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ALADIN - a Magic Lamp for the Elderly?

  • Edith Maier
  • Guido Kempter

Abstract

Like Aladdin in the medieval oriental folk-tale, the assistive lighting system developed by ALADIN (Ambient Lighting Assistance for an Ageing Population), a research project co-financed by the European Commission, is expected to bring enchantment to people’s lives. But this will not be achieved by magic and genies, but by exploiting our knowledge about the impact of lighting. adaptive lighting can contribute considerably to sound sleep and a regular sleep-wake cycle regulated by people’s ’inner clock’. This tends to deteriorate with ageing, but is essential to preserve and enhance comfort and wellbeing. And this is the main goal of the assistive ALADIN lighting system.

Keywords

Remote Control Simulated Annealing Algorithm Test Person Lighting System Skin Conductance Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.User Centered Technologies, University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Austria, and University of Applied Sciences St. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.User Centered TechnologiesDornbirnAustria

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