Spatial modeling of activity and user assistance in instrumented environments

  title={Spatial modeling of activity and user assistance in instrumented environments},
  author={Christoph Stahl},
Learning Routes from Visualizations for Indoor Wayfinding: Presentation Modes and Individual Differences
It is concluded that animations of virtual walks are suitable to convey route information in complex buildings and successful acquisition of route knowledge from maps is possible but might depend on the comprehensibility of the structure of the building.
Integrating Decentralized Indoor Evacuation with Information Depositories in the Field
Multi-agent simulation implementing information depositories at strategic locations to improve information sharing shows that integrating depositories improves evacuation performance and enhances the risk awareness and consequently increases the chance that people survive and reduces their evacuation time.
EvA - A Self Adaptable Event-Based Recognition Framework for Three-Dimensional Activity Zones
The approach to extend the notion of Activity Zones by applying a three-dimensional zone computation and visualization process that is independent from the present smart home infrastructure and that is able to autonomously adapt to changes in the environment as well as to shifts in the user behavior is presented.
Integrating Sensing and Routing for Indoor Evacuation
An integrated model is proposed for indoor evacuation used on mobile phones based on the integration of sensing and routing, sensor tracking and risk aware evacuation routes are generated dynamically for evacuees.
SMAALL: interacting with a smart home through a synchronized scale model
An interactive 1:35 scale model of the Bremen Ambient Assisted Living Lab that can be used to monitor and control devices in a smart home, such as lights, electronic sliding doors, height-adaptable furniture and a smart wheelchair is described.
How you look at art
Artworks of categories A (realistic) & B (creative) were rated higher (ps<.001) on the scales ambiguity and liking than paintings of category C (minimalistic). Artworks of different categories were
Synchronized Realities
A new development method is presented that is based on a detailed three-dimensional model and it is shown how the model can be used for designing and evaluating assistive environments and the concept of Synchronized Realities that includes the synchronization between remote AmI environments is introduced.
SmartCase: A Smart Home Environment in a Suitcase
A detailed small-scale model of an instrumented two-rooms apartment is presented and how the model can be utilized for designing, evaluating and controlling intelligent environments and an architectural foundation based on Universal Remote Console technology is presented.
Resource-aware plan recognition in instrumented environments
This thesis proposes a two-stage approach to solve the problem of plan recognition in instrumented environments, which is to infer an agent';s plans by observing its behavior by using a DBN-based and a POMDP-based utility model for observation sources which can be used with generic utility-based sensor selection algorithms.


Designing the STAR User Interface
In April 1981, Xerox announced the 8010 Star Information System, a new personal computer designed for offices that is a multifunction system combining document creation, data processing, and electronic filing, mailing, and printing.
Navigational - and shopping assistance on the basis of user interactions in intelligent environments
The intelligent environment’s architecture is introduced, which serves as the basis for different services and applications running in the environment and supporting their users in different task.
Activity, consciousness, and personality
The Computer for the Twenty-First Century
Some observations on mental models
Wayfinding: People, Signs, and Architecture
This book brings together expertise on three of the elements that comprise wayfinding within the context of the built environment: architecture; graphics; and verbal human interaction to gain a better understanding of the wayfinding difficulties people have and why they have them.
Ressourcenadaptierende hybride Personennavigation
Activity-based computing: support for mobility and collaboration in ubiquitous computing
  • J. Bardram
  • Computer Science
    Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
  • 2004
The design philosophy of activity-based computing (ABC), which addresses mobility and cooperation in human work activities, and the ABC framework, which is a ubiquitous computing infrastructure supporting ABC, are presented.
365 Days' Ambient Intelligence Research in HomeLab
  • Eindhoven, The Netherlands: Philips Research Public Relations.
  • 2003