SIMDOMO: A Tool for Long-term Simulations of Ambient-Assisted Living
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In this paper, we introduce SIMDOMO, a tool to simulate human activities in virtual sensorized houses. The purpose of the tool is to facilitate the generation of large amount of data for the design and evaluation of ambient-assisted living applications. Specifically, for experimenting with visualizations of home activities over long periods (years or decades); for training and testing algorithms to recognize changes of behaviors or anomalies that would be difficult to observe in real settings or in lab; testing infrastructures for robustness and scaling; as well as, for assessing business models. SIMDOMO allows defining “human behaviors” in terms of temporally anchored activities: these behaviors can then be automatically replicated introducing small random variations to make the data more varied. The time of the simulation can be accelerated by several factors allowing the generation of decades of simulated life in few hours. We believe that this tool addresses an urgent need in the field of Ambient-Assisted Living.
KeywordsAssisted Living Home Activity Standard Desktop Computer Ambient Assisted Living System Testing Infrastructure
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