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Improving Stress Management and Sleep Hygiene in Intelligent Homes

Asterios Leonidis, Maria Korozi, Eirini Sykianaki, Eleni Tsolakou, Vasilios Kouroumalis, Danai Ioannidi, Andreas Stavridakis, Margherita Antona, Constantine Stephanidis
2021 Sensors  
High stress levels and sleep deprivation may cause several mental or physical health issues, such as depression, impaired memory, decreased motivation, obesity, etc. The COVID-19 pandemic has produced unprecedented changes in our lives, generating significant stress, and worries about health, social isolation, employment, and finances. To this end, nowadays more than ever, it is crucial to deliver solutions that can help people to manage and control their stress, as well as to reduce sleep
more » ... rbances, so as to improve their health and overall quality of life. Technology, and in particular Ambient Intelligence Environments, can help towards that direction, when considering that they are able to understand the needs of their users, identify their behavior, learn their preferences, and act and react in their interest. This work presents two systems that have been designed and developed in the context of an Intelligent Home, namely CaLmi and HypnOS, which aim to assist users that struggle with stress and poor sleep quality, respectively. Both of the systems rely on real-time data collected by wearable devices, as well as contextual information retrieved from the ambient facilities of the Intelligent Home, so as to offer appropriate pervasive relaxation programs (CaLmi) or provide personalized insights regarding sleep hygiene (HypnOS) to the residents. This article will describe the design process that was followed, the functionality of both systems, the results of the user studies that were conducted for the evaluation of their end-user applications, and a discussion about future plans.
doi:10.3390/s21072398 pmid:33808468 fatcat:dxw3gtuvvbfkjmpvrhdawkratq

Ambient Intelligence in the Living Room

Leonidis, Korozi, Kouroumalis, Poutouris, Stefanidi, Arampatzis, Sykianaki, Anyfantis, Kalligiannakis, Nicodemou, Stefanidi, Adamakis (+3 others)
2019 Sensors  
(Eirini Sykianaki), N.A. and E.K.; Writing-review and editing, M.A. Funding: This research received no external funding. Touch.  ...  (Eirini Sykianaki), N.A., E.K., V.C.N., Z.S., E.A., N.S., and T.E.; Supervision, M.A.; Writing-original draft, A.L., M.K., V.K., E.P., E.S. (Evropi Stefanidi), D.A., E.S.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19225011 pmid:31744159 pmcid:PMC6891285 fatcat:ugbufsncirc3labryi4d7owrg4


Maria Kordaki, Anthi Gousiou
2015 Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. Conference proceedings   unpublished
Many thanks also to Eirini Sykianaki for the design of the example presented to this paper that is realised in the context of her undergraduate studies.  ...