Measuring Activities of Daily Living in Ambient Assisted Systems The Persuasive Potential of Lighting: Exploring User Lighting Setting Preferences for a Warm Room Atmosphere and Energy Consumption Feedback Review of Activity Measuring Techniques For Assisted Living Systems
Jean Vareille, Tomasz Rutkowski, Keith Nesbitt, Gunver Majgaard, Sven Hartmann, Daniel Berckmans, José Bravo, Castilla-La University, Shusaku Spain, Nomura, Gif Sur, Yvette
devoted to a global view on ambient computing, services, applications, technologies and their integration. On the way for a full digital society, ambient, sentient and ubiquitous paradigms lead the torch. There is a need for behavioral changes for users to understand, accept, handle, and feel helped within the surrounding digital environments. Ambient comes as a digital storm bringing new facets of computing, services and applications. Smart phones and sentient offices, wearable devices,
... s, and ambient interfaces are only a few of such personalized aspects. The advent of social and mobile networks along with context-driven tracking and localization paved the way for ambient assisted living, intelligent homes, social games, and telemedicine. We take here the opportunity to warmly thank the members of the AMBIENT 2016 technical program committee, as well as all the reviewers. The creation of such a high quality conference program would not have been possible without their involvement. We also kindly thank all the authors that dedicated much of their time and effort to contribute to AMBIENT 2016. Also, this event could not have been a reality without the support of many individuals, organizations and sponsors. We also gratefully thank the members of the AMBIENT 2016 organizing committee for their help in handling the logistics and for their work that made this professional meeting a success. We hope AMBIENT 2016 was a successful international forum for the exchange of ideas and results between academia and industry and to promote further progress in the field of ambient computing, applications, services and technologies We also hope that Venice, Italy, provided a pleasant environment during the conference and everyone saved some time to enjoy the unique charm of the city. Abstract-Ambient lighting can be used for influencing users' experience of the environment and their subsequent (energy consumption) behavior. Our research explored which lighting settings users prefer for lighting that is designed to give a room a 'warm' atmosphere and for lighting that is used as energy consumption feedback. In the experiment, three lighting characteristics (brightness, color temperature, and color hue and saturation) could be adjusted through an interactive interface according to participants' preferences. Results showed that for creating a 'warm' atmosphere, lighting with a low luminance, a low color temperature, and a highly saturated, warm color (i.e., orange/red) was preferred. For providing negative feedback about energy consumption, lighting with a high luminance, and a highly saturated, red color was preferred. Thereby, current results suggested that ambient lighting's persuasive potential might be most optimal when lighting settings are used that are appropriate to a situation. Abstract-An individual's Activities of Daily Living (ADL) are difficult to accurately measure in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) systems. Such ADLs are invariably, in part, verified using technologies requiring key user interactions. The User Interface (UI) applied to these living systems is critical in order that the elderly achieve their daily living milestones of health supervision, social engagement, physical movement or daily prompts. In order to bootstrap effective machine learning necessitates accurate daily user interaction. This paper reviews AAL system interface's and seeks to establish if ADL measurement accuracy could improve if UI's were prioritised within system development.