Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in a Residential Environment (SPHERE)

Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in a Residential Environment (SPHERE)SPHERE (Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in a Residential Environment) is an interdisciplinary research collaboration (IRC) funded by the EPSRC and led by the University of Bristol together with the Universities of Southampton and Reading. The project will work in partnership with Bristol City Council, IBM, Toshiba and Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC).

The aim is to gather information from multiple sensors around the home so as to monitor and track the signature movements of people in their homes and trigger a response in accordance with health needs. For example there are signature movements that are an indication that a person may have an increased risk of falling. The concept is to allow the health care experts, residents and carers to have information that is appropriate to their needs, which could range from identifying activities that could cause concern, through to direct feedback to the individual to suggest alternative behaviours that would reduce risk.

For more information please visit the SPHERE: EPSRC Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration website.

Body Area Sensing and Communications

Data Fusion and Data Mining

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  • Computer Science Research
  • Cybernetics Intelligence Research

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