Improving the mood of elderly with coloured lighting

A. Kuijsters, J.A. Redi, B.E.R. de Ruyter, I.E.J. Heynderickx

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The ACE project aims at developing an adaptive ambience creation platform which can improve the well-being of elderly people in care centers. The system will contain a sensing platform, which measures and analyses the context in a room and an ambience creation platform, which creates ambiences with proven effectiveness for improving the mood of the elderly. It has been shown in literature that lighting can influence people's mood; however, consistent effects have scarcely been documented. The effects of lighting characteristics on atmosphere perception, on the other hand, are better documented. It has been proved that ambiences with a positive affective meaning (e.g. cosy, activating) can be created with the combination of functional and atmospheric LED lighting. We expect that these ambiences can improve the mood of elderly towards its affective meaning. The experiments we intend to perform in order to achieve that goal are discussed in the paper. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstructing Ambient Intelligence : AmI 2011 Workshops, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 16-18, 2011 : Revised Selected Papers
EditorsR. Wichert, K. Van Learhoven, J. Gelissen
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-31479-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-31478-0
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


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