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We are building a home, called the Aware Home, to create a living laboratory for research in ubiquitous computing for everyday activities. This paper introduces the Aware Home project and outlines some of our technologyand human-centered research objectives in creating the Aware Home.
We have created a system for identifying people based on their footstep force profiles and have tested its accuracy against a large pool of footstep data. This floor system may be used to identify users transparently in their everyday living and working environments. We have created user footstep models based on footstep profile features and have been able… (More)
A common focus shared by researchers in mobile, ubiquitous and wearable computing is the attempt to break away from the traditional desktop computing paradigm. Computational services need to become as mobile as their users. Whether that service mobility is achieved by equipping the user with computational power or by instrumenting the environment, all… (More)
Two diploid (Belramo and Glen), one tetraploid (Rosalin) and one tetraploid hybrid (Lolium× boucheanum Kunth) (AberExcel) intermediate-heading perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) varieties were sown in boxes (85×44×14 cm) to create micro-swards. Once established, these were defoliated at approximately 21-day intervals before being offered to individual… (More)
Fifteen intermediate-heading varieties of perennial rye grass were continuously-stocked with sheep during two years and sward surface height was maintained in the range of 4 to 5 cm. Large differences in daily dry matter intake ewe-1 were observed between the varieties suggesting that there is considerable scope for breeding improved varieties for grazing.… (More)
In this paper, we describe a system for finding frequently lost personal objects--such as wallets, cell phones, and sunglasses--in the home of the future. We are building a system to handle this task, and have prototyped and tested an interface for this system. In support of this task, we are using accurate indoor position sensing and spatialized audio.
The North Wyke Farm Platform was established as a United Kingdom national capability for collaborative research, training and knowledge exchange in agro-environmental sciences. Its remit is to research agricultural productivity and ecosystem responses to different management practices for beef and sheep production in lowland grasslands. A system based on… (More)
Four grass species typically found in semi-natural pastures in the UK were sown individually in boxes (85 × 44 × 14 cm) to create micro-swards. Yorkshire fog (Holcus lanatus L.); creeping bent (Agrostis stolonifera L. cv Kromi); rough meadow-grass (Poa trivialis L.); and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L. cv Glen) were offered to yearling Simmental ×… (More)