Ambient kitchen: Designing situated services using a high fidelity prototyping environment

Patrick Olivier, Guangyou Xu, Andrew Monk, Jesse Hoey

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    Abstract

    The Ambient Kitchen is a high fidelity prototype for exploring the design of pervasive computing algorithms and applications for everyday environments. The environment integrates data projectors, cameras, RFID tags and readers, object mounted accelerometers, and under-floor pressure sensing using a combination of wired and wireless networks. The Ambient Kitchen is a lab-based replication of a real kitchen where careful design has hidden the additional technology, and allows both the evaluation of pervasive computing prototypes and the simultaneous capture of the multiple synchronized streams of sensor data. Previous work exploring the requirements for situated support for people with cognitive impairments motivated the design of the physical and technical infrastructure and we describe both our motivations and previous work on interaction design in kitchen environments. Finally, we describe how our lab-based prototype has been put to use as: a design tool for designers; a design tool for users; an observatory to collect sensor data for activity recognition algorithm development, and an evaluation test bed. The limitations and advantages of lab-based, as opposed to in situ home-based testing, are discussed

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2009
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2009
    Event2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2009 - Corfu, Greece
    Duration: 9 Jun 200913 Jun 2009

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2009
    CountryGreece
    CityCorfu
    Period9/06/0913/06/09

    Keywords

    • Kitchen tasks
    • Multi-modal prompting
    • People with dementia
    • Pervasive computing
    • Prompting
    • Sensor networks assistance in daily activities
    • Ubiquitous computing

    Cite this

    Olivier, P., Xu, G., Monk, A., & Hoey, J. (2009). Ambient kitchen: Designing situated services using a high fidelity prototyping environment. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2009 [47] https://doi.org/10.1145/1579114.1579161