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Easily installable wireless behavioral monitoring system with electric field sensor for ordinary houses.

Tsukamoto S, Hoshino H, Tamura T - Open Med Inform J (2008)

Bottom Line: Since the sensor is not direction sensitive and does not require precise positioning and wiring, it can be easily installed in ordinary houses by the end users.For evaluating the practicability of the sensor unit, several simple tests have been performed.The results indicate that the proposed system could be useful for collecting the usage statistics of home appliances.

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Affiliation: Division of Life Science and Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, Japan.

ABSTRACT
This paper describes an indoor behavioral monitoring system for improving the quality of life in ordinary houses. It employs a device that uses weak radio waves for transmitting the obtained data and it is designed such that it can be installed by a user without requiring any technical knowledge or extra constructions. This study focuses on determining the usage statistics of home electric appliances by using an electromagnetic field sensor as a detection device. The usage of the home appliances is determined by measuring the electromagnetic field that can be observed in an area near the appliance. It is assumed that these usage statistics could provide information regarding the indoor behavior of a subject. Since the sensor is not direction sensitive and does not require precise positioning and wiring, it can be easily installed in ordinary houses by the end users. For evaluating the practicability of the sensor unit, several simple tests have been performed. The results indicate that the proposed system could be useful for collecting the usage statistics of home appliances.

No MeSH data available.


Experimental setup for behavioral monitoring. Four sensor units and one data storage terminal are installed.
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Figure 3: Experimental setup for behavioral monitoring. Four sensor units and one data storage terminal are installed.

Mentions: To assess the practicability of the proposed system, four sensor units were installed in an ordinary house (Fig. 3); the target appliances in this experiment were a microwave oven, electric pot, television set, and personal computer. One healthy volunteer (male, age: 23 years), from whom prior verbal consent was obtained, participated in this experiment.


Easily installable wireless behavioral monitoring system with electric field sensor for ordinary houses.

Tsukamoto S, Hoshino H, Tamura T - Open Med Inform J (2008)

Experimental setup for behavioral monitoring. Four sensor units and one data storage terminal are installed.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 3: Experimental setup for behavioral monitoring. Four sensor units and one data storage terminal are installed.
Mentions: To assess the practicability of the proposed system, four sensor units were installed in an ordinary house (Fig. 3); the target appliances in this experiment were a microwave oven, electric pot, television set, and personal computer. One healthy volunteer (male, age: 23 years), from whom prior verbal consent was obtained, participated in this experiment.

Bottom Line: Since the sensor is not direction sensitive and does not require precise positioning and wiring, it can be easily installed in ordinary houses by the end users.For evaluating the practicability of the sensor unit, several simple tests have been performed.The results indicate that the proposed system could be useful for collecting the usage statistics of home appliances.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Life Science and Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Denki University, Japan.

ABSTRACT
This paper describes an indoor behavioral monitoring system for improving the quality of life in ordinary houses. It employs a device that uses weak radio waves for transmitting the obtained data and it is designed such that it can be installed by a user without requiring any technical knowledge or extra constructions. This study focuses on determining the usage statistics of home electric appliances by using an electromagnetic field sensor as a detection device. The usage of the home appliances is determined by measuring the electromagnetic field that can be observed in an area near the appliance. It is assumed that these usage statistics could provide information regarding the indoor behavior of a subject. Since the sensor is not direction sensitive and does not require precise positioning and wiring, it can be easily installed in ordinary houses by the end users. For evaluating the practicability of the sensor unit, several simple tests have been performed. The results indicate that the proposed system could be useful for collecting the usage statistics of home appliances.

No MeSH data available.