Do you have friends who are not on Facebook? Do you have children who think Facebook is old-fashioned and don’t use it anymore? How do you cope with the 20+ social networking sites that exist online? How do you communicate with real friends who are not on the same social network as you? If you are interested in the answer, read on.
Healthcare tasks are increasingly sourced out of the doctor’s office and into our homes and neighborhoods. Homecare is the new healthcare. But do homecare personnel always know what they are doing? We created UbiLearn to show how we can use mobile apps to train homecare personnel and keep them trained on the go.
The Internet of Things is going mainstream. Our homes are being filled up with Internet-connected stuff. How do we get an overview? How do we configure all this stuff? How do we avoid that these things take over the control of our lives? We created a tool that allows (almost) anyone to configure things at home.
Do you know how much your neighbor’s electricity consumption is compared to yours? What if she consumes half of the electricity that you consume? What if your neighbor could give you some tips? These are the question we try to answer with Wattitude, an Android app our student colleagues in IT2901 are making this spring.
Our IT2901 Group 8 students have developed a platform for measuring the risk of falls among elderly based on level and quality of physical activity. The developed platform is intended to be developed into a standard fall risk management platform.
A smart jacket developed by SINTEF and NTNU as a collaborative effort between the EU R&D projects SOCIETIES and MIRROR is making headlines.The smart jacket is built to assist rescue workers in the event of a crisis such as a fire, an earthquake or similar.
NTNU students in collaboration with SINTEF ICT Health Informatics Group prototype smartwear that can talk to Facebook. The smartwear can provide collaboration support for those who cannot use touch-screen smartphones, for instance rescuers, firefighters or people with reduced physical abilities. The jacket can wirelessly read your Facebook updates, vibrate the skin of your neck, in this way getting your attention to check the LCD screen attached to your sleeve.
NTNU students in collaboration with SINTEF ICT health informatics group use social media to detect and manage falls among elderly people. The solution allows family and neighbors to participate in fall detection and help dispatching.
Proceedings of conferences ECSCW, C&T and COOP are online and available for free. Check out the links in this post.
Alfredo has been visiting Ambient Intelligence conference in Amsterdam this year with a demonstration of UbiBee. Congratulations Alfredo!