END-USER EXPERIENCES AND PERSPECTIVES – HOVIMESTARI

Vadym Kramar1, Markku Korhonen1, Marjo Rauhala2

1Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oulu, Finland

2Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

MobileMed 2014 conference that will take a place 20-21.11.14 in Prague

Abstract

This paper is about results of the first stage of a field trial that aims to evaluate end-user practices with HoviMestari, one of the systems that intends to support independent living of disabled and elderly people. The field trial has been launched in the Raahe District of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland, in the beginning of 2014 and continues. 16 services were selected by a group of 20 test users for a field trial and tested. Average age of test users is above 65 and the group consists of retired and pre-retired people, where 5 of them are formal care-givers. In the paper a description of gathered end-user attitudes towards services provisioned with the help of the HoviMestari system as well as discovered during the field trial future perspectives of a multi-service environment are presented.

Decentralised Approach to Provision of Home Services FRUCT 2014

15th FRUCT Conference 27-31 October 2014

Decentralised Approach to Provision of Home Services  FRUCT 2014

Finnish-Russian University Cooperation in Telecommunications

Vadym Kramar, Markku Korhonen
Oulu University of Applied Sciences Oulu, Finland

Serge Smidtas
VisAge CameraContact Guéret, France

Marjo Rauhala
Vienna University of Technology Vienna, Austria

Abstract—This paper introduces another approach that addresses interoperability in AAL domain, the Decentralised Service Delivery Architecture. The approach was developed Within the Advanced Support for Independent Living; Hu- man Lifecycle Approach in Senior Housing (Lily) project, funded by the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme. The approach has a decentralised architecture and therefore dif- fers from traditional approaches where services are provi- sioned services via central nodes, such as service portals or hubs, dedicated home platforms or systems. The idea of the architecture is to use linked descriptions of samples of service- product continuum that can be discovered using certain crite- ria, and thus provisioned to inhabitants of intelligent envi- ronments. The paper presents certain particularities of the architecture and highlights important associated aspects, such as ethics and trust.

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SMART LIVING AND AAL SERVICES – Proceedings of the AAL Forum 2014 Bucharest

Vadym Kramar[1], Markku Korhonen[2], Serge Smidtas[3], Marjo rauhala[4]

Broader, Bigger, Better – AAL solutions for Europe – Proceedings of the AAL Forum 2014 Bucharest


[1] Project Officer R&D, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oulu, Finland

[2] Research Director, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oulu, Finland

[3] Director, VisAge CameraContact, Guéret, France[4] Senior Researcher, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

The paper describes the Smart Living concept as well as the Decentralised Service Delivery Architecture, presents some particularities of the architecture and systems that utilise it – HoviMestari and VisAge. It also describes integration levels and service templates with respect to the architecture. The presented approach addresses interoperability in the AAL domain. The approach was developed within the Advanced Support for Independent Living; Human Lifecycle Approach in Senior Housing (Lily) project, funded in the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme. The decentralised approach differs from traditional approaches where services are provisioned via central nodes as via service portals or hubs, dedicated home platforms or systems. The idea of the architecture is to use linked descriptions of samples of service-product continuum that can be discovered using certain criteria, and thus provisioned through the AAL systems.

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USERS VOICE: PARTICIPATIVE DESIGN AND LIVING LAB APPROACH IN LILY

USERS VOICE: PARTICIPATIVE DESIGN AND LIVING LAB APPROACH IN LILY

Pekka Ala-Siuru, University of Oulu, Raahe Unit, Raahe, Finland
Marjo Rauhala, Technical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Vadym Kramar, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oulu, Finland
Eeva Leinonen, University of Oulu, Dept. of Information Processing Science, Oulu, Finland,
Serge Smidtas, SAS Camera-Contact, Guéret, France,

ABSTRACT

In this presentation it is described how the users (three levels: end users, care givers, relatives and other stakeholders) are participating to the design and definition of the LILY services system from the early phases to the implementation and piloting phase. The different user groups are presented and described the specific features of the groups in France and Finland. The methods to be used in data gathering and analyzing are described.

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Participative Design and Living Lab approach in LILY – Enoll Summer School 14

Participative Design and Living Lab approach in LILY 

Enoll Summer School 14 2-5/9

Pekka Ala-Siuru, University of Oulu, Raahe Unit, Raahe, Finland

Marjo Rauhala, Technical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Vadym Kramar, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Oulu, Finland

Eeva Leinonen, University of Oulu, Dept. of Information Processing Science, Oulu, Finland

Serge Smidtas, SAS Camera-Contact, Guéret, France

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French Exhibition: La semaine bleue de VisAge du 20 au 26 octobre

 

  • Chrambre de Commerce de la Creuse – Stand Exposition conférence avec Horizon Limousin Services, Le Contrat local de Santé, Aubusson/Felletin, la MSA du Limousin, AG2R la Mondiale, l’AGEP, l’EPMM et le Coderpa, à Genouillac, Guéret, Aubusson, St Pardoux le Neuf, Felletin, St Sulpice les Champs, avec le soutien du Conseil Général de la Creuse et France Bleur Creuse.

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Data Models for Home Services

Vadym Kramar, Markku Korhonen, Yury Sergeev

Oulu University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering Raahe, Finland
{vadym.kramar, markku.korhonen, yury.sergeev}@oamk.fi

PROCEEDING OF THE 13TH CONFERENCE OF FRUCT ASSOCIATION

An ultimate penetration of communication technologies allowing web access has enriched a conception of smart homes with new paradigms of home services. Modern home services range far beyond such notions as Home Automation or Use of Internet. The services expose their ubiquitous nature by being integrated into smart environments, and provisioned through a variety of end-user devices. Computational intelligence require a use of knowledge technologies, and within a given domain, such requirement as a compliance with modern web architecture is essential. This is where Semantic Web technologies excel. A given work presents an overview of important terms, vocabularies, and data models that may be utilised in data and knowledge engineering with respect to home services.

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UbiHomeServer Front-end to the Ubiquitous Home Environment

Vadym Kramar, Markku Korhonen, Yury Sergeev

Oulu University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering, Pehr Brahe Center for Industrial and Services ICT (PBOL) Raahe, Finland
{vadym.kramar, markku.korhonen, yury.sergeev}@oamk.fi

PROCEEDING OF THE 12TH CONFERENCE OF FRUCT ASSOCIATION

5-9 November 2012

To assist independent living of senior citizens at their homes, a large variety of systems are used. The most sophisticated solutions are built using ambient technologies. A number of technology platforms are designed to provide ubiquitous services for maintaining a high quality of life while reducing operational expenses. Interoperability between platforms at different levels, including GUIs’ dependences on devices is still a major weakness of many modern solutio ns. In a given work a vision of the Ubiquitous Home Environment is presented with respect to the ICT Home Services delivery. An implementation of a serving engine developed at Oulu University of Applied Sciences – the UbiHomeServer – is described. An abstracted view to its front-end is introduced. Such abstraction may reduce GUIs’ dependences on devices and thus increase an interoperability of a system.

Index Terms: Elderly, Senior Citizen, User Interface, Mobile, Smart Phone, Tablet PC, Touch Screen, Service, Ubiquitous, Home Environment.

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Towards a broader conceptualization of exit strategies in AAL projects

Towards a broader conceptualization of exit strategies in AAL projects

M. Rauhala, S. Oechsner, P. Ala-Siuru, M. Peyrot, E. Leinonen,

Proceedings of the AAL Forum 2012, Eindhoven

Corresponding authors: Marjo Rauhala (marjo.rauhala@fortec.tuwien.ac.at), Susanne Oechsner (Oechsner@fortec.tuwien.ac.at)

In this presentation we will introduce and discuss the meaning of the exit strategy of avoiding harm to the participants in the AAL context. Our reflection is based on a longstanding experience in ethics management of technology development projects which rely on close cooperation with future users. Whereas it is widely known that no participant in a technology research and development project should be subject to any risk of physical harm (at least beyond risk of minimal harm) we suggest that there may be a need to focus on a wider notion of harm, including those of social, financial, and psychological harm as part of a sustainable exit strategy.

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