Best Presentation Award at SenseCam 20124th April 2012
Our presentation entitled "DejaView: help with memory, when you need it" was awarded the best presentation prize at the SenseCam 2012 Symposium. The prize was awarded by Steve Hodges from Microsoft Research.
Alex Wood being awarded the Best Presentation prize
Abstract: Promising findings in the use of wearable memory aids such as SenseCam have been widely reported. However, to date, there has been relatively little consideration of the potential for offering memory help in real-time during daily living. Such assistance, in the form of proactive visual prompts comprising the four reported types of cue (people, places, objects, and actions), could help people with memory problems to immediately orientate themselves in a situation -- supplying details of where they are, or who they are with. This paper reports on the three-tier DejaView system, designed to provide such help.
DejaView works across a wearable device, a smartphone, and a remote computer, simultaneously recording a lifelog, finding appropriate cues from past experiences, and feeding relevant information back to the user. The real-time nature of this system required the design of a new wearable device, similar to SenseCam but more customisable and additionally capable of transmitting data over Bluetooth. Fitting this into the three-tier architecture allows for complex processing in the system without limiting the battery lifetime of the portable and wearable parts.
In the currently-implemented example, photos captured by the wearable device are compared against a database of faces stored on the remote computer. The user subsequently receives information about people around them via their smartphone. More generally, the architecture permits a wide range of intelligent methods for selecting useful cues, based on the user's environment, to be integrated into the system, facilitating the provision of real-time help for memory problems.
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Presentations from Teng, Sei Ping, Luis and Davide9th July 2012
Today, Teng, Sei Ping, Luis and Davide all presented their research as part of the ESS group's student seminar series.
Teng presented his research on interoperability in wireless sensor networks, Sei Ping on intelligent adaptive street lighting, Luis on machine learning for adaptive power management, and Davide on energy-aware algorithms for wireless sensor networks.
All received a lot of useful questions and feedback on their research, and it was a useful exercise in finding out more abou... [more]
22 Lectures Delivered in Malaysia!28th October 2013
I have just returned from a fortnight's intensive teaching visit to the University of Southampton's Malaysia Campus (USMC), at EduCity@Iskandar Nusjaya.
ECS welcomed our inital intake of 10 students onto our top-quality Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) degree course, which has been offered for the first time this autumn at USMC. The EEE degree joins Southampton's undergraduate MEng in Mechanical Engineering that enrolled its first students at USMC in 2012.
Our four year 2+2 MEng... [more]