Quantitative confirmation of residents’ everyday life behavior by acceleration measurement of facilities in a house

Maki Kato, Yoshie Shimodaira, Takeshi Sato

    研究成果: Conference contribution

    抄録

    In aged society, decreasing of worker population is one of the most important problems. Especially the farming population has been decreasing in recent years. On the other hand, the elderly people’s families live away from them, because they cannot expect a reasonable profit from farming. In addition, it is hard to find other jobs in a rural area. Thus, the isolated farmers need somebody’s help to take care of themselves. For example, the families can confirm their everyday lives by a remote system with monitor cameras. However, it can violate the residents’ privacy. The appropriate system should have a confirmation function without violating the privacy. In this study, facilities in a house can be thought as sensors of everyday life in place of cameras. The acceleration measurement was held for quantification of the residents’ behavior in a house. The residents in the subject house are 62-year aged husband, 58-year aged wife and 91-year aged father. The accelerometers have been fixed on the refrigerator and the door in the house. Approximately one-year lengths, acceleration of the facilities were recorded through 2013 and 2014. The fluctuation of acceleration of the refrigerator can indicate the resident’s using in a day. It showed that the residents lived well-regulated lives. The refrigerator will be able to indicate the feature of their everyday life. On the other hand, the fluctuation of acceleration of the door can indicate the resident’s movements inside out. The door movements depend on the seasons. The number of the door movements in each season is different. They kept the door open through the daylight in summer, but they close the door after going in winter. These results reveal that the acceleration measurement of facilities in a house can become the quantitative confirmation method of residents’ everyday life stability.

    本文言語English
    ホスト出版物のタイトルNew Ergonomics Perspective - Selected Papers of the 10th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics
    編集者Sakae Yamamoto
    出版社CRC Press/Balkema
    ページ243-249
    ページ数7
    ISBN(電子版)9781138027510
    出版ステータスPublished - 2015 1 1
    イベント10th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2014 - Tokyo, Japan
    継続期間: 2014 8 252014 8 28

    Other

    Other10th Pan-Pacific Conference on Ergonomics, PPCOE 2014
    国/地域Japan
    CityTokyo
    Period14/8/2514/8/28

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 人的要因と人間工学

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