Lifecharm is a medium-term project that aims to create personal wearable systems that help satisfy human needs for the general public in countries providing access to good wireless networks and sensing infrastructures. This project was started in October 2007 to improve quality of life on an individual basis and foster the adoption of wearable technologies through the provision of diverse useful, usable, low cost, and environmentally benign systems.
So far, the project has involved 1 expert and led to the development of a software prototype (Alpha V0.01.1). You will find below a description of the project team, an outline of our progress, and an overview of our dissemination process.
The current team includes only one full-time researcher:
As a first step I am implementing a software prototype that lets the user record information about the air quality of her surroundings on a daily basis with a graphical user interface, so that she can easily monitor her situation. The current version is Alpha V0.01.1.
In the coming months, I will investigate the classification of air quality and types based on scientific evidence then integrate it in the software structure to allow pertinent visualization with, and advice from, the prototype. I will test the interface with a laptop and with semi-transparent glasses at home, at the office, and on the move during a full day to improve usability based on real-world situations. In June 2008, the software will recommend trips and activities at appropriate moments according to the user records: location, duration and frequency of former trips. Later, the system will exploit sensors and take into account sleep and nutrition. Collaborations with innovative capable laboratories such as the are under consideration.
No publication nor seminar yet.