Brennon Bortz

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—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)
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)
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)
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)
Lantern Field is a communal, site-specific installation that takes shape as a spatially responsive audiovisual 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)
Over the past four years Emotion in Motion, a long running experiment, has amassed the world's largest database of human physiology associated with emotion in response to the presentation of various selections of musical works. What began as a doctoral research study of participants in Dublin, Ireland, and New York City has grown to include over ten(More)
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