Energy-Aware systems for improving the well-being of older people by reducing their energy consumption

ROBINSON, Jon, LEE, Kevin, APPIAH, Kofi and YOUSEF, Yousaf (2017). Energy-Aware systems for improving the well-being of older people by reducing their energy consumption. International Journal on Advances in Life Sciences, 9 (3&4), 163-175.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Appiah-Energy-AwareSystemsforImprovingtheWell-being(VoR).pdf - Published Version
Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike.

Download (1MB) | Preview
Official URL: http://www.iariajournals.org/life_sciences/lifsci_...
Related URLs:

    Abstract

    Fuel poverty is becoming a problem amongst the older community in the UK. To help reduce the anxiety that fuel poverty places on older members of the community, this paper will first address why such systems are necessary before introducing a system and various interfaces for engaging and promoting better energy usage. Key areas of the proposed prototype will be discussed which focuses on a recommender and behavioural change system which enables older people to improve their energy footprint through energy-aware systems. Using systems to help reduce fuel poverty will invariably improve their general well-being. Results show how this technology can be accepted and act as an enabler in improving the overall well-being of older people as well as other system considerations. In addition, a number of subsequent phases of the project will be detailed which will discuss a longer test duration, an analysis of the data harvested and future directions.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
    Page Range: 163-175
    Depositing User: Kofi Appiah
    Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 13:09
    Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 07:49
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18269

    Actions (login required)

    View Item View Item

    Downloads

    Downloads per month over past year

    View more statistics