Today I presented work from the STRETCH team on our emotion-monitoring devices to an international conference in Sydney. What was it all about?
Professor Clifford Stevenson joins the team
We would like to welcome Clifford to the Stretch team. Clifford’s research uses the Applied Social Identity Approach to investigate how social relationships can benefit health and how sharing a collective identity can enable members of disadvantaged communities to deal
Some reflections on STRETCH and Covid-19
In the last few months of the Circles of support part of STRETCH project I had thought I would be reviewing participants’ experience of being part of the project and winding things up. Then COVID 19 happened. Being the face
Dr. Paul Lunn joins the team!
Prior to starting at the OU Paul was a Senior Lecturer for over 16 years working at Coventry University, BCU, and Huddersfield University. His teaching was focused around computer programming, embedded systems, DSP and audio electronics. He has a PhD
Deploy Mood buttons, front door sensors and fridge sensors, in the homes of participants in Milton Keynes and Exeter. Continue with the circles of support study in Exeter. Akshika Wijesundara at the OU, plans to build and test a multimodal adaptive guidance system for smart
OU Meeting at Bonymaen House
We met Mark and Claire Warren at the Bonymaen care home in Swansea. It provides short term support (which is maximum six weeks) for older people who have spent a long time in hospital and need help transitioning back to living in their
Age UK Exeter Circles of Support Study
Tangible buttons for self reporting mood at the OU
We designed and built button based tangible user interfaces (TUIs) for mood self logging. Currently our mood TUI has 3 off the shelf bluetooth buttons that correspond to happy, neutral and sad mood states. When a user presses any of the buttons, it
The project will develop a patient-centred digital healthcare support infrastructure that is able to integrate and coordinate data and capabilities from both automated sensing and the human ‘circles of support’ ranging from medical professionals, care workers, community support and relatives.
Planned Future Activities
We will commence the first stages of implementing sensors in some pilot participants houses and showing them the sharing interfaces – asking them what information they would and wouldn’t share with their family, support network, and healthcare professionals. The community