Brennon Bortz

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Detecting wellness in older adults with just ambient sensors is a challenging and difficult task, one that can only be address with large volumes of detailed annotated data and a diverse participant base. Presented here are early results comparing movement data to baseline depression and mobility data from a purpose built 16 unit ambient assisted living(More)
This experience report presents the planning, execution and results of an exploratory 5-day musical instrument MAKErs camp for K-12 students. Students used various hardware sensors, a graphical programming environment and different physical prototyping techniques to create musical instruments. The design of a musical instrument introduces students to the(More)
In order to model older people's behaviour in the home we must first understand it. In this paper we examine data from eight purpose-built aware homes over a six-month period, looking at presence in rooms to try to determine patterns amongst the older residents. We look for homes that have similar movement patterns using cluster analysis. We also examine(More)
In this article we examine data from eight purpose-built aware homes over a six-month period, looking at presence in rooms to try to determine patterns among the older residents. We look for homes that have similar movement patterns using cluster analysis. We also examine how movement over days clusters within individual homes. Our analysis shows that(More)
As we continue to strive toward a deeper understanding of human social interaction, the playing field continues to change beneath our feet. Ever swiftly, in even the last decade, the means by which we interact, the frequency in which we do so, even the meaning of interaction within daily life continues to evolve as humans become connected in novel ways—one(More)
Lantern Field is a communal, site-specific installation that takes shape as a spatially responsive audio-visual field. The public participates in the creation of the installation, resulting in shared ownership of the work between both the artists and participants. Furthermore, the installation takes new shape in each realization, both to incorporate the(More)