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Smart reasoning systems for well-being at work and at home

Project Number: P07
Project Manager: Prof. dr. Paul Havinga
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Tel.: +31 53 4894619
Email: P.J.M.Havinga@utwente.nl

Project website: SWELL


The objective of this project is to develop user-centric sensing and reasoning techniques that help to improve physical well-being and to improve well-working. Well-working could be defined as "being and feeling in control", with a positive impact on work efficiency and effectiveness, work pleasure, mental and physical health status. Managing work and family responsibilities is often difficult and impacts the health and well-being of employees, their families, and the workplace performance. In the Swell project, the activity, health status and information access patterns of an individual will be monitored by sensors hidden in the environment of the person. This will used to provide input for an unobtrusive coach or assistant based on robust reasoning techniques, thereby increasing the individual's sense of feeling in control. We will address the following key research questions: How to infer the user's state from heterogeneous and incomplete sensor information? How to present feedback and design coaching tools in an intuitive unobtrusive manner? How to design user friendly and adaptive privacy policies regarding the use of context information?

Project duration: 1 June 2011 – 1 June 2016
Project budget: 7.4 M-€ / 2.2 M-€ funding
Number of person/years: 
Project Coordinator: TNO
Participants: TNO, Novay, UT, Ericsson, Philips, Roessingh Research and Development (RRD), Noldus, NSCi, Radboud University Nijmegen
Project budget CTIT: 1.2 M-€ / 532.8 k-€ funding
Number of person/years CTIT:
Involved groups: Pervasive Systems (PS), Information Systems (IS)