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KMDI Seminar Series – Eleni Stroulia on Smart Condos
Fri, September 20, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Smart Condo – A Sensing Platform and Evaluative Tool for Independent Living
The anticipated increase in the world population, people’s desire to live at home for as long as possible and the shortage of health-care professionals make the need to develop technological supports for people with chronic yet manageable conditions to monitor and take care of their own health. In our work in the Smart Condo, we are developing a sensor-based infrastructure for non-intrusively monitoring people at home and analyzing the collected data to extract information about their activities. The inferred activities can be simulated in a virtual world (OpenSim) and visualized through a web-accessible interface. The platform is also equipped with a simulation component, which enables us to comparatively study alternative deployments. In this presentation, we review our technology and research methodology and we report on the findings of a first feasibility study with two participants at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.
Eleni Stroulia is a Professor and NSERC/AITF Industrial Research Chair on Service Systems Management (w. support from IBM) with the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta. Her research addresses problems motivated by industrial and community needs with software systems designed to support people’s activities. Through her work, she has made substantial contributions to the areas of software analysis, migration and reengineering. More recently, she has been focusing on software services through web platforms (web 2.0 collaborative tools, mobile devices and virtual worlds) as a way to offer innovative health-care and education services. She enjoys an H-index of 31 with 260 publications and 3200 references to the same and regularly serves on the program committees of international software-engineering conferences.
Friday, September 20, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00pm
University of Toronto, Bahen Building, 40 St.George Street room 1190
Free Event, Open to the Public