simply and cheaply turning a lounge chair into an initial "ubicomp" device in a home; providing a beachhead for transforming the home into a rich ubicomp environment. The Sense Lounger employs fabric sensors sewn into a chair’s slipcover and force sensors on each leg to detect both an occupant and their activity. Drawing insights from user needs, we developed the Sense Lounger to (i) fit into the home and lifestyle of elders, (ii) assist and add value to the lives of elders, (iii) provide a platform for expanding assistive devices within the home environment. The current Sense Lounger prototype can be used to detect signs of life, patterns of use, posture, and sitting duration.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI'05 ; extended abstracts overview|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery, Inc|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||23rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2005) - Portland, United States|
Duration: 2 Apr 2005 → 7 Apr 2005
Conference number: 23
|Conference||23rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2005)|
|Abbreviated title||CHI 2005|
|Period||2/04/05 → 7/04/05|
Hurst, A. K., Zimmerman, J., Atkeson, C., & Forlizzi, J. (2005). The Sense Lounger: establishing a ubicomp beachhead in elders' homes. In Proceedings on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI'05 ; extended abstracts overview (pp. 1467-1470). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.