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)
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)
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's building automation shifts from simple applications like controlling illumination and temperature towards complex applications like the observation of buildings for safety and security reasons or increasing the occupants' comfort. Complex applications require more and more sensory information. Existing approaches of sensor data processing cannot(More)