Using smart phones for context-aware prompting in smart environments

Barnan Das, Adriana M. Seelye, Brian L. Thomas, Diane J. Cook, Larry B. Holder, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe

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Abstract

Individuals with cognitive impairment have difficulty successfully performing activities of daily living, which can lead to decreased independence. In order to help these individuals age in place and decrease caregiver burden, technologies for assistive living have gained popularity over the last decade. In this work, a context-aware prompting system is implemented, augmented by a smart phone to determine prompt situations in a smart home environment. While context-aware systems use temporal and environmental information to determine context, we additionally use ambulatory information from accelerometer data of a phone which also acts as a mobile prompting device. A pilot study with healthy young adults is conducted to examine the feasibility of using a smart phone interface for prompt delivery during activity completion in a smart home environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-403
Number of pages5
Journal2012 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC'2012
DOIs
StatePublished - May 11 2012
Event2012 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC'2012 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 14 2012Jan 17 2012

Keywords

  • activity recognition
  • context-aware prompting
  • smart homes
  • smart phones

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