Development of smart inner city recreational facilities to encourage active living

FOSTER, Leon, HELLER, Ben, WILLIAMS, Alan, DUNN, Marcus, CURTIS, David and GOODWILL, Simon (2016). Development of smart inner city recreational facilities to encourage active living. In: GARCIA, C. R., CABALLERO-GIL, P., BURMESTER, M. and QUESADA-ARENCIBIA, A., (eds.) Ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence. Health, AAL, HCI, IoT, smart cities, sensors and security. Springer. (In Press)

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Lowfield Park in Sheffield, UK is a green recreational space main-tained by the City Council. Lowfield Park was selected as the primary Sheffield FieldLab for the ProFit project which ended in 2015. The ProFit project was European Interreg IVbNWE funded with the aim of encouraging physical activ-ity through innovations in products, services and ICT systems. In 2014 the Sheffield Hallam University City Athletics Stadium (SHUCAS) was introduced as a secondary FieldLab. A number of innovative systems have been installed into the FieldLabs, these include: Pan Tilt Zoom cameras, automatically timed sprint and running tracks, outdoor displays/touchscreen and a gait analyser. This paper describes the hardware, software and cloud infrastructure created to enable these systems. Pilot testing has been carried out over the last year and has found a positive effect on both sites. The systems created will be taken for-ward to Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park, which is currently under develop-ment.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 10th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing & Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2016).
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 11:06
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2016 21:15

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