews, and trials that enable insights into adults’ attitudes and behaviours towards all types of technology and services.
  • Great Northern Haven provides the capability to test products and services within a continuously monitored and validated environment as a stepping-stone for larger deployments.
  • Talk about research into the minimum set of sensors required to monitor something specific. E.g. top 5 for measuring physical behaviour/home security/eletricity
  • What can these plots tell us about emotion?
  • Follow up to pinpoint triggers
  • This is one way we have currently ‘closed the loop’, all be it in home security rather than healthAlso feedback through the environment itself; also cultaca - support
  • Julie Doyle - CARDI Conference

    1. 1. Closing the Loop in Ambient Assisted Living – towards Feedback and Interventions to support health and emotional wellbeing Julie Doyle, Brian O’Mullane, Ben Knapp
    2. 2. The Research Problem – Closing the Loop in AAL• Research on sensor systems to monitor wellbeing and detect patterns of behaviour dominates the AAL research space• Closing the feedback loop - The challenge of – Predicting changes – Prompting positive preventative intervention measures has not been adequately addressed www.casala.ie
    3. 3. CASALA Research Overview• Unobtrusive, low cost ambient sensing in the home• Self-report daily health survey – ground truth data – Emotional wellbeing, quality of sleep, quality of social interactions, cognition, physiological measures• Determine statistical associations between self-reported health data with data gathered through sensors.• Support people in managing their health and wellbeing through feedback and interventions – Orange alerts vs red alerts www.casala.ie
    4. 4. The CASALA Living Lab• 3D CAVE -> Great Northern Haven -> 1000+ homes in community www.casala.ie
    5. 5. Great Northern Haven• 16 aware homes at Great Northern Haven, Dundalk, Co. Louth, supporting independent living• 100+ sensors in each apartment; 2240 sensors and actuators throughout the complex• 24-hour monitoring• Interactive technologies include connected TVs and tablet devices www.casala.ie
    6. 6. Monitoring and Detection through Sensing• Each apartment has 100+ sensors that detect – Presence – Flow of movement through the home – Use of electrical appliances – Home security• We can detect changes, and decline, in patterns of social, physical and cognitive behaviour and infer changes in emotional wellbeing www.casala.ie
    7. 7. Active vs Inactive Resident www.casala.ie
    8. 8. Monitoring through self-report• Daily health survey delivered through an iPad that measures – Emotional wellbeing - Positive and Negative Affect (PANAS Questionnaire) – Quality of sleep – Quality of social interactions – Cognition (daily trivia question)• Physiological measures including weight and blood pressure www.casala.ie
    9. 9. Providing Feedback• Information and intervention• Goal – early prediction of changes in emotional state; novel ‘human-in-the-loop’ intervention methods specific to an individual’s needs – Improve quality of life before problems arise• How can technology communicate our findings and help the person to adapt – how can it promote positive wellbeing www.casala.ie
    10. 10. Application Area - Wellbeing • User-centred design of applications • Preferences for reporting of wellbeing through textual questions, smileys etc. • Piloting of questions • Usability www.casala.ie
    11. 11. Application Area - Wellbeing www.casala.ie
    12. 12. Application Area – Home Safety– Monitoring the home environment and providing feedback – a closed loop www.casala.ie
    13. 13. Usage and Usability of Devices• Initial usage of devices for ‘fun’ – Helps to engage with technology• Weekly iPad class – Provides a social element – Residents showing each other what they’ve learned, helping someone with a problem – Devices easy to use; concepts more difficult• Technology on its own is not the solution – ‘Cultaca’ volunteers (‘support from behind’) www.casala.ie
    14. 14. www.casala.ie
    15. 15. Thank YouQuestions?Contact: julie.doyle@casala.ie www.casala.ie

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