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Mood controlled affective ambiences for the elderly

Willems, P. (2017) Mood controlled affective ambiences for the elderly.

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Abstract:In this research, an ambient lighting system is developed that is controlled by the mood of a user. The ambient lighting system uses the physiological data of the user to intervene when necessary. The mood of the user is improved by changing the ambient lighting in the person’s own living room. Prior to the development of the system, literature related to the system was analysed. This was followed by the development of the system and which was tested in two different experimental settings. First, an experiment was conducted focusing on validating the existing research, identifying the interaction of participants with the developed system and identifying the responses of the users to the changes in lighting. Second, an experiment was conducted focussing on the effects of the ambient lighting on one participant over a week. The physiological data of this participant is measuring for a week, during which she reported the events that influenced her mood in a diary. The physiological data of the participant is mapped and a peak adaption algorithm within the system is used to analyse the data. The results of the experiments show that it is possible to improve the (experienced) mood by changing the ambient lighting.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:50 technical science in general, 54 computer science
Programme:Interaction Technology MSc (60030)
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