The Sense Lounger: establishing a ubicomp beachhead in elders' homes

A.K. Hurst, J. Zimmerman, C. Atkeson, J. Forlizzi

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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.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI'05 ; extended abstracts overview
Plaats van productieNew York
UitgeverijAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN van geprinte versie1-59593-002-7
StatusGepubliceerd - 2005
Evenement23rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2005) - Portland, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 2 apr 20057 apr 2005
Congresnummer: 23


Congres23rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2005)
Verkorte titelCHI 2005
LandVerenigde Staten van Amerika
AnderCHI'05, April 2-7, 2005, Portland, OR, USA
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