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ThinkMind // International Journal On Advances in Life Sciences, volume 9, numbers 3 and 4, 2017 // View article lifsci_v9_n34_2017_9


Energy-Aware Systems for Improving the Well-Being of Older People by Reducing Their Energy Consumption

Authors:
Jon Robinson
Kevin Lee
Kofi Appiah
Raheem Yousef

Keywords: energy-efficiency; energy-awareness; intelligent sensor systems; recommender systems; well-being; internet of things; big data

Abstract:
Fuel poverty is becoming a problem amongst the older community in the UK. To help reduce the anxiety that fuel poverty places on older members of the community, this paper will first address why such systems are necessary before introducing a system and various interfaces for engaging and promoting better energy usage. Key areas of the proposed prototype will be discussed which focuses on a recommender and behavioural change system which enables older people to improve their energy footprint through energy-aware systems. Using systems to help reduce fuel poverty will invariably improve their general well-being. Results show how this technology can be accepted and act as an enabler in improving the overall well-being of older people as well as other system considerations. In addition, a number of subsequent phases of the project will be detailed which will discuss a longer test duration, an analysis of the data harvested and future directions.

Pages: 163 to 175

Copyright: Copyright (c) to authors, 2017. Used with permission.

Publication date: December 31, 2017

Published in: journal

ISSN: 1942-2660

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