Aaron S. Crandall

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While the potential benefits of smart home technology are widely recognized, a lightweight design is needed for the benefits to be realized at a large scale. We introduce the CASAS "smart home in a box", a lightweight smart home design that is easy to install and provides smart home capabilities out of the box with no customization or training. We discuss(More)
The pervasive sensing technologies found in smart environments offer unprecedented opportunities for monitoring and assisting the individuals who live and work in these spaces. An aspect of daily life that is important for one's emotional and physical health is social interaction. In this paper we investigate the use of smart environment technologies to(More)
—In smart home environments, it is highly desirable to know who is performing what actions. This knowledge allows the system to accurately build individuals' histories and to take personalized action based on the current resident. Without a good handle on identity, multi-resident smart homes are less effective when used for medical and assistive(More)
Time is an important aspect of all real world phenomena. In this paper, we present a temporal relations-based framework for discovering interesting patterns in smart environment datasets, and test this framework in the context of the CASAS smart environments project. Our use of temporal relations in the context of smart environment tasks is described and(More)
Although smart environment technology has rapidly been maturing, the performance of these technologies is still difficult to assess because of the limited evaluation that has been conducted. A primary limitation in evaluating technologies is the lack of rich physical datasets on which the algorithms can be tested. In this position paper we describe a(More)
Technological enhancements aid development and research in smart homes and intelligent environments. The temporal nature of data collected in a smart environment provides us with a better understanding of patterns that occur over time. Predicting events and detecting anomalies in such datasets is a complex and challenging task. To solve this problem, we(More)
Older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) often have difficulty performing complex instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), which are critical to independent living. In this study, amnestic multi-domain MCI (N = 29), amnestic single-domain MCI (N = 18), and healthy older participants (N = 47) completed eight scripted IADLs (e.g., cook(More)
Society is becoming increasingly aware of the impact that our lifestyle choices make on energy usage and the environment. As a result, research attention is being directed toward green technology, environmentally-friendly building designs, and smart grids. This paper looks at the user side of sustainability. In particular, it looks at energy consumption in(More)