Rosemarie Velik

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—Building automation systems (BASs) have seen widespread distribution also in private residences over the past few years. The ongoing technological developments in the fields of sensors, actuators, as well as embedded systems lead to more and more complex and larger systems. These systems allow ever-better observations of activities in buildings with a(More)
The ongoing penetration of building automation by information technology is by far not saturated. Today's systems need not only be reliable and fault tolerant, they also have to regard energy efficiency and flexibility in the overall consumption. Meeting the quality and comfort goals in building automation while at the same time optimizing towards energy,(More)
The human brain consists of millions of neural nerve cells being interconnected and firing in parallel in order to process information. A fundamental question is how this parallel neuron-firing can result in a unified experience. This is the so-called binding problem--a problem that is one of today's key questions about brain function and that has puzzled(More)
—Today, building automation is advancing from simple monitoring and control tasks of lightning and heating towards more and more complex applications that require a dynamic perception and interpretation of different scenes occurring in a building. Current approaches cannot handle these newly upcoming demands. In this article, a bionically inspired approach(More)
—Modern building automation needs to deal with very different types of demands, depending on the use of a building and the persons acting in it. To meet the requirements of situation awareness in modern building automation, scenario recognition becomes more and more important in order to detect sequences of events and to react to them properly. We present(More)
Freezing of gait is a phenomenon common in Parkinson's patients and significantly affects quality of life. Sensory cues have been known to improve walking performance and reduce freezing of gait. Visual cues are reported to be particularly effective for this purpose. So far, sensory cues have generally been provided continuously, even when currently not(More)