Connected Home & Community
The Connected Home & Community activity is exploring how pervasive computing technologies and experience-centred design methods can be used to support people in their activities of daily living and their relationship with friends and family. Although we consider the impact of such technologies and methods on the whole community, we are particularly interested in older people, people with age-related cognitive and physical impairments, intergenerational communication, and the mental wellbeing of younger people. (Read more)
Featured Case Study
Researchers from SiDE's Connected Community activity have been working with an adult mental health and learning disability development unit where many of the patients have chronic dementia.
Building on dementia research in the Personhood project they have developed a digital artwork that enlivens the 'quiet room' and provides interactive reminiscence for clients living in the unit
We are pleased to announce that SiDE PhD Student, Sebastian Stein has been awarded best student paper at this year’s Digital Economy All Hands conference. His paper, co-authored with Stephen McKenna is entitled Towards Recognizing Food Preparation Activities in Situational Support Systems.
Sebastian Stein awarded best student paper at DE2012 conference