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Papers/Notes: Domestic Life

Thursday, April 15
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

How Routine Learners can Support Family Coordination
Scott Davidoff, Carnegie Mellon, USA
John Zimmerman, Carnegie Mellon, USA
Anind K. Dey, Carnegie Mellon, USA

Offers a vision of how simple sensing could capture and model idiosyncratic routines, enabling applications to solve real problems. Focuses on augmenting calendars and reminder systems to improve family coordination.

 The Design and Evaluation of an End-User-Deployable, Whole House, Contactless Power Consumption Sensor
Shwetak N. Patel, University of Washington, USA
Sidhant Gupta, University of Washington, USA
Matthew S. Reynolds, Duke University, USA

We present the design, development, and evaluation of an end-user installable, whole house power consumption sensing system capable of gathering accurate real-time power in the home.

InPhase: Evaluation of a Communication System Focused on ?Happy Coincidences? of Daily Behaviors
Hitomi Tsujita, Ochanomizu University, Japan
Koji Tsukada, Ochanomizu University, Japan
Itiro Siio, Ochanomizu University, Japan

A new method of communicating "happy coincidences" in daily activities between people separated by long distances. This system can enhance intimacy, closeness and privacy while reducing annoyance.

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